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I’ve lived in the area for 14 years and it’s never been open in that time. I think it was a Bulgarian place.

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This pub is just up the road from me.. It's opposite Hallam FC (the oldest football ground in the world)

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Developers are going to demolish it and build 8x town houses in it's place, local historians battled hard to save it citing cultural-vandalism (the previous pub had been on that land since 1600)  it's where folks first sat down and drew up the rules of football, the council agreed with the campaigners and quashed the developers plans.. but the developers appealed and a building inspector over ruled the council .. so that's another part of the city's heritage gone. The council was also ordered to pay the developer an undisclosed amout, the inspector said refusing the plans was “unreasonable behaviour resulting in unnecessary or wasted expense”

How depressing!

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1 hour ago, Double 0 Soul said:

It looked liked this in the 1600's

They had cameras in the 1600's? Talk about being progressive!

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:D looking at the clothing that was probably Victorian times but i doubt the building changed much in the previous few 100yrs, they might have had a patio and some decking..

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They should knock it down and build a giant football-themed sports bar to commemorate its heritage.

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Question for @Broark - I’m visiting Austin Texas next month for a week (first work trip in two years, hooray). I’ll have a couple of days to explore the city a bit. Can you give me some tips for cool places to walk around/ hang out??? Please and thanks. 

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Hey @fre-co I'll drop you a DM with suggestions.
Right now COVID is hitting the city pretty hard, we're in stage 5 (highest level) so a lot of things are temporarily closed...
Hopefully by then we get past this peak, would be up to grab a beer somewhere depending on when you're in town.
Anything you're interested in doing specifically? I know a lot of good breweries and restaurants. :D

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Thanks dude! I have La barbecue and rollin smoke on my list so far… beer would be great if we can manage it. 
Let’s continue in DM. 

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Junior MJF9's football was covid-cancelled so we tried a Malaysian café in Headingley, studentsville in the city of Leeds – excellent food, will go again

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And a here’s one for @unders memory lane 

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The grand arcades of Leeds – in order - Grand Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Thornton’s Arcade 

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The latter being home of OK Comics and ex-home of Hip Leeds (see an earlier link I posted)

Patient wait for the little fella to inspect and re-inspect glossy comics in comic sweetshop, emerging with Miles Morales The Clone Saga, thankfully out of his savings

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The off home via McKikz – where we last were refused entry for not having a booking – a what? a booking? – surely there are hall passes for heritage-wearing, utilitarian dandy, rugged, denim-clad blokes?  No. OK, give it time dears…

This time, luck was on our side, no booking required; interestingly… no prices on shoes, only barcodes for scanning, leading to the website…

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Homeward bound eyes-goggling at comic pricing

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Beautiful city [chef’s kiss]

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Are you from Leeds unders? I thought you were a Brummie. Or did you study there?

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Love Leeds - was great friends with some of the staff in the Vivienne Westwood store in the Victoria.

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Now I guess there's a few well-heeled photos out of that friendship Duke... maybe even enough for a Westwood thread?!

Aye tis a grand place indeed gents

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I've had a few beers in that Original Oak

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2 hours ago, MJF9 said:

Now I guess there's a few well-heeled photos out of that friendship Duke... maybe even enough for a Westwood thread?!

Aye tis a grand place indeed gents

Well heeled? High heeled might be more likely :laugh2:

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Near Willesden Green tube station, this house made me think of the Beastie Boys - “White Castle fries only come in one size…”

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On 2/5/2022 at 8:55 PM, suchislife said:

Leeds is surprisingly cool

Why surprisingly?  Genuinely unperturbed by the word and curious to hear more... cheers

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6 hours ago, MJF9 said:

Why surprisingly?  Genuinely unperturbed by the word and curious to hear more... cheers

Just an ignorant Londoner to be honest, currently working for a company based in Leeds so I'm up there once a month.  I didn't know what to expect going to the "North".  The people are cool, I really like the accent too.

This picture sums it up actually.

edit: ignore the tea reference I think that must be an American thing

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I bet you took your passport the first time you made the trip up north :laugh:.  Good to hear you've been pleasantly surprised, appreciate your candidity

I've spent a lot of time in London over the years and have seen the attitude above sometimes but definitely not always and definitely reduced over time

Londoners are even making it as far as my home town in the North West... including a certain Super Frank who is settling in very well indeed and I reckon will have a nice cup in his cabinet in May!!!  

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1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:
1 hour ago, Maynard Friedman said:

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This street is in Dorset btw.

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