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Six Bells

The Six Bells was situated on North Street. The publican in 1919 was Alphaeus Jeal. This 18th century grade-II listed building is now in retail use.
My uncle Joe Howson was landlord at this pub in the mid 1960s along with my auntie Pat. Iím fairly sure they had Barnsley Bitter in the pumps. Whether it was a Barnsley house, locals may be able to confirm. Why Barnsley would come out this far, not sure. I would be about eight when we used to visit and can remember playing bar billiards. My sister Judith stayed there and worked behind the bar for a while. I remember American servicemen frequenting the place, so there must have been a camp nearby. Uncle Joe was a strong fella and was famous for being able to tear a pack of cards in half. I remember watching him do it but donít know if it was a trick or not!!!
Chris Howson (October 2020)

Listed building details:
Formerly shown as Six Bells Public House. C18. 3 storeys. Painted brick. Modern tiles. 2 chimneys. Rendered plinths. Band continues 1st floor cills. Coved cornice. 3 windows, flat brick arches with stucco keystone, double hung sashes. 4 panel door, flat arch under plain hood. Modern public house windows on ground floor, flat arches. Pantiles to rear. Elliptical carriage arch to right with stone impost bands and keystone.

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