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Jolly Sailor, Wakefield, Yorkshire

Copyright Betty Longbottom and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The Jolly Sailor was situated on Thornes Lane Wharf.
The Jolly Sailor was a favourite teenage haunt, perhaps it was the gloomy lighting in the bar, or it's remoteness from the city centre that allowed a bit of leeway.  Sad to see it has finally closed. It was a bit grim, even by the standards of the 70's, with those old victorian 3 legged tables (still a feature of the Black Horse on Westgate and the pub atop Heath Common) and sparcely upholstered bench seats.  Tetleys if memory serves me right, at a princely sum of 0.16p/pint in 1974.
Robert Keighley (Aug 2011)
This pub has reopened as The Wharfside.
Mark Gibson (November 2012)

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Alan Davidson 1819 My great great grandfather, Thomas Ramsden was the innkeeper from, as far as I can be sure, certainly from this year. Looking for any information regarding the pubs early history.