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Spotted Cow, York, Yorkshire

Picture source: Peter Ashworth

The Spotted Cow was situated at 16 Barbican Road. This pub is now used as a Chinese restaurant. The publican in 1893 was Marmaduke Horsley, in 1967 Norman Whitehead.
In the 1950s this was owned by Hammonds Brewery Bradford. My Uncle, Water Stringer was the Licensee.
Gerald Tebb (December 2011)

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Date of photo: 1967

Picture source: William Burnett

Date of photo: c.1956

Picture source: Steve Dailey

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Name Dates Comments
Benedikt Weyerer 1976-1977 Coming from Munich in Bavaria, I lived at 50 Heslington Rd from 1976 to 1977. I was quite a regular at The Spotted Cow, and on the weekends the band playing on the premises always ended their progaramme with the song "Comply with me". I still remember the pub as if it were yesterday
Keith Stringer 1950-1956 I used to bike it to York with my dad Fred Stringer. We biked it from South Kirkby Pontifract. We used to camp on the banks of the River Ouse and on odd times would call in to the 'Spotted Cow' to see his uncle who was the licencee at that time.
Darren Bown 1980s/1990s This was one of Yorks most popular live music venues; Shed Seven and Chris Helme from Seahorses started out with gigs here in the back bar. There was a lively scene in the front bar with a pool table and jukebox.
I actually lived here for a short period in the early 1990s. Its very sad that these places are lost to us, more every day.