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Langs Arms

 


 

The Langs Arms was situated on Dale Street, closing in 1970.

Source: Max Taylor
 
I remember the Lang's Arms from what must have been its final few months. It was in the street opposite what was once Accrington Grammar School. The school building is now long demolished. That is a shame. It would have made superb loft apartments.
I was a sixteen years old lad, at the time, and myself and other lads from the College of Further Education, formerly Grammar School, would go into the Lang's on the occasional lunchtime. It was illegal, of course, but the landlord didn't seem to mind (he must have known).
Mild was two shillings (two Bob) a pint. Bitter was two shillings and tuppence (two an' two).
One of the regulars tried to get me into a drinking competition. He offered me a ten pints start. The one who was still standing at the end, or who hadn't thrown up, was supposed to pay for all the beer. I declined.
I didn't know why we stopped going in the Lang's Arms. I've no recollection of it closing down.
Philip Smith (February 2021)
 

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