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Lads Of The Village



The Lads Of The Village was situated on Albert Road. This was a Charringtons pub which had gone by 1980.
Source: Colin Price
The landlord Charles Robinson got the nickname ‘Charlie Crackers’ in the Blitz because during air raids he’d run down to the shelter and leave the pub with the till open as the locals carried on supping. They would help themselves to beer ( it was mainly a beer house then) and put their remittance in the till. His nickname stuck after the war until the pub closed for good– my granddad would always say to my dad ‘let’s go down Charlie Crackers’ – and the family knew where they were off to.
Mike Willson (April 2011)

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