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Australian Arms

Picture source: Darkstar


The Australian Arms was situated at 18 Bigland Street. This pub started life in around 1851 (perhaps earlier).  It was a Courage pub when  it closed and was quickly gutted by fire in March 1989.
Stephen Harris
This pub has now been demolished and replaced by a supermarket.
Darkstar (July 2011)
Although the pub is closed the sign lives on in my shed in Australia (see photo below).
Tok O'Kane (May 2012)
The pub has not been demolished, however massively remodelled.
T C (June 2014)
In the 1960s I was a friend of a family (The Whiteheads) who ran the pub. Myself and the publicans children played behind the bar and in the cellars. Also on the top floor of the pub there was a full trainset layout with about ten different trains running around at the same time. We had hours of fun. My Dad used to drink in the pub at weekends. The landlady used to prepare roast potatoes on Sunday lunchtime and put them out on the bar (Saloon Bar only) for customers.
J. Dubb (January 2016)

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Picture source: Tok O'Kane