Pubs of Jarrow in Rhyme
Posted by Mac Cummings on March 28, 2021, 12:35:49, in reply to "1963 jarrow photo Norman"
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Where are the pubs of yesteryear which filled us with great cheer
we threw our darts and sang our songs,and supped that lovely beer
where are the pubs of jarrow town nice thoughts still remain
so just sit back, enjoy the crack and walk down memory lane.
The Borough, The Globe, and The Harbour Lights, The Forge with all its charms.
The Albion, Grange, and Staith House, not forgetting The Forresters Arms.
The Hylton Castle painted green, The Alkali painted red,
The Royal Oak, The Prince of Wales,and of course the old Queens Head.
The Western,and The Rolling Mill together side by side.
And the beer in The East Ferry Inn, was affected by the tide.
Along the road, The Old Bridge Inn stood there on its own
and the beer in the Telegraph,made the old men groan.
The Allison Arms,Alexandra,The Golden Lion too,
Rose and Crown,The Alnwick Castle,all sold the Blue Star brew.
The Queen's Arms,and The Queen's Hotel packed them in all standing
The Commercial Pub,"Oh what a view" is that the ferry landing.
Who will forget The cottage Inn,with its caged monkey so cute,
The County ,and The Duke of Wellington,known also as "The Boot"
The Crown and Anchor in 42' quenched the wartime fears,
As did the Tynemouth Castle,North Eastern,and "Engineers".
The Ben Lomond what a crowd! "right lads form a queue".
The Golden Fleece,a fine old name of which they are numbered two.
The Lord Nelson in Walter Street,in Hedworth Lane The Greyhound.
The Theatre Bar, in Market Square, sold ten pints for a pound.
The Lord Nelson in Monkton Village,Was once among the farms
The Station Hotel ,managed by Fred,further down The Ellison Arms,
And what about The Old Bell Rock,a real blast from the past.
Finally,The Robin Hood, we saved the best till last.
We hope youv'e enjoyed your little walk with memories so clear
of happy nights and sometimes fights of days no longer here
Though things may change,and time moves on and good friends drift apart, those
memories of Jarrow pubs will live forever in your heart.