Updated: Mar 12, 2021
So it's back of to the Royal to see what the arrythmia man has to say for himself and a chance to see what's been going on with Somerset House which appeared in this earlier post.
A former farmhouse which opened as a pub in around 1953 closed its doors in 2014 when Enterprise Inns decided that it was no longer worth keeping them open. They intended leasing it out to Tesco but local opposition to the ever increasing Tescopoly in and around Chesterfield was successful.
However, the end result wasn't that much different.
On August 23rd 2019 Central England Co-op opened a new store. They have, at least, kept a reminder of former times on one of the gable ends.
I wonder whether they've experienced any strange goings-on in the new store. The pub was reputedly haunted with unexplained door lockings and similar. A seven-year old girl was accidently killed in a shooting accident by her ten-year old brother at the farm in 1934 and was assumeded to be the cause of poltergiest activities in the bygone boozer.
And as for the second part of this update...
I actually have a diagnosis. It seems that I'm not going to die anytime soon. I can go back to some reasonably serious training and might even be racing again. Now, where have I heard that before?
If you've read this far, then thank you. Like me, you must have some sort of interest in bygone boozers. If you haven't done so already you can subscribe to ensure that you don't miss any future posts. Simply click here to return to the home page (opens in a new tab), follow the 'Subscribe' link and complete the form to receive an email notification of any future post. Or you could simply follow the link at the top of this page.