Stockwell Gate 1970's

Stockwell Gate early 70's

Old Stockwell Gate around early 70’s from ones collection, looking down towards the Co-operative building .

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  • Glenn, it was most probably me.
    It would be lovely if you could post a few pictures, maybe they will jog a few memories..

    By April (29/01/2023)
  • April, I have vague memories of a girl in the 70’s called April in the Crowne, must be you as it is an unusual name😊 Wow, such a long time ago. I must post a few pictures, maybe they will jog a few memories..


    By Glenn Sutcliffe (04/06/2022)
  • Hi Rob, the landlord back then was Tom Emms, great bloke, very tolerant! I remember Pauline very well, she was quite a character, serving behind the bar and joining in with the regulars at parties etc.
    She had a boyfriend who I think she married, he was not very tall and quite slight of build, but quite capable of sorting out the odd bit of trouble when it occurred, as did Tom.
    Fantastic pub back then, from late 60’s to about 1977. When the pub changed hands it was never the same.

    By Glenn Sutcliffe (04/06/2022)
  • Hi Rob,
    I used to spend a lot of time at the The Crown pub in the early seventies. Did not know the landlord’s name, but I remember Pauline who served behind the bar.
    I met many people there and we had some really good times. I moved away from Mansfield 45 years ago and sadly lost touch with everyone.

    By April (07/05/2022)
  • Hi Rob, remember the landlord at the Wheatsheaf Pub had white hair and ran it for a few years, I think in the 70’s, his name just slips my mind. Is the Pub still there? With so many changes in Mansfield over many years now wonder if its still standing .

    By Graham Burton (former Woodus Lad) (07/04/2022)
  • Would any of you remember the Landlords name? I believe it to be my uncle, Walter Emms. I visited in the mid 70’s, a lot of your memories ring very true…
    He had a daughter, (possibly grand daughter) named Pauline.


    By Rob Emms (02/04/2022)
  • I was a regular from 1970 until 1978. The Crowne was a great place during the late 60’s and much of the 1970’s. It was the only place in town where the jukebox played ‘progressive music’ as it was known back then, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young etc. so was popular with students from the Art College.
    Because of the music the pub thrived and often at the weekend the evening would go on further back at someone’s house or flat. In the tap room a crowd would gather each week to watch Monty Python on telly. You could buy a pasty or cheese and onion cob, however the draught beer was not so great, I stuck to bottled IPA. As already posted above, the folk club was very popular. Angie Roche, a Crowne regular back then, runs a Facebook group called Old Crownies for anyone who remembers those days.
    It is very sad to see the old place nowadays after such great times were enjoyed there back in the day.

    By Glenn Sutcliffe (04/10/2021)
  • Believe the Crown was accessed by the authorities recently to sort out the cannabis growth going on inside!! Used it during the 60s mainly because the dartboard was usually available, the beer selection wasn’t the best although there was a large upstairs room available for hire and had my wedding reception here in 1967.
    Stockwell Gate had a good selection of shops then but with the addition of the soon to be built hotel will become a sunless corridor, MDC seem addicted to granting planning permission to large concrete blocks to dwarf traditional structures.

    By Nigel Wolden (19/08/2021)
  • Graham Burton, are you the Graham who knows Denis Duffield ?

    By Jane swallow (12/06/2021)
  • Yes, the Crown Hostelry is still there. Over the past few years it’s changed hands and names quite a few times, but no one seems to make a go of the place.
    At present it’s called The Town House, but I’m not sure if it’s currently trading or whether it’s closed.

    By Jenny Wright (03/11/2020)
  • I was part of a group that frequented the Crown Hostelry on Wednesday evenings in the 1963-66 period for the Folk Music Club…. the younger clientele like ourselves had the venue as a mid-week out of school meeting point for principally Quegs and Brunts 6th formers, we were ‘outsiders’ of a kind as we attended Rushcliffe Tech-Grammar in West Bridgford.
    Being 6th formers we were of course generally under-age (but responsible on Wednesdays?) drinkers. The Folk Music Club was a venue for established and aspiring talents as well as touring acts…. very often of at the time mainstream ballads and some bawdy songs, very few of today’s singer-songwriter ilk. Come Friday night it was soul music at the Eight Bells!!

    By Jim Priest (27/10/2020)
  • Thank you for your comments Steeve, think it is still there, and I’m sure like yourself the Mansfield folk too have many memories of the “Ye Old Crown Hostelry” over many years.

    By Mr.G .Burton (19/10/2020)
  • Yes it goes back a long time gents, and originally called ‘Ye Olde Crown Hostelry’. The word ‘Hostelry’ can just be made out with the picture enlarged. I don’t know if it’s still there as a pub although I remember it well from many years ago. Very good picture! Will have a look on my next visit to Mansfield – no immediate plans as yet.

    By Steeve Cee (16/10/2020)
  • Hi David, yes I think it was the “Crown Hostel” pub all those years ago. Don’t know if it is still run as a pub but like yourself I’m sure the Mansfield folk remember it being a pub for many many years.

    By Mr Graham Burton (former Woodus Lad) (15/10/2020)
  • Graham, is the Mock Tudor building you can see in the distance a pub called The Crown? I remember going there to the Folk Club. Never went into the Wheatsheaf. I presume Gunners was the building adjacent the Crown?

    By David Holt (14/10/2020)

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