New Inn, Mansfield

New Inn in Flood
New Inn 2009
M Marples

Past & Present

Three different photographs taken of the New Inn on West Gate, Mansfield.

While the date of the flood is unknown we do know that Bill and Kath Wright were the Landlord and Landlady at that time. They are believed to have been at the New Inn during the 1960’s until 1978. Kath is the lady in the middle of the doorway. Mr Smith had the sweet shop on the left of the pub and it is recalled that crisp were floating in the floodwater.

This photo showing the New Inn with festive flags which may have been for a royal visit during the 1970’s.

The third photograph shows the New Inn as it is today [July 2009]

Note the Pub Sign is different on each photograph.

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  • My great grandfather Sam Powell who farmed Debdale Hall Farm liked a drink, my grandmother told me when he went to do any business in town he always called at the New Inn on West Gate, it was in the days before Chesterfield Road was surfaced, the surfacing ended at the top of West Gate. Being no cars or trams at that time he used a horse and trap and on his return home he would tether the horse outside the New Inn and quench his thirst. Quite often he would be a bit worse for wear when he left the pub, he would fall asleep in the trap but it didn’t matter there was no motorised traffic and the horse knew its own way home greatgrandmother or one of family would wake him up when he got home.

    By Peter Bowler. (18/01/2013)

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