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coundon12
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1 of 9  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 2:10pm  
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Has anyone got photos of the Bolshi pub which was located on the common in Swan Lane. Thanks, Dave Charley.
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TonyS
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2 of 9  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 2:33pm  
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Hi Dave, and welcome to our forum Wave I don't have the info you are looking for, but maybe you could tell people the year you are looking at and why you are searching?
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scrutiny
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3 of 9  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 3:03pm  
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Please do not think I am being funny but where was the common situated in Swan Lane? Thumbs up
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dutchman
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4 of 9  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 3:24pm  
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Hello Dave Wave Do you mean the Barras House Hotel in Swancroft Road?
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Adrian
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5 of 9  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 7:28pm  
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Almost certainly Dutchman. Everyone I know called the Barras House the Bolshi. I think it's gone now. Cheers
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Greg
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6 of 9  Fri 2nd Mar 2012 7:33pm  
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On 2nd Mar 2012 7:28pm, Adrian said: Almost certainly Dutchman. Everyone I know called the Barras House the Bolshi.I think its gone now. Cheers
Along with the old Stoke Heath Junior school, next to it, it has gone and is now covered in flats and houses.
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scrutiny
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7 of 9  Sat 3rd Mar 2012 9:12am  
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Lol, never knew the Barras was called the Bolshi. My mate used to live in Pinners Croft and I used the Heath to repair my car on (Ford Pop). Didn't drink much but fancied one after working on the car and bought my first pint in the Barras when I was 17, 1965. Also the Morris common which I used to run round between 2-4 times in training for cross country runs for Freddie's. It is the only common I know up there that is why I asked for where it was situated. Thumbs up
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coundon12
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8 of 9  Mon 5th Mar 2012 9:54pm  
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Hi, It was called The Bolshi prior to 1964.
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IslandCafe
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9 of 9  Tue 6th Mar 2012 11:34am  
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The "Bolshi" was always known by that name in the 1930's. I have always understood that it got that name from its popularity with the Bolsheviks (which later became the communist party I believe) that used to meet there to discuss their politics. Oh my Alan
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