And of course Vin Garbutt did a great recording of it, on Tossin' a Wobbler and every time he sings it he makes a point of telling people who wrote it.
"A great song written by my mate Pete Betts, about the good times that were had during his childhood in South Bank, near Middlesborough, after the pubs had closed. Those were the days before the television took over the spot where the piano used to stand and people used to sing, rather than listen to records - like yourselves."
That's what Vin wrote on the cover notes for the record. (And I love the ambiguity in that last sentence. Read it either way it's true. Typical Vin.Vin's web site: vingarbutt.com )