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The Fleece, Addingham

Troutweaver 20 May 13 - 06:42 AM
GUEST,Guest Iain G 20 May 13 - 08:22 AM
GUEST 20 May 13 - 02:21 PM
Peter K (Fionn) 20 May 13 - 03:39 PM
Leadfingers 20 May 13 - 05:10 PM
Troutweaver 21 May 13 - 04:06 AM
The Doctor 21 May 13 - 04:07 AM
Troutweaver 21 May 13 - 04:51 AM
GUEST,Iain G 21 May 13 - 03:55 PM
GUEST,Gin Crewe 21 May 13 - 06:32 PM
Troutweaver 22 May 13 - 03:41 AM
Troutweaver 22 May 13 - 03:45 AM
GUEST,Iain G 22 May 13 - 07:40 AM
GUEST,Iain G 22 May 13 - 07:41 AM
Dave Hanson 22 May 13 - 07:48 AM
IanC 22 May 13 - 07:57 AM
Troutweaver 12 Aug 13 - 05:07 AM
Joe Nicholson 13 Aug 13 - 03:01 AM
GUEST,muppett 13 Aug 13 - 06:09 AM
Troutweaver 23 Oct 13 - 06:12 AM
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Subject: Folklore: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 20 May 13 - 06:42 AM

Chums,

I'm new to this sort of thing but here goes.
This is not strictly folkloric but then it depends how you define it.
Certainly I have some fond memories of Thursday nights at this West Yorkshire village pub in late 70's early 80's. I have been out of the folk scene for too many years building a career, travelling, bringing up a family etc. Is there anyone out there who remembers those nights, and David & David, the landlord and his mate on Sundays. One couldn't get into the tiny music room, once you were in you had to climb out of the windows to go to the bar!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST,Guest Iain G
Date: 20 May 13 - 08:22 AM

I remember them very well especially the Sunday nights. Dave the Landlord is as far as I am aware still going strong although he no longer has the pub, unfortunately the other David passed away a number of years ago
They were super nights and always finished with a rousing rendition of Jerusalem
I started going there in the late 60's and have many fond memories too


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST
Date: 20 May 13 - 02:21 PM

Well remember being given a "spot" before Christmas for the group to Wassail for charity. Well received and good collection. Other occasional nights visited were always most enjoyable.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 20 May 13 - 03:39 PM

Greetings Troutweaver. I mentioned The Fleece HERE a few years ago and it provoked a couple of memories from others. The place had been greatly gentrified the last time I called in.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Leadfingers
Date: 20 May 13 - 05:10 PM

I found The Fleece in 1977 when I was Ooop North for a wedding - Did a spot and got a full (Charity) evening in the Village Hall a few weeks later after a chat with Landlord (later Councillor) Dave .

The Fleece was definately THE place to be on a Sunday night.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 21 May 13 - 04:06 AM

Fantastic attack of nostalgia!
Thursday nights at the Fleece Addingham. Was run by a chap called Martin Johnston I think. From 78/9 to 82 I sat atop that piano at the back with my drinking buddy TC. On Sundays another of David's shouts was, "Shut up or I'll follow you home and talk while you perform!"


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: The Doctor
Date: 21 May 13 - 04:07 AM

I don't believe there is still folk at the Fleece, but there is a session at the Swan, just a little further up the same road, every Monday evening from 8:30, Bank Holidays excepted, to which anyone and everyone is invited.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 21 May 13 - 04:51 AM

I'm down in Kent now. Loose. Maidstone. Check out our Folk Day on the 20th July!!
The Chequers in the village has Timmy Taylors Landlord on so that brings back some memories of nights out with the lads in Keighley.
"'Eee we supped some stuff last neet tha nose!"


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST,Iain G
Date: 21 May 13 - 03:55 PM

Martin is still around, I believe he runs a night over Howarth way on a Tuesday night


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST,Gin Crewe
Date: 21 May 13 - 06:32 PM

Some cracking nights there- we never saw it on a quiet night. Troutweaver- I remember you! Also Martin.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 22 May 13 - 03:41 AM

Gin!

Do you mean Haworth? I lived at Lees for 13 years, born in Oxenhope.
Which pub is it?


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 22 May 13 - 03:45 AM

Iain, Gin,

Sorry got excited.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST,Iain G
Date: 22 May 13 - 07:40 AM

I think it is in Stanbury is it The Wuthering Heights pub


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST,Iain G
Date: 22 May 13 - 07:41 AM

http://www.myspace.com/martynhjohnson
He is also on Facebook


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 22 May 13 - 07:48 AM

The Wuthering Heights is at Stanbury.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: IanC
Date: 22 May 13 - 07:57 AM

Wuthering Heights, Stanbury.
:-)


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 12 Aug 13 - 05:07 AM

Chums, I will be in Haworth possibly with my sons 27th 28th 30th October. I hope to see some you at the Silent Inn and the Wuthering Heights for a severe attack of nostalgia!

T.


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Joe Nicholson
Date: 13 Aug 13 - 03:01 AM

Whwn I first met my partner Maureen snd started taking her to folk events I told her about the Fleece on a Sunday and I said the only thing is if you want a drink or to go to the Loo you had to climb out of the window she did not believe me but she soon learned that it was true it did not put her off though. I remember Dave the Landlord subduing the talkers by saying if you want to talk therr are three pubs and two clubs up the steet were you can talk and they are all empty.

Joe N


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: GUEST,muppett
Date: 13 Aug 13 - 06:09 AM

EE I Yep I remember the Fleece at Addingham, used to call in there on a Sunday night on me way back from Potholing in the dales and on some nights in the summer I used to kip on the riverbank afterwards and walk into Ilkley in the morning and catch the first bus back to Shipley and go straight to work.
I remember a local teacher used to come and sing and every so often he'd bring along his 2 young lads and they'd get up and sing with him, they grew up and became the Famous Hall Brothers.
After David (the landlord) left the Fleece he continued to live in the village and became the local councilor for Addingham and surrounding area and he was deputy Lord Mayor of Bradford for a term.
Used to see him regularly at Otley festival, but not seen him around for awhile so not sure if he's still alive. The other David died several years back.
I remember Fredie Truman coming one night to collect the procceds of the pottie collection (a pottie was always passed around for a charity collection) and told us all a number of funny cricketing stories.
Troutweaver you mention Haworth, yes there's a Fleece there half way up the main street and in the 1980's when I lived there, there used to be regular music nights there ( I think it was a Wedsnesday ) both upstairs in the pool room and downstairs in the side room, not as popular as the one in Addingham but very entertaining.
A number of times a group of us would turn up and take other the side room and sing and play music all night and then at chucking out time we'd then continue back home along with the bar staff and landlord and landlady along with several jugs of Timmy Taylor's Landlord or Ram Tam

EEE Those were the days my friend


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Subject: RE: The Fleece, Addingham
From: Troutweaver
Date: 23 Oct 13 - 06:12 AM

Been looking forward to this for a while. I'm traveling up to Yorkshire with my boys to perform at three venues in the Haworth area 27th 28th 29th Oct Silent Inn 27th support to Beck Sian and John Kershaw. Haworth Old Hall singaround 28th. Wuthering Heights Stanbury floor singing 29th. Hope to see some of my Fleece Addingham chums at some point.


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