What was The Winskills called?

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What was The Winskills called?

Post by Scribbler » Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:52 pm

I'm an ex-pat Sandancer currently back here for Xmas. Driving past along Boldon Lane I saw the Winskills pub. Wasn't it called something else? Who can help settle this family argument?
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Re: What was The Winskills called?

Post by Mr Smith » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:58 pm

Scribbler wrote:I'm an ex-pat Sandancer currently back here for Xmas. Driving past along Boldon Lane I saw the Winskills pub. Wasn't it called something else? Who can help settle this family argument?
Tony D (formerly St Peter & Paul School)
It was called the Victoria Hotel.

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Re: What was The Winskills called?

Post by passtheball » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:30 am

It would be most interesting to be please informed who 'Mr Winskell' was and the period that he was the manager of the pub, he must have been a very popular chap for his name to stick for so many years as an alternative identify for this one time popular venue. I knew it very well indeed pre the 1969 closure of Harton Colliery, being a member of the colliery band for many years and it being the band pub. The large room upstairs incidentaly served another use besides that of a function room venue, the band during WW11 was most successfully auditioned in it by the BBC for radio broadcasts as I was so informed many years ago. It was thereafter for any who may be so interested one of the most prolific broadcasting bands of the war years, the erstwhile famous Harton Colliery Band of one time national repute and its association with 'Winskill's'......

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Post by Mr Smith » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:21 pm

John George Winskell was manager of the Victoria Hotel before and during WWI. Born 1877 and he died in 1930
at the age of 53.
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Post by passtheball » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Thanks Mr Smith, and his name is yet so familiar nearly a century after his death, wonder if he died 'in harness' being then only 53 ?

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Post by Mr Smith » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:57 pm

He was also Mayor 1924-25
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Re: What was The Winskills called?

Post by Mr Smith » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:44 pm

Nothing more annoying than someone who becomes a member of the site and makes a post asking
for information. They then return 17 minutes later expecting a reply, and a reply not being there
at the time they don't ever bother to come back again to check later. Makes one feel used :roll:
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