15. Jul, 2015

The Portland Pub - Back in Time

My Newcastle City Centre Local Pub back in the Seventies and Eighties , We also met there before we hit the town , it is a great pub and one of only a few pubs that opened its doors at 5:30pm back in the time when the drinking laws prevented pubs from opening all day . On a Saturday we used to meet in the Portland before we went to watch are beloved team Newcastle United , then we would head back to the Portland for the 5:30pm opening .On or route back from the match to the Portland we used to go to Woolworths and have a bite to eat in its "Restaurant" then go to the local Toilets to have a twopence "Wash and Brush up" , the Wash basins were big and the water always hot . Great days .