Pat Moffat talks about the Red Brick pub off Spekeland Road

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 9th September 2011 by Liam Physick

Pat Moffat mentions that her father and his friends used to drink in the Red Brick pub off Spekeland Road after they had finished work

Interviewee: Pat Moffat

Interviewee Gender: Female

Interview Transcript

Pat: They all used to drink in the Red Brick, which was off Spekeland Road . . .

Jenny: Oh, oh, it was called the Red Brick?

Pat: Red Brick, yeah, because . . .

Jenny: Was it made out of sandstone?

Pat: Yeah, yeah (Jenny laughs), but the, the men, when they’d finished work, the, the exit was on Spekeland Road right facing this pub and there was a little betting shop . . .

Jenny: Oh.

Pat: . . . but the betting shop didn’t come til about 1969, 70, before that they used to have a man, who used to pick the bets up, like a bit of a bookie’s runner . . .

Jenny: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Pat: . . . I think they were called, and he used to pick all the railwaymen’s bets up (Jenny laughs), but we, we had lots of fun round here.

Jenny: What was Jackie’s surname, Uncle Jackie, he worked in the ticket office here?

Pat: Hughes, yeah, yeah . . .

Jenny: Jack, Jack Hughes.

Pat: . . . yeah, yeah, Jack Hughes but he was known as Jackie because we had a Great-Uncle Jack, so it was Jack and . . .

Jenny: Jackie.

Pat: . . . Jackie was his, his son . . .

Jenny: Yeah.

Pat: . . . yeah.

Jenny: And what was your dad’s name?

Pat: Hughes, Albert Hughes.

Jenny: Albert Hughes.

Pat: Yeah, yeah.

Jenny: Yeah. So, they all drank at the Red Brick . . .

Pat: Brick.

Jenny: . . . pub . . .

Pat: Yeah, yeah.

Jenny: . . . which was off Spekeland Road?

Pat: Yeah.

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