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Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: monkey man ()
Date: June 2, 2005 13:59

Guys am in Richmond and need to know if the pub they regularly played in the early days still stands and if so can anyone gimme the address please?

Went to Cheltenham yesterday. Man was that surreal. Six trains, four buses and two marathons later I was stuffed but it was worth every minute of it. (Some really stunning countryside to stare at along the way helped).
When I arrived at Brian's grave it was as if I was in the Twilight Zone.
Had promised myself from single digits that I would one day make it and I finally I had.
I'm sure he was laughing at me as I was fumbling camera and film in the pouring rain. Actually I was quite openly telling him to stop being a bastard and help me out. Felt great talking to him - as though it was someone I'd known my whole life. But I guess in a way I have known him what feels like forever.

I took some flowers and left a card signed 'love from the boys and girls at IORR'.
Also left him half a pack of ciggys.

Paul Blain and Yaksami (sp?? sorry I can't remember your exact name) I read letters you left at the gravesite - hope you don't mind.
Well actually Paul I only read yours and stared at Yaksami's as I don't read Japanese. :0)

Great day. A pilgrimidge I'd recommend to any Stones fan.
If photo's turned out will post later.
Must remember on my next quest thru the Empire to take a fu*kin umbrella!!

Btw, I'm staying on Richmond Hill Road. Is that Mick's and Townsend's street?

kyle m

Have you ever lent somebody $20 and never seen them again? It was probably worth it.

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: nashville ()
Date: June 2, 2005 14:06

Kyle,

You must mean the Station Hotel which housed the Crawdaddy Club back in the 60s. It is still there but is now called the Bull and Bush I think - opposite Richmond Station in Station Road. There used to be a sign above the entrance telling people about the history of the place and the Stones connection.

Andy

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: monkey man ()
Date: June 2, 2005 14:10

Brilliant!

Thanks a mill Andy.

kyle m

Have you ever lent somebody $20 and never seen them again? It was probably worth it.

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 2, 2005 14:11

Are ya gonna visit Redlands?

ROCKMAN

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: June 2, 2005 14:21

Kyle

Mick and Jerry's pad is called Downe House. Its on Richmond Hill, with a great view overlooking the Thames. I'd post the number here but Id prefer not to!

Townshend lives at The Wick which is on the opposite side of the street and down to the left about 60 yards. Its directly opposite the Richmond Hotel. Ronnie Wood, of course, used to own this house. (in fact, Keith stayed there for a few months when lying low from the cops around 1973 - he lived in the gatelodge at the bottom of the garden which you can clearly see when you walk down the lane at the side of the house)

Both houses have the house name clearly indicated on the door, so theyre hard to miss!

The Station Hotel (now the Bull & Bush) is directly opposite Richmond station. Cant miss it.

Have a great trip

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: June 2, 2005 14:31

Kyle

I've e-mailed you the Downe House address.

check this page for the address of many of the Stones sites, including those in London

[mywebpages.comcast.net]

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: ADRIAN_L ()
Date: June 2, 2005 14:56

The Bull and Bush is now a poncy bar called "Edwards"...has been for approx 2 years, sadly.
(sign has gone, as well)

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: June 2, 2005 15:10

new owner must be a Beatles fan I guess. Cultureless bastard

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: ADRIAN_L ()
Date: June 2, 2005 15:15

if he was a Beatles fan, then it would be in his interests, to publicise the fact, that, it was the location, of the first meeting between the two bands.

I doubt the owner/proprietor, has ever hear of either band.

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Han ()
Date: June 2, 2005 17:21

monkey man Wrote:
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>
> Went to Cheltenham yesterday. Man was that
> surreal. Six trains, four buses and two marathons
> later I was stuffed but it was worth every minute
> of it. (Some really stunning countryside to stare
> at along the way helped).

Should have gone by coach like I said....



You might have to scrape me off the floor at the end of the tour, but it'll be really good scrapings. - Mick Jagger

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Georges ()
Date: June 2, 2005 18:50

Gazza,
Your web pages are quite interesting. Thanks for showing them.
I visited some of those places. I will visit the others...

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: June 2, 2005 18:59

Can't claim the credit for those "History tour" pages, Georges

The site belongs to Cindy P, a friend of mine from Detroit. If you like her site, sign her guest book and tell her I sent ya!

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Date: June 2, 2005 23:29

ADRIAN_L Wrote:
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> The Bull and Bush is now a poncy bar called
> "Edwards"...has been for approx 2 years, sadly.
> (sign has gone, as well)

What's 'poncy' mean?


Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: June 3, 2005 01:51

The Menace of Mayfair Wrote:
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> ADRIAN_L Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The Bull and Bush is now a poncy bar called
> > "Edwards"...has been for approx 2 years,
> sadly.
> > (sign has gone, as well)
>
> What's 'poncy' mean?
>
>In everyday slang, it means a pretentious idiot -

eg "I've got to get some of those jeans, all the famous people are wearing it."

"Dont be such a f***ing ponce."

It's also a slang term for a pimp, but rarely used in this context any more.






Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Gazza ()
Date: June 3, 2005 15:33

its more commonly slang term for someone "effeminate"!!

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Beast ()
Date: June 3, 2005 18:40

if you're still in richmond on sat, you could head for the Half Moon pub on Lower Richmond Road, where you'll find the Rollin' Stoned playing (and a bunch of us - well, a large handful anyway).

[www.rollinstoned.com]

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Date: June 3, 2005 23:37

Or, if yer feeling poncy, the George IV pub in Hampstead is a great place to look at poofters. Actually, Hampstead has some GREAT pubs: The White Bear, Duke of Hamilton, Geo. IV, I mean William IV, O'Henerey's (on Finchley Road, just up from the tube station).

"The wonder of Jimi Hendrix was that he could stand up at all he was so pumped full of drugs." Patsy, Patsy Stone

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Date: June 3, 2005 23:38

...oh, and the Hollybush. The Hollybush is a step away from where Mick and Keith lived in, I think, '62 or '63.

"The wonder of Jimi Hendrix was that he could stand up at all he was so pumped full of drugs." Patsy, Patsy Stone

Re: Where's the pub in Richmond + my little Brian quest
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: June 4, 2005 16:13

Menace of Mayfair:
Do you mean the Hollybush is close to Edith Grove?
I´m wondering because I will go to South Chelsea/World´s End
(and to loads of tother Stones-related places) within a couple of months.

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