As a follower of Pasoti since the days when Freathy used to brighten up our Saturday nights, I have at last joined so that I can comment on the excellent Old Plymouth Quiz.
In the fifties the Tom Elliot Bedford Vaults, Starkey, Knight & Ford Tiverton Ales, stood as indicated on the map GOS has posted, at the top of Old Town Street. It was next to Dr Scholls who sold something to do with feet.
One night, one of our group mentioned to the barman (Tom Elliot?) that there was a small leaf in his pint of Tivvy, upon which we were all thrown out. We could have gone around the corner to the Sugar Refinery, the James St Vaults or the Revenue, or turned left up to the Harvest Home, on the corner of Coburg Street. With beer at a shilling a pint, (5p), and coffee a lot cheaper, we crossed the road to the El Sombrero Coffee House, just to the left of the photographer.
On Saturdays we would go “out there”, as Home Park was known, stand on the rubble of the Lyndhurst half way line, and watch the antics of Carter and Gauld. Happy days!