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12-01-2018, 18:23   #1
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I have just found out that there is a public house on Ecclesall Road called The Porter Brook. I couldn't place this at all and I knew Ecclesall Road very well for a large part of my life. How long has it been there and what was this building before? It can't have been there and I just never saw it surely.

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12-01-2018, 18:40   #2
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Its been there ages up towards roundabout near Spar ,can't recall what it was before though.
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12-01-2018, 19:22   #3
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It was an electrical contractors premises before they turned it into a pub.

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The Mrs has just told me it was Hall and Stinson.
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12-01-2018, 21:07   #4
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Hi melv,

Do you have any idea when that happened? It must have been during the last 20 years, do you think?

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12-01-2018, 21:27   #5
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I think in the last 15yrs, grannypat. I'm not sure about that,though.
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13-01-2018, 11:55   #6
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I think I first went in round the time of the last big solar eclipse - so 1999ish at latest give or take a year.

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13-01-2018, 19:42   #7
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Just asking, but this is not to be confused with the Porter Cottage on Sharrow Vale Rd is it. Sorry but years since I was in that area.
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13-01-2018, 22:41   #8
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No, they are two different pubs.
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13-01-2018, 22:54   #9
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I think in the last 15yrs, grannypat. I'm not sure about that,though.
Sure itís been a pub longer than that?
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13-01-2018, 23:11   #10
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Sure itís been a pub longer than that?
I was trying to think when I first went there, and it was definitely longer than 15 years ago.

I cheated (don't like doing that) but a website, says opened in the 1990s as Hogshead. I'd say later than 95 though (from a single memory)
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15-01-2018, 20:15   #11
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Thank you all for your help and your memories. I left in 1995 and I feel sure that it must have been after that that the Porter Brook came into being. You've all helped me understand what happened.

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18-01-2018, 15:17   #12
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It was an electrical contractors premises before they turned it into a pub.

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The Mrs has just told me it was Hall and Stinson.
Hall & Stinsons Electrical Ltd, never actually worked for them but knew some who did
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