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But there are some still open


Opposite the Florrie is The Wellie, still open but up for sale. Probably a contemporary building but completely different in it's architectural style.

It is hard to imagine that in the twelfth century this area was a walled Royal Hunting Park with some 2000 acres of lush forest and streams flowing down to the Mersey where King John and his knights would spend their time hunting dear and wild boar. You do not get many knights down the Dingle these days.

But there are some still open


Opposite the Florrie is The Wellie, still open but up for sale. Probably a contemporary building but completely different in it's architectural style.

It is hard to imagine that in the twelfth century this area was a walled Royal Hunting Park with some 2000 acres of lush forest and streams flowing down to the Mersey where King John and his knights would spend their time hunting dear and wild boar. You do not get many knights down the Dingle these days.

comments (10)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2009, 07:24
Not many knights in the Dingle smile It is always a pity when good places close down.
Les Auld: If there are any then they are lost Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jul 2009, 08:08
I guess that many people want (or have been told they want) "gastro pubs" these days (eg arty-farty food at inflated prices) with the traditional boozer in decline. Other drinkers just want a place to have a good old punch-up followed by a knifing.
Les Auld: The Wellie is more the later than the former Alan, certainly not a Gastro pub. Thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 29 Jul 2009, 08:27
Can you tell me what the pub name means or what it is named after Les? This is building into a interesting series.In Portsmouth this would have been turned into about 10 flats in no time.I will have to Google the Dingle,as from your info it seems to have quite a history.Nice shot Les.
Les Auld: I suspect it is named after the Duke of Wellington Graham as it is of that era. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2009, 08:47
I love the feel of this: those broad & empty pavements!
Les Auld: Certainly not as many people about to fill the pavements as there used to be Chris, thanks for the comment.
Certainly a great picture, I like your text too, it's difficult to imagine a king with knights here...
New knights have Canon 350D for weapon smile

You're my guest star on my 3rd of august post.
Les Auld: Thanks for the honour Zeb, look forward to the 3rd then.
Lol at Alan, he's probably not far from being right in htese modern times. It would be nice to see this building survive Les.
Les Auld: probably will Brian, thanks for the comment.
Another nostalgic cracker. May be no knights but maybe the odd queen!
Les Auld: Quite possibly Alistair, and it is quite a tough neighbourhood as well. thanks for the comment.
Love the name! Be hard to find a buyer to run it as a pub i guess, but it makes a good picture
Les Auld: Not exactly a fast selling building Bill, thanks for the comment.
All on its own..shame. Its hard to imagine the history you speak of.
Les Auld: So completely different from what it used to be Ron, thanks for the comment.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2009, 21:16
This is grand. I love the look of the wellie. And the history you speak of is captivating.
Les Auld: And there is plenty of history around there Kay, thanks for the comment.

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