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The Robin Hood & Little John

by janet on 2 December 2011 · 5 comments

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Walkern High St looking north. Robin Hood and 3 Horseshoes are on the right

The Robin Hood & Little John in 2003. Photo by David Adams

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Debbie Jackson December 20, 2017 at 11:15 am

Hi I’m trying to trace lost family members. My Auntie Rhoda and Uncle Alf Betts ran the Robin Hood back in the early 70’s. Lovely pub I stayed there with my dad once when I was about 11. I remember it being haunted as glasses hanging over the bar would rattle when no one was near. Anyway Rhoda and Alf had 3 children. Linda Christopher and baby John. I’d love to know what happened to them.


George Jackson March 21, 2016 at 7:47 pm

it has been a while, some tens years now that a website mentioned the Robin Hood pub was built by James Spriggins but I am unable to remember when.

Does the name George Frederick Waldock mean anything to you?


Polly Macmillan (Pauline) January 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm

My parents Vic and Joyce Swain ran the pub for a couple of weeks when the Landlord was away, probably in the 1950’s. My parents, brother Nigel and I, stayed at the Pub and I can remember sleeping in one of the front bedrooms and being kept awake by the sign swinging outside the window. I can’t have been very old as I can remember not being able to see over the counter. I remember the distinct smell of beer and the pub dog, a golden cocker spaniel, drinking from the slop bowls. Wouldn’t pass the health and safety crew these days on several counts! Was the Landlords’ wife called Sadie?


Alan Young March 26, 2016 at 9:16 am

During the 50’s it was run by Albert and Sadie Young he also repaired shoes at the back opposite the blacksmith Mr Robinson


Philip Waldock January 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Yes, I have a copy of the origional paper cutting.It is dated May 10 1971. The team was formed mainly from clients of the local hostelry. Matches were played on Sundays, before the pub opened.



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