Friday, February 15, 2008

The Pubs of One's Youth


Photo Jim Goldsmith
I didn't drink until my twenties, but we used to spend a lot of time in pubs - particularly The White Horse in Droxford. Here we are in 1967 again - driving home from the White Horse after a session with Nick Duke and Charlie Skipwith (who lived at Studwell Lodge next door) alongside the 'Quarterdeck' of mainly navy stalwarts (Jackie Slaughter, Robert Hennessey, Ted Stokes, Jasper Haynes, Philip Skipwith and Ted Horsman). The drive home took exactly 4.5 minutes - the time taken for Eric Burdon to sing The House of the Rising Sun on a primitive battery-powered disc player on the back seat of my Mini Cooper....

Click on the heading for a Google Map of the route - via Watton Lane to avoid the rozzers...

Click here to read some of Charlie Skipwith's memories of life in Droxford in the 1960s

Click on this link to hear Eric Burdon again...

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