Thursday, 13 August 2015

Peter Sutcliffe's Favourite Haunts: Wath-on-Dearne, Broomhill And Brampton Bierlow

"The Yorkshire Ripper & Me (Before He Turned)"

It's been fascinating, digging out the old diaries and taking a trip down Memory Lane, back to 1968/9 when for a little while I knew Peter Sutcliffe--long before he turned into a monster. I'm saying nothing more of the story, other that none of us had the slightest idea of how things would turn out. The Mason's Arms, Broomhill, where I lived, is long gone as are some of the key players in the story. But the other haunts we visited and which are mentioned in the book are still here. 

The Horseshoe, in Wombwell, just up the road from The Mason's Arms. Earlier, my cousin had held his wedding reception here. 

The Bull's Head public house, in Brampton Bierlow. 

Cortonwood Miners' Welfare, almost next door to The Bull's Head. We went here just the once, with mutual friends who lived nearby. The establishment was later important during the Yorkshire Miners' Strike...I even gave a concert there!

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