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When Ange and I lived in Slough, The Pied Horse was probably the most popular pub an the town and was often the place where people met up at lunch times or evenings. Now it lies derelict and boarded up on a High street that bears little resemblence to the one we shopped in most Saturdays 

 

Slough

When Ange and I lived in Slough, The Pied Horse was probably the most popular pub an the town and was often the place where people met up at lunch times or evenings. Now it lies derelict and boarded up on a High street that bears little resemblence to the one we shopped in most Saturdays 

 

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Very sad, isn't it.
Bill Phillips: It is, mind you the beer in those days was awful
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 12 Mar 2018, 00:33
What Elizabeth said.

Slim Dusty's lament is appropriate, Bill!
Bill Phillips: It is a terrible song , and the beer in the late 60s early 70s was awful here. But it is sad that a meeting place like this is no more
I know a few pubs like this, Bill. It is sad. Then again my local from years back closed, and has now been reopened with its own micro brewery, seems its the way to go.
Bill Phillips: The big pubcos have done a lot to ruin the traditional pubs by charging them unrealistic rents and rip off beer prices.
It's sad to see the old gathering places boarded up...
Bill Phillips: It is becoming an all to familiar sight here as thousands of pubs have closed in recent years Larry
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Mar 2018, 06:41
This is soo depressing!
Bill Phillips: It certainly is
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Mar 2018, 06:49
Slough sounds as if it has been hit hard
Bill Phillips: It has changed a lot, but then so have many places
I hate going back to a place where I once lived, Bill, and finding it to be derelict. I can imagine what this felt like. sad
Bill Phillips: It was a surprise but I think in a short time it will be gone altogether so at least we got to see it
The grim reality ...
Bill Phillips: Indeed comrade.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Mar 2018, 07:36
Oh, what a sad view and what a sad experience for you both - but the horse is still jumping up.
Bill Phillips: I suspect it will not be there much longer Philine
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Mar 2018, 08:01
Few things last the test of time Bill. I can understand the reason for the video, but I always thought the song to be dreadful.
Bill Phillips: It is one of those comic songs that actually manages to be totally unfunny
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Mar 2018, 08:06
Even that beer tin must be dried out.
Bill Phillips: Sadly that is probably very recent
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Mar 2018, 10:30
I expect some developers have their eye on the site, though. In Scumsville, it would be converted into student accommodation. The changing face of the high street.
Bill Phillips: It is on the High street but what it will become is anybody's guess
It's a common sight, quite a few pubs have closed over recent years in Loughborough, and even a couple in Shepshed which at one time had about 15 for a small village of about 5,000 people!
Bill Phillips: It is a very common sight. The pub up the road from us only opened in the 80s and has been shut now for several years. Plans to demolish it and build a care home have just been approved....I suppose that must say something grin
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Mar 2018, 13:13
To find your favorite place like that must be sad, Bill. A lot of memories there. I might repeat what others might have said, I know too many places that have the same fate....
Bill Phillips: At least we got to see it before it disappears altogether Lady P
The pied horse has more or less had it's chips.
Bill Phillips: I reckon so Martin
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Mar 2018, 14:53
as much as i love photographing abandoned structures, it seems i can only enjoy the beautifully decayed when it's not a place where i have an attachment

it's really sad when the place holds memories for the photographer

(this is really cool though)
Bill Phillips: At least we saw it before it went forever
And things are going to get worse, Bill - I notice reduced restaurant chains in Sheffield, small firms closed, - we aren't out of the EU yet and things are already going pear shaped!
Bill Phillips: I read that Café Rouge group lost 60 million
Too bad, it is sad to note that even our memories grow old with things.
Bill Phillips: They say you shouldn't go back
is that a cctv that is still mounted up there, Bill? i can say from my observations that similar places in Singapore have been replaced by bars and pubs that charge outrageous prices for mediocre beverages.
Bill Phillips: I do believe it is Ayush !
My local has been knocked down is retirement flats now.
Bill Phillips: Our local is going to be a carehome

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