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Offline AsH62

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The Spotted Dog!
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi. I am digitising and archiving my great aunts letters, most of them are from the 1940s including letters from a sister who was serving in the war and a brother who was down in London.
They were a farming family from near Thirsk and over and over in the letters there is a reference to 'say hello to everyone at the Spotted Dog for me'. The family wouldn't have been big drinkers if they drank at all and they had a post office in Thornton le Street. As farmers there wouldn't have been much opportunity to go out so the pub must have been local. Please does anyone know where or what the Spotted Dog was. I have googled it and know that there were a number of pubs with this name but can't find any in the vicinity.
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Alison


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Re: The Spotted Dog!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:07 GMT (UK) »

Maybe this one - Lost Pubs Project'

https://tinyurl.com/ycaq3onl


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Re: The Spotted Dog!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:12 GMT (UK) »
That's not just close to them, it's part of their house!!!! Thank you

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Re: The Spotted Dog!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:30 GMT (UK) »
 :)  wonder when it became residential


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Re: The Spotted Dog!
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:36 GMT (UK) »
In case it's of interest - a plan of Thornton-le-Street when the house was a Post Office

https://tinyurl.com/yclf64ch

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Re: The Spotted Dog!
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Very interesting, thank you.
The family had the old farm house before building a bungalow next door and moving there. Mum remembers the cellar in the old farmhouse with the marble shelves for the barrels of beer, she said that it had once been an Inn but I just never made the connection. She said that the family story was that the pub had to be shut down when the squire's daughters were offended by the raucous  behaviour of the people emerging from the pub!