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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Blink Bonny, Port Street

Former Blink Bonny, Port Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

The Blink Bonny beerhouse - named after the great racehorse, winner of the Derby and the Oaks in 1857 - was taken over by the Rices in the 1930s, a local ice cream manufacturers.  You used to be able to see the words "Enjoy Rice's Ices" in the doorway [1].  The Blink Bonny is described as being next to the Brownsfield pub on the corner of Brewer Street and Port Street, so is the building pictured here.  This is part of a nice little row of old dwellings converted into small business premises which can be seen opposite when enjoying a scoop in the Crown & Anchor (UPDATE: and of course, in the Port Street Beer House).

Former Blink Bonny, Port Street. (c) Google 2010.

1. Ancoats Lad, Mick Burke / Frank Heaton (1996).

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know Janything about John Gill who may have been the licencee in the 1920s?