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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Bee Hive, Forge Lane

Bee Hive, Forge Lane, Bradford. (c) Henry Bairsto [1].

The Bee Hive was right outside the entrance to the Bradford Pit, so would be full of miners who would have a quick shower after their shift then head for a pint of Chesters.  Morning workers would also pop in for a couple of pints before work (a more relaxed attitude to health & safety then) while the afternoon shift would have to convince the landlord to allow them a drink despite the restrictive opening hours [1].  There is a 1971 photo of the Bee Hive at the archives.

1. Just Henry - Memories of Bradford and Moston Collieries Manchester, Henry Bairsto (1991).

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