Thursday, 27 September 2012

This Sporting Life

If you believe the local media Hull is a sports mad city with passions running high between supporters of the various football and rugby clubs. The montage above showing sporting 'heroes' of the past is on the wall of the New Clarence which boasts that it is "Hull’s premier bar when it comes to live sports entertainment". Apparently you can catch all the action "with your choice of 8 foot digital screen, plasma and LCD TVs". It's on the corner of John Street and Charles Street if you want to go or if you wish to avoid.

This photograph courtesy of John Wyles shows the original Clarence which stood on the corner opposite the present pub and which was demolished in the 1980s. It was a quiet old fashioned place where the biggest excitement was a game of dominoes and there was no telly ...

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