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Bar staff spooked by ghost of landlord


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:41 PM

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Most pubs are used to seeing scuffles and disturbances on their premises, but they are usually not of the supernatural kind.

However, at the Trocadero in Birmingham, West Midlands, Henry Skinner, a former landlord of the well-known city-centre bar, is making his presence felt 116 years after he was murdered there.

Mr Skinner knocks over glasses, flings beer mats and even throws loose change to the annoyance of staff.

But far from being a gin-soaked regular propping up the bar, Mr Skinner is in fact a ghost.

And in the centenary year of the pub being christened the Trocadero, he has stepped up his anti-social behaviour.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

For some reason I like the name Mr Skinner. Not sure where I've heard it before?


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

116 years...that is a lot of overdue rent.  I'd be upset as well :lol:

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:19 PM

View PostKryso, on 12 March 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

For some reason I like the name Mr Skinner. Not sure where I've heard it before?

Skinner is the principal on the Simpsons.  Also the behaviorist. B.F. Skinner

View PostKryso, on 12 March 2012 - 10:03 PM, said:

For some reason I like the name Mr Skinner. Not sure where I've heard it before?

Skinner is the principal on the Simpsons.  Also the behaviorist. B.F. Skinner

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:52 PM

I associated 'Skinner' with the supermarket owner in Hot Fuzz =/

"Mr....Skinnnnnner"

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:26 AM

He would be very annoying to have around.  At least its not their house, would be hard to sleep with him around.

Edited by Hilander, 14 March 2012 - 12:27 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:36 AM

Most English pubs are haunted.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

always a good way of getting punters through the door


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:24 AM

Makes me think of our very own Sarah Snow and her haunted pub!


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

That would be the "X-Files"


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:46 PM

nice, could be..


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 15 March 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

Makes me think of our very own Sarah Snow and her haunted pub!

Funnily enough, I've had a strange experience in my workplace this week!! Trust me to move on to a place that's even older than the pub was :lol:

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