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Colin Glassar
1 Posted 23/03/2020 at 07:50:36
Many a pint of Tetley's bitter drunk in that place.
Mark Cuddy
2 Posted 23/03/2020 at 08:46:43
This is superb and one of the things that makes our club different and special.

I remember a European game in the mid-nineties (can’t remember who it was against) and me, my uncle and his mates were sat drinking in the Winslow. We all had tickets for the game but missed the first 15 or 20 minutes of the match because we were all having a good laugh drinking in the Winslow. Crazy.

Lenny Kingman
3 Posted 23/03/2020 at 09:24:49
Amazing history of a pub steeped in blue.
Jamie Crowley
4 Posted 23/03/2020 at 13:05:03
When the Club moves, will the WInslow open a new location near BMD, or fade into history?

The only thing I can think of that’s remotely similar to this is the Cask n’ Flagon next to Fenway. But that’s more bar, and not pub with rooms type of thing.

Places like this should be linked with the Club. I’d almost hope they’d negotiate real estate to move with the Club, in conjunction / partnership with the Club.

Derek Knox
5 Posted 23/03/2020 at 14:09:12
Jamie C, good question, but I would imagine as the site of the now Goodison Park is due for regeneration on completion of BMD.

The Winslow (I would imagine anyway) will become part of that regeneration and under possibly a Compulsory Purchase Order, no longer exist. The projected images of the regeneration (post BMD completion) do not appear to accommodate any 'old with the new'.

Phil Parker
6 Posted 23/03/2020 at 16:12:38
We were in there till 4 in the morning the night we beat Liverpool 2-0, Joe Royle's first game as manager. He came in behind the bar, stood on a crate and said in typical Joe style "That'll do for a start". What a night that was.
Mick Davies
7 Posted 23/03/2020 at 16:36:09
Phil Parker @ 6, great story
Derek Knox
8 Posted 23/03/2020 at 20:33:46
Phil @ 6, those halcyon days when we could go to a pub, I remember them well! :-)
John McFarlane Snr
9 Posted 23/03/2020 at 20:51:16
Hi Phil [6] I have just mentioned your name on the Leon Osman/Wayne Rooney thread, regarding how you brought Wayne Rooney to my attention, the last time we were together was in the Winslow when we were in the company of David France. That was in the days of Alan Jackson's football-football show, the signed photo you gave me of Alex Young, [To John from Skem] occupies pride of place in my bedroom.
Mike Gaynes
10 Posted 24/03/2020 at 00:29:37
Wonderful historical piece.

This Yank is honored to have consumed half a Guinness at the Winslow before my first wondrous moment at Goodison.

Mark Cuddy
11 Posted 24/03/2020 at 06:13:22
Phil @6, that is amazing. How can that be topped? What a story, what an experience. Well done for being there.

I love Joe Royle and that 2-0 game was a superb night under the Goodison floodlights.

Wow, amazing. I think I'm turning green with envy and I'm never like that. The Scouser in me is shouting, "Jammy git!"

But I'm made up for you really. Superb. Great story.

Phil Parker
12 Posted 24/03/2020 at 12:32:18
Hi John, hope you are keeping well, your knowledge is invaluable to us all, as is your outlook on life. Make sure you and everyone please stay safe and keep to the strict rules in place. As you say, best wishes to all.
John McFarlane Snr
13 Posted 24/03/2020 at 14:15:01
Hi Phil [12] I'm not too bad, although there is a bit of a problem, I require a monthly injection, as one of my ailments is pernicious anaemia. I'm due to have an injection tomorrow but because I'm 'confined to barracks' I can't attend the clinic. I'm awaiting a phone call from the District Nurse for a possible home visit. I've been told that most people with anaemia have an injection every three months. I don't do things by half, 'if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well'.

You will remember how you told me of Wayne Rooney, long before his introduction to the masses, that was in the days of the 'Football, Football Show' on Radio Merseyside. When you heard me say that I was a great fan of John Charles, you took the trouble of driving down to the studio to leave a photo of him as a gift for me. I still have it along withe signed photo of Alex Young, and I will be eternally grateful for your kindness. When the Football returns we must make an effort to meet up again, I suggest that it should be outside the Winslow where we first met, or maybe at the next ToffeeWeb get-together whichever comes first.

Ron Sear
14 Posted 24/03/2020 at 21:14:27
There's a nice patch of empty ground opposite Bramley-Moore Dock on the other side of Regent Road that could do with a pub like the Winslow only with better beers. Anybody fancy shifting it?
Patrick McFarlane
15 Posted 17/04/2020 at 23:20:20
Having just read about this iconic pub in the Echo, I had a thought - very strange I know. Although the Pub is a private business and it will get some help from the government, it would be a shame if it went out of business due to the current lockdown.

I have no shares in the business and I only encounter the barstaff on a matchday, like most other Evertonians. But I was wondering if Evertonians across the globe would buy a virtual pint from the owners to be redeemed at some future point?

I have no idea how this could be done, I assume crowd funding or similar, but I'm sure that it could be done a) if the owners wanted it to happen and b) if someone out there knew how to set it up.


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