SEAHAM – FROM THE COALFACE TO THE COALHOUSE

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There’s two main options if you’re staying over in Seaham tonight.

Seaham Hall is no doubt the choice of my discerning readers like Pauline and Stafford Paul.

Seaham Hall
Bargain tonight

Nice views;

Note painting of a young BRAPA

Or you could save Ā£525 and park up for free at Nose’s Point,

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and have views like these from your window;

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DON’T go sleepwalking at night !

A 20 minute walk into town (Guardian readers : taxi) reveals the Peterhead of the, er, south.

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Dock
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Art

My new tick is a coal-themed micro on Church Street, the main drag. I typed “Coal” into Google Maps and followed the arrows.

I’d EVEN phoned ahead to make sure it’s be open at 8pm.

Oh.

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Not again

Very shut. No opening times. No GBG sticker.

No GBG sticker ! I check WhatPub, and immediately realise my schoolboy error.

The Coalface ISN’T the Coalhouse, Church Street’s second new micro yards away.

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We have life

Surely the Coalhouse should sue the Coalface for cultural appropriation or summat*.

They won’t. They’re lovely people. And anyone who sells Sam Smiths Organic Lager (and Stout), possibly cheaper than Sam, deserves your support.

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Spotless

Spotless and spacious and sporting a lovely mural of the mines, trade had been steady enough to keep GNEB and North Riding beers at a good standard, but I sense the Old Boys still cautious about a speedy return round here.

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Good lacings effort

Mark will be delighted to learn what was playing as I entered, at volumes just low enough to deter the evil singing;

No criticism can be made of a pub playing China Crisis.

Or T’Pau’s “China In Your Hands“, come to that.

*I am joking

17 thoughts on “SEAHAM – FROM THE COALFACE TO THE COALHOUSE

      1. Kenny Sansom or Maxim Samson?

        Reading all the other comments on the coastline and area I have to say “ssshhhhh, keep the secret”.

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  1. Top stuff! Glad you got your Seaham tick, your campaign of the north continues in earnest.

    Was high on my agenda pre Lockdown but Hull City mean am now saving it for SAFC away.

    Enjoy! Onwards n upwards / downwards.

    Si

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  2. I feel ashamed saying this to you, Martin, but China Crisis didn’t make so much of an impact here in Michigan. Clearly there is no justice in which English bands got radio airplay here in the early 80s, as that Men Without Hats song was absolutely everywhere. šŸ˜‰

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