Four posts from a 44 minute stroll round Rotherham. Grief; wait till I get an excuse to go to Barnsley !
From the top of Moorgate Street looking down on the Wellington and the Cutlers you can see the hills of Sheffield, and New York (not New York).
I headed there now, stopping only to admire the pleasing way that nearly all the pubs disappear from What Pub when you limit your search to open pubs serving real ale.
More real ale in the suburbs these days, often in those marmitey micros.
There used to be Proper Pubs near Millmoor. home of the Millers. notably at the “lively” Moulders Arms.
But they moved the team to the soulless but commercially viable New York Stadium in 2008, unusually closer to the town centre than the rickety old ground.
These sort of house moves rarely end well (see: Reading, Coventry, Manchester City), but the Millers have carried on their yo-yo existence thanks to improbable goals like this one.
Alex Revell (ex-Cambridge) doesn’t appear on the Hall of Fame at the ground, which consists entirely of players from the time before the indoor market acquired a barber (Clive Mendonca excepted).
I read about a Groundhopper once who keeps a spreadsheet listing the career details of EVERY player he’d (definitely a HE) ever watched. Thousands of them. It wasn’t Duncan, Duncan doesn’t do spreadsheets, but I I do and might start one for Rotherham pubs that have ever graced the GBG.
I expect that this gorgeous abandoned factory outside the stadium will one day become a Brunning & Price,
just as the Loading Bay turned the old sorting office into the sort of trendy food court-cum-bar that Sheffield got with the Cutlery Works. Will it re-open ?
Will the Diamond Cabaret Bar really serve Double Diamond on cask ?