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Posted By: GUEST,Big Ed
22-Jul-10 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Tanners Hatch - Finding old friends
Subject: RE: Tanners Hatch - Finding old friends
I've just come across this wonderful "Web"site with it's wonderful silken threads and memories. I certainly remember Bob Merrett, Blind Dave, Rent a crowd, etc, etc. I was certainly very sorry to read of Bob's passing away, I will make a pilgrimage to the cemetary and try to find the family grave and offer my belated respects.

I also remember those crazy Treasure Hunts organised in the middle of winter that usually kicked off at mid-night and started and ended at the Hatch. I also remember the afternoons spent at the Ranmore Inn on Sunday afternoons after Tanners Folk imbibing like there was no tomorrow!

As my good friend Trev mentioned in another link to this site we recently popped down to Tanners for a nostalgic evening, my how the place has changed - it's clean for one thing, Peddies counter has gone (along with all the memorabilia associated with it)!

Tanners should be declared a national monument, long live the Hatch.

Ed Owen