Mudcat Café message #3661047 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155353   Message #3661047
Posted By: r.padgett
17-Sep-14 - 04:43 AM
Thread Name: Whitby. Was it always in August?
Subject: RE: Whitby. Was it always in August?
The Plough of course was an early focal place for folkies. the upstairs room was used a folk club in the early days run by Wacky Baccy Jim Wilkinson (if I can say that!) in normal times

The Plough had one guy who was retired RAF with a great moustache and did not really like folkies and was bit rude (he was bar man) ! Did not see much of the landlord

Jim took over as bar man during folk week and the bar was busy with folkies singing and playing at every opportunity in the front bar (long room) middle room has stairs up to club singing room and accommodation, and small bar anurrentlkd wooden posh bench seats and I think a Grandfather clock ~ most days folkies such as Pat and Clive Woolf and the Scottish singer whose name escapes me ~ ah Willie Scott and Fred Jordan and on occasion Pete Coe ~ now PC and friends decided to put food on in there and I bought something ~ put on aplate which promptly fell off' whoops!

Well a centre for meeting of course, the back room (near the steps) had people like Tony Wilson and Tom Napper playing duelling banjos concurrently ~ what a racket driving people out ~ the yard was full of people playing singing and boozing of course

Ray no doubt others can expand