There was a great response to the picture I published recently of Portsmouth area landladies having a clippies’ holiday at the Guinness brewery in July 1971.
It includes Rose Phillips, who ran the Hearts of Oak and the Mermaid pubs. She identified chairman Maudie Davies; Dorothy Howard (Leopold); Val Rumble (Byron); Ethel Farrington (Trafalgar Arms).
There is also Dolly Futcher (Duke of Devonshire); Vera Brown (Oyster House); Joyce Oughton, Hayling Island and Madge Galante (Horse and Jockey).
Tony Rymer and Reg Gaylor were spotted two of their aunts – Ivy Gaylor and Peggy Mills. Ivy and husband Pat ran the Albany, the Crown and the Eastney Tavern. Peggy, with husband Les, ran the Sultan in Sultan Road.
Ken Oxspring, of St George’s Way, Portsmouth, recognised Vera who, with husband Rick, had the Ideal in Surrey Street, Portsmouth. He can’t remember their surname.
Barbara Dix spotted Joan Willoughby. She and husband Roy ran the Coal Exchange, Old Portsmouth and Mayflower, Eastney.
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