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When I attended Walbottle Camp
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When I attended Walbottle Campus back in the 1970's it was The Engine Inn and that is closer to the historical name than The Original Masons or The Smithy. Looking at Brian Bennison's book 'Lost Weekends - Volume Three - The West', the original pub was called the Engine being associated with the nearby colliery stationary engine. The name changed to Locomotive Inn during the 1870's. Evidently the original pub building was demolished in 1907 with a new building being erected next door. At that stage the 'new' pub was named Locomotive Inn. In 1948 W.B. Reid acquired the pub from the Duke of Northumberland's Estate and it was renamed Engine Inn. It was taken over by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries in 1959 and became the Original Masons in 1991.
09/26/2014
Keywords: ellwood,"engine inn","newcastle upon tyne","original masons","steve ellwood","the smithy",walbottle

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