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 The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 21:58

Lockdown has persuaded me to follow up on family ancestry research to fill in some gaps and join dots.

It was a revelation to discover recently that my great grandfather had the "Auld Hoose" (as it was then named) in Dunfermline for a couple of years in the very late Victorian era.

Where the founders of DAFC met back in the day apparently.

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 22:10

When it opens again you should go in and see the urinals he installed.
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 22:27

I was reading the sign outside today which gives some of the history of the place, very interesting. Made me want to find out more about it
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 00:19

Great pub... friends tell me that I`ve had many a great night in there, but for some reason my recollection is a little hazy...

Old No.3 on draught, won`t see that a lot these days

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 05:58

To five and five and fiftyfive,
the first of letters add.
'twill name a thing 'twould please a king,
and drive a wise man mad.

Regulars should recognise that. It was on an ancient window that was removed. It was posted on the bar wall. Maybe still is. Took me a wee while to solve and I only met two others who know the answer. Maybe its well known by now though.



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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 09:51

Unrelated but linked in with how old pubs are named. A lot of people see "Ye Olde Inn" and say "Yee Old Inn". The Y isn't actually a Y. It's an old character that no longer exists but looked a bit like a Y. The original character was pronounced with a "Th" sound.
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 17:16

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PARrot, Sun 14 Feb 05:58

To five and five and fiftyfive,
the first of letters add.
'twill name a thing 'twould please a king,
and drive a wise man mad.

Regulars should recognise that. It was on an ancient window that was removed. It was posted on the bar wall. Maybe still is. Took me a wee while to solve and I only met two others who know the answer. Maybe its well known by now though.

It took a bit of solving, but it is a thing that would please most men, not just kings
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: fcda  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 17:57

It's either Dusty Bin or the speed boat 🕵️
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: Par  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 18:40

Early smutty graffiti

May take 1001 nights to solve

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 18:55

Like it ^^^^ getting close now

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 19:55

Is it to do with Roman numerals and how u as a consonant can be represented by a v?

Or am I making a fanny of myself?
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 20:11

No sif you are correct

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 21:20

I sussed the Roman numerals but took time to click on the roman U.
Slapped ma heid when it clicked.

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Mon 15 Feb 14:15

Topic Originator: jake89
Date: Sun 14 Feb 09:51

Unrelated but linked in with how old pubs are named. A lot of people see "Ye Olde Inn" and say "Yee Old Inn". The Y isn`t actually a Y. It`s an old character that no longer exists but looked a bit like a Y. The original character was pronounced with a "Th" sound.


It`s called a thorn I believe.

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 15 Feb 16:21

That's the one!
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Mon 15 Feb 20:26

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parathletic, Mon 15 Feb 14:15

Topic Originator: jake89
Date: Sun 14 Feb 09:51

Unrelated but linked in with how old pubs are named. A lot of people see "Ye Olde Inn" and say "Yee Old Inn". The Y isn`t actually a Y. It`s an old character that no longer exists but looked a bit like a Y. The original character was pronounced with a "Th" sound.


It`s called a thorn I believe.


If you look on the sign to the left of the door at the old Inn, there is a big spiel on the history of the place and the Y shaped letter appears on it throughout
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Mon 15 Feb 21:14

I think it may have been QI I learned that from. That means for all these years we`ve all been singing the wrong song every time we get a corner. Come on ye Pars does have a better ring to it than come on the Pars though :)



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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 15 Feb 22:35

Blame lazy European printers who couldn't be bothered with it 😬

Still trying to work out the original riddle.
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Tue 16 Feb 17:08

With a name like mine ,I had to get it 🤪

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Tue 16 Feb 18:13

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MDCCCLXXXV, Tue 16 Feb 17:08

With a name like mine ,I had to get it 🤪


Ha!

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Wed 17 Feb 11:53

First drink in there in 1965, wee round table at the front window. Pint of Light, Gawd it was awfie.

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 Re: The Old Inn, Kirkgate
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 19 Feb 16:21

"When it opens again you should go in and see the urinals he installed."

Back then they were second hand rejects acquired from Brockville when Falkirk upgraded their latrines.

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