Wandering around the sites of the many pubs that once existed over the border.
I used to occasionally collect my wages here on a Thursday afternoon and splash out on a pint and a Upex pie.
During the 1800’s there were dozens of pubs in old Middlesbrough many of their names reflected the trades of the men who drank in them, all of the following pub names ended with ‘arms’; The Boilermakers, Butchers, Ferrymen, Moulders, Furnacemen, Bricklayers, Brewers, Slaters, Potters, Miners, Shipwrights, Mariners, Blacksmiths, Puddlers, Keelmen, Platelayers, Mechanics. Other old Middlesbrough pub names reflected the origins of many of the towns immigrants, e.g. Rose & Shamrock, The Exile Of Erin.