Sunday, 10 April 2011


The ad is from 1984, and a reminder I also already have a photo of Chequers up which you can find in the September 2008 Archives.
So, we used to go to this place quite regularly in the early/mid 80's era, but I can recall one evening we didn't get in.
Sometime in the early 80's there was this do up at the Silver Cage or someplace like that - and it was a "Punk and Tarts" themed fancy dress night. We all got togged up, me with pink spiky hair, chains & safety pins, slashed t-shirt with slogans, the works, and off we went around all our regular pubs in the city centre first before heading up to the do. It was all a good laugh until we reached Chequers and the guy on the door (can't recall his name) said "You can't come in like that".
Thinking he was joking we said "It's us"
Him "You're not getting in"
Us "It's only fancy dress"
Him "I'm not letting you in dressed like that"
Us "We're here every week"
Him "Can't allow you in here"
So despite us being Chequers customers, we had the door slammed in our face!
We got a good laugh about it afterwards mind you when normal service was restored on our next visit!

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