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The Black Lion Hotel,
no. 154 Boughton, corner of The Mount. Its site is now a landscaped, but otherwise empty, space. It was supposedly
demolished for road widening but also, allegedly, because of the
'undesirable' nature of some of the regulars, or so we were informed-
by one of them!
Reader Paul Adamson told us, "The Black Lion closed in the early seventies. The final licensee, Gordon- I don’t remember his surname (but see below)- was a nice friendly young bloke who ran a good pub. He was a keen scuba diver when not pulling pints but tragically drowned in an accident whilst diving off the Wirral either just as the pub was closing or very shortly after. I can still recall in vivid detail a large charcoal caricature he had posed for smiling down from its perch above the optics.
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