The Olde Boar's Head in Middleton is a venerable institution dating back to 1632 and its stone flagged floors have seen many comings and goings over the years.
I was there last night knocking back a pint or two before my evening meal. It was fairly busy and we stood at the bar watching the world go by when this conversation was overheard:
First Barperson: "I see Wetherspoon's has its shutters down. What's going on there?"
Customer: "I heard someone attempted to commit suicide in there earlier today"
Second Barperson "He must have tried the cask beer then".
Hoots of laughter all round.
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