Chaucer Vaults pub, Bootle.

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BenWhelehan
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:06 pm

Hello, my father Dennis Whelehan who died in December 2018, was one of two sons of James Whelehan (my grandfather) who managed the pub, The Chaucer Vaults in Sea View Road in the early 1940's, I know the pub was demolished after standing derelict for a long time, but if there are any photos of the pub from the 1940's or of Sea View Road , I would be most grateful.

My dad and uncle lived in the pub, and my dad went to primary school in Bootle, and got his scholarship in Bootle and eventually went to St.Francis Xaviers' College Grammar School in Liverpool.

he wrote a story based on his time living in the pub and going to school during the Blitz but it was not published during his lifetime. My dad - Dennis Whelehan was author of the children's book "The Dad Library" which is still in print and published by Penguin Random House Books.

With best wishes, Ben Whelehan
filsgreen
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:18 pm

Welcome to the site, Ben. Here is a picture that Bob Hamo put on the site. Click on the link.

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bernie johno
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:33 am

hi the Chaucer has been empty since about 1997 but is standing although has been empty since then I run a facebook page called Chaucer pub which you are welcome to join and would be interested if there is still a manuscript of the book you mentioned. :D :D :wink:
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bernie johno
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:34 am

hood st ,norton st, spenser st ,
bernie johno
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Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:45 am

Ben I have shared your little story on the Chaucer pub page. :D :D :wink:
hood st ,norton st, spenser st ,
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