An evening in the Jolly Sailor

By John Hills

A collection of three photos from the 1960's inside the Jolly Sailor Pub.

The card game "Uka" the patrons are playing in picture two was invented the the Royal Navy many years ago in the time of sail.

Photo:George Simms (landlord) & Vic Bates

George Simms (landlord) & Vic Bates

Private collection of Glen Bates

Photo:Friendly card game of "Uka"

Friendly card game of "Uka"

Private collection of Glen Bates

Photo:2nd left Audrey Bates then Enda Bolton, Vic Bates far right

2nd left Audrey Bates then Enda Bolton, Vic Bates far right

Private collection of Glen Bates

This page was added by John Hills on 21/07/2010.
Comments about this page

The man 1st left, wearing the cap, is my dad Tom Tinnuche. He was a regular at the Jolly Sailor during the 60's and 70's. It's great to see a photo of him having such a good time.

By Jennie Woods
On 06/02/2011

Hi Jennie, I remember your dad very well. We knew him as "Taffy", in the 60's he was the head gardener at the Valley Hospital and was later transfered to the Downs Hospital, a move he was not happy with. He would always have a story to tell and we often had a laugh together whenever I went to the hospital to work. I also went to your family home in Elphick Road to do some plumbing work, you have a brother and your mum was a little lady. One of the neighbours was Mrs Feast, you maybe too young to remember that.

By Colin Brandon
On 04/03/2011

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