Hartlepool pub set for trip down memory lane

LUNCH DATE: Kevin Sanderson, boss of The Spotted Cow in Elwick.
LUNCH DATE: Kevin Sanderson, boss of The Spotted Cow in Elwick.

A PUB boss is set to take customers for a trip down memory lane later this month during a wartime event.

Kevin Sanderson, landlord at The Spotted Cow in Elwick, is hosting a 1940s-themed lunch at the pub on Tuesday, January 27.

Kevin, who has been in the pub for three years, got the idea from a customer and after announcing plans to hold the event he is delighted with the early response.

He said: “It should be a good day, we want it to be war-themed so we will have the staff in traditional outfits with the wrapover aprons and things like that.

“I will have some wartime memorabilia, Vera Lynn music will be playing and we will have the camoflauge netting to make it realistic.

“I said last week I was going to do this, and already about 20 people have said they will come along so I’m hopeful it will be busy.

“We’ll have a good old singalong and people will have the chance to reminisce.

“I’ve sent leaflets to the nursing homes as obviously it is targeted at the older generation, but everyone will be welcome.”

Kevin, whose son Kevin junior is the chef at the pub, will have a menu consisting of sausage and mash or corned beef pie, followed by a choice of either jam roly poly, crumble or bread and sultana pudding.

Tickets are priced £6.95, and Kevin says if the event proves to be a success then it is something he will consider hosting again in the future.

He added: “Last year was the centenary of the First World War and there were lots of similar events like this that went down well, so we are hoping this one will be a success.

“The older people like a trip down memory lane where they can have a good old chat and remember the past.

“It’s something a little bit different and we’re all looking forward to getting into the swing of things.”

To buy tickets for the lunch, which starts at 1pm, call into the pub or telephone (01429) 266373.