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Old 14th May 2020, 08:05
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Binbrook Boots

Tradition had it that any successful ejectees nailed their flying boots to the ceiling of the Binbrook officer's mess bar. When Binbrook closed, the boots were relocated to the "Blackies" aka the Nickerson Arms nearby. It appears that in the course of redecorations the boots have gone into hiding. Any information regarding there whereabouts would be appreciated.




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Old 14th May 2020, 10:04
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Old 14th May 2020, 10:38
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Iíve just had a look at the pub online. It would appear that it has something of a modern, gastropub feel to the place.

Maybe the idea of having several 50 year old pairs of boots nailed to the wall didnít suit the current aesthetic?

Since Binbrook is a distant memory for most I think the story behind the boots will be lost on most. Hence they have been Ďgiven the bootí!

Itís a shame but I can fully sympathise with the current owners if this is the case.

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That's the problem with these modern gastropubs, they have no sole .....
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If I may make a tongue in cheek remark, are all the ejectees instep?

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If I may make a tongue in cheek remark, are all the ejectees instep?

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Thought that was RFK myself after a second look.
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Thanks to the (b)rouges gallery for the multitude of footwear puns.

Clearly wish I hadn't Bovver'd, I'll just have to slipper some pills that Doc Marten gave me, its a limp excuse I know, but we need to tread carefully and look out for Jack

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Originally Posted by Tarnished View Post
Thanks to the (b)rouges gallery for the multitude of footwear puns.

Clearly wish I hadn't Bovver'd, I'll just have to slipper some pills that Doc Marten gave me, its a limp excuse I know, but we need to tread carefully and look out for Jack

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Maybe they took them down as part of lightning up the place up..

It's getting difficult to winkle a picker out of all the shoe jokes.
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Old 14th May 2020, 14:49
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Have you tried contacting

RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre

they might know, there is a number etc.
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Have you tried contacting

RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre

they might know, there is a number etc.
Thank you foot elling us that!
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