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Caister Pub Given Listed Status


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Five post war pubs have been listed, including the Never Turn Back in Caister.



Others are Scunthorpe:-



Centurion Bath


Wheatsheaf Camberley


Crumpled Horn Swindon




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I remember when the 'Never Turn Back' pub was built and first opened. My dad would often have a beer within the lifeboat men at their local - 'The Ship' near the Lifeboat Station. I was very young at the time, but I seem to remember that they congregated in their 'public bar' a big shed at the back of the pub which from my memory was painted in vertical green and white stripes. Can anyone confirm if I am vaguely correct in my memory. As I said, I was only a young child at the time.

From what I was told back then, when the 'Never Turn Back' was opened, it was Lifeboat themed, one of the very first themed pubs in the country, with pictures of Lifeboats through the ages up to the then 50's, in honour of the Caister Lifeboat Crew, known as the 'Never Turn Back Men', such was their reputation.

I was also told back then, that as Lacon Ales had not consulted them about the branding of the pub, the Lifeboat Crew nicknamed it 'The Never Go In It' Does anyone remember this? 

Those under 70 need not reply :default_smile:

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