Allport's Eye

Mr Gibbs of the Drum

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Mr W.E Gibbs 1861-1925 Licensee of the Denaby Main Hotel (Known Locally as the Drum)

Mr Gibbs Served for 25 years as licensee during which time he was involved with numerous charitable organisations and was particularly helpful during the Cadeby pit disaster. He was a native of Staffordshire and served in the police force in Wolverhampton. He was also an active member of the discharged sailors and soldiers movement. All of the men he employed at the pub were ex soldiers. Mr Gibbs was said to have the courage of a lion and was a good and generous friend to all.


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Save the Red Lion

The Society needs your help to prevent the demolition of the Red Lion Public House on Bank St. This is a building of historical interest which is situated in a conservation area. We believe that it dates back to 1827. If we do not do anything about it, what other buildings in the conservation area will be next? Our society was founded to preserve our heritage, and we must not let this building go without putting up a fight. It was damaged in a fire just before Christmas, but we believe that it is still structurally sound and could be restored to its former glory. Could you please write to the Council, or follow the link and instructions below to register your objection. The more people who do this, the more  the planning department will have to take notice, so your actions are important.

Click Here to go to the planning section of the Doncaster Council Website

Then click to agree to the terms and conditions and enter the reference number 17/03136/FUL

This will take you to a page on which you can fill in your details and make a comment.
Also tick box OBJECTOR.

Click on Submit.  You do not have to register to do this,  but if you do, you will then be allowed to inspect planning documents and submissions.

Or write a letter quoting Ref No 17/03136/FUL to

Mark Ramsey
Senior Planning Officer
Doncaster M.B.C Civic Office
Doncaster, DN1 3BU.

Many thanks for taking the time to help


The Red Lion as it was before the fire. This can be seen on a YouTube video which has eerily prescient comments beneath it

Red Lion - 200 dpiThe Red Lion in sepia toned days of yore. Even if its days as a pub are gone forever, with restoration, it could look like this again and be used for other purposes, standing as an example of the rich history of our area.

Poster 1834 fadedThis old poster heralds an auction which took place at the Red Lion almost 184 years ago.