Days Of Grandeur - a Memory of Aberdare.
What can I say about the Boot Hotel? This hotel and the Black Lion Hotel were the best hotels in the area. You would not be served in The Boot without a tie on. The one time I went there on a Saturday night I can remember the landlord there, quite a nice old chap, getting abuse from some yobs. I intervened and ended up on the floor, but I nailed one of them. I was invited into the lounge, thanked for my assistance and given a large brandy, good old days. This was a one off, and never happened again in my time there. All the local businessmen used to go there. I also took my fiancee there many times. I returned recently and could not get over the change. I would not go in there now if you paid me. Alas how times have changed, but memories remain.
A memory shared byon Apr 5th, 2011.
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