Three pubs from the past here in The Groves. The Reindeer Inn, now Londis in Penleys Grove Street. The Magpie, formerly ‘The Magpie and Stump’ in Townsend Street now a block of flats, near Del Pyke, and The Castle Howard Ox, also on Townsend Street. Each with a significant history and meaning for the area.
Said together, “The Reindeer, the Magpie and the Ox” it sounds a little like an Aesop Fable you might think. Drawing on these creatively, local storyteller Arabian Phoenix works up a grand tale of character, friendship and the toxic toad.
Listen here, or watch below via Youtube.