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Double Six: Whitmore Way, Fryerns


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Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Some of the last shots before the area around the pub was fenced off for safety reasons following a fire.
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Some of the last shots before the area around the pub was fenced off for safety reasons following a fire.
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: A close up of the front of the public house.
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Double Six - Fryerns Double Six - Fryerns Double Six - Fryerns
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Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Possibly some of the last shots of the interior before the building was the victim of an arson attack.
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Possibly some of the last shots of the interior before the building was the victim of an arson attack.
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Possibly some of the last shots of the interior before the building was the victim of an arson attack.
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Double Six - Fryerns Double Six - Fryerns Double Six - Fryerns
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Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments:
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: A view of the rear car park.
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments:
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Double Six - Fryerns Double Six - Fryerns
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Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 26/10/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Seen from the opposite side of Whitmore Way.
Location: Whitmore Way, Fryerns
Photographer: Bix
Year of photo: 30/11/2002
Copyright: Basildon History Online
Comments: Now boarded off ready for demolition.
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The Double Six stood in Whitmore Way on the corner with The Hatherley. It opened in the 1960s with both a saloon and public bar, living accommodation above and an off licence.

Its likely the name comes from the top scoring piece in a set of dominoes.

It became well known as a music venue where any number of local bands and artists graced its stage as well as those from further afield. Strippers were even known to do a turn there back in the 1980s.

For a time during the 1980s it was renamed the Flying Childers (after the famous thoroughbred horse, 1714-1741). The former 3 times (1973, 1974 and 1977) Grand National horse race winner 'Red Rum' appeared at the re-opening ceremony to mark the change of name, but this was short lived and it had reverted back to its original name at the time of closure around the late 1990s.

Following closure, the building was put up for sale as building land, and following a fire, was fenced off from the road and finally demolished in 2003, with the site being cleared for development. Residential flats were then built in its place.

Some of the many bands and artists known to have played there include: Clemen Pull, Otis Waygood Band, Prowler, After The Fire, The Rezillos, Trapeze, Iron Maiden, Breathe, Granny Grunt, Street, Montana Red, Sta-Prest, Rico Daniels, HGV, Dogwatch, Burglar Bill, The Crooks, No Idea, The Only Ones, Consortium, Brad Trower, Jackie Lynton Band, Eddie and the Hot Rods, Panic, Steve Hooker Band, Cock Sparrer, Screaming Abdabs (featuring Alison Moyet), Glyder and The Pinkees. The saloon bar stage was sited between the outer toilet block and later moved in 1977 to the back wall nearest the car park. During these times an admission fee of 50p was introduced for some performances.

Some former publicans include Roy and Doris Pallister from late 1966 or early 1967 to around August 1968 and Douglas Richford from 1972/73.

Page added: 2003
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Text researched and written by William Cox, 2005 with revisions 2008.
Copyright © 2005, 2008, B. Cox - Basildon History Online. All rights reserved.

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