Balsall Common landlady Victoria Slim is celebrating after picking up the Cask Marque Award recently, after picking up a faultless score for a second time in succession. Victoria who runs the Brickmakers Arms on Station Road explained how the award was won:
The ‘Thursday Curry Club’ is back by popular demand at the Brickmakers Arms on Station Road, Balsall Common from this week onwards (8th November). Landlady Victoria Slim is delighted to bring back the popular weekly meal-deals.
The recent flurry of action at the Brickmakers Arms continues with another live music session tomorrow evening (Saturday 27th October), courtesy of Three Rooms, whom landlady Victoria Hancox describes as:
“An excellent three-piece that do acoustic contemporary covers.”
The music gets underway at approximately 8pm.
It’s ‘The Brickies’ regular monthly Round Table charity quiz night this Wednesday (24th October) from 8pm.
Mark Morgan – Chatty Man
Mark Morgan – best known to many residents of Balsall Common as one of the village’s full-time barmen, initially at the Brickmakers Arms, then Railway Inn, a stone’s throw away on Station Road – passed away in the early hours of Sunday 30th September 2012 after celebrating his 45th birthday surrounded by friends and regulars at the pub’s monthly karaoke party.
In his days at ‘The Railway’, Mark quickly became part of the furniture and in all but name, part of the family too. Mark was the pub’s resident ‘chatty-man’, the guy with time for anyone and a deep passion and almost photographic memory for all things music and movie related. He was well-liked and much respected:
“Mark was more than just a member of staff at the Railway.” explained Railway landlady Heather Parker, “He was a member of our family. He came into the kitchen everyday to say good morning and have a chat before work and almost as often we would bump into one another in the hall and frighten each other, I don’t know who squealed the loudest.”