The Vic in Clitheroe taken around the late 1940's,with some kind of parade walking past.Orginally The Victoria was called The Joiners Arms,then for a very short while became The Spread Eagle.After this the pub became the Hare and Hounds and then became The Calfs Head for a long while and then at last became The Victoria Hotel.A very little known fact about the Vic is probably the most famous person to stay the night there is no other than 'Sir' Bob Geldof.Back in 1977 the Boomtown Rats played their first ever U.K.gig at the Lodestar at Ribchester.From the stage 'Sir' Bob gave Clitheroe I right slagging calling it 'a right s*** hole'.Well the Boomtown Rats were never that good.Anyway the band had to scrounge a lift off my friends Dad back to Clitheroe!.....very punk.Out of all the gigs that happened in the Ribble Valley by far the most amazing (as far as I'm concerned) is the Sex Pistols.The Sex Pistols played in Ribchester at The Lodestar on the 15th September 1976.Now that would really be some old photographs I would like to see.

The Victoria Hotel