The Highwayman - Dunston
The "Highwayman", which was built in 1963, stands on Whickham Highway in pleasant surroundings with panoramic views of Newcastle. The decor in the "Tyburn" and "Turpin" rooms, with old pistols and old maps, reflects accurately its name, the "Highwayman". It is very popular with its clientele, especially the excellent dining facilities and large selection of meals.
One of the Landlords of the Highwayman was a gentleman called Bill Bonham. He and his wife Beulah always extended a warm welcome to the customers. This is one of the reasons for the happy atmosphere within the pub.
Mr Bonham introduced a new innovation to the bar, a "Shove Ha'penny" board, which attracted a great deal of interest from the regulars. The "Highwayman" was another one of the Whickham pubs who choose to support the local Dame Edith Brough Home for children. It gave the home a great deal of support, quietly and without fuss. This was a very worthy cause and was the measure of Bill and Beulah's sincerity.
The "Highwayman" boasts a very successful darts team. The impressive display of trophies on show in the bar is a tribute to the skill of the players and hard work of former organiser Don Wilson and secretary Billy Hutchinson. Another aspect of the darts team is shown in the letter of appreciation received from The Spastics Society for the generous donations collected after various matches.
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