Pineapple Inn, High Street

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Thread Topic: Pineapple Inn, High Street
Topic Originator: Lynda Griffin
Post Date November 3, 2005 @ 11:10 AM
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Lynda Griffin
November 3, 2005 @ 11:10 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

The Pineapple Inn in High Street, was a very popular pub for the locals. The landlord was Mr. Jack Raynham who was a very friendly person and would often treat the regulars to a free drink. The bookie from Ryhall used to visit the pub and punters could place bets with him.
Although when the local bobby used to call in for a drink! the bets would disappear under the beer mats until he left.
Kate:  I regret I never went in The Pineapple Inn Lynda, but my father mentioned it in his list of  the Pubs which used to be in Stamford.  Sounds like the regulars enjoyed their flutter. Anyone else remember Jack, or the gambling recommencing when the bobby left?

March 25, 2006 @ 11:33 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I well remember the "Pineapple" & Jack, there would also be the card schools on Sundays,brag,poker,knap,crib, it was used by many many locals, we had a lot of Irish in the Town at that time, working at Wittering etc, when the new runways were being built, we also had a policeman ( His name I well remember but will not mention) when he was off duty he often played cards with the locals & would drink after time like many more behind closed doors, unfortunately he reported what was going on, and a raid followed, I think he was upset because he never held the winning hand very often? the Pineapple was a drinkers pub, & could be very rough at times, but good old Jack could always keep control.
Ed:  Thanks for that Clem.

December 30, 2008 @ 9:01 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

my mums father fred cox used the pineapple a lot and sometimes took my mum when she was small with him

do you remeber fred clem he was a decorator and contractor to the daniels

betty bradshaw
December 30, 2008 @ 10:12 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I remember the Pineapple Pub next to Woolworths I used to go there with my friend Barbara Hill as Jack Raynham was her Uncle  It was very much a spit and sawdust place.

Clem Walden
March 15, 2009 @ 9:19 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi-Tim, of course I remember Fred Cox so do most of the old Stamford boys he lived on Barnack road if my memory serves me well, he visited the Pineapple at times & the Great Northern plus other pubs in the Town, can't remember seeing him with his daughter (your mum) in the pub, but I am sure she would have got a packet of crisps & a glass of lemonade, nice guy good decorator so I understand but I never had the money then to use him, had a drink or two in his company many times along with many others, but thats a long time ago, Stamford in those day's was so much different everbody had more respect for their fellow individuals & appreciated the little they had, good memories.

betty bradshaw
March 16, 2009 @ 5:21 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Tim  I remember your grand-dad because my brother and I used to deliver their Sunday papers, I also know your Mum June and your Uncle David.  He was a big friend of David WIsson and the boy of Mitchell.  My dad was a painter and decorator as well.

April 17, 2009 @ 9:16 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

The Pineapple was a good pub and Jack Raynham gave it a great atmosphere.  I drank there in the late 40s and early 50s.  Does anyone remember the old music box.  You put a penny in, gave it a kick when Jack wasn`t looking, and maybe it played a tune about fifty years old.  Most of the time it played nothing.  On Saturday nights the ladies from the Salvation Army would come, in their uniforms, to sell the `Warcry` for a shilling.  Most of the customers would buy one even if they never read it.  A Salvation Army man told me last year that they stopped selling it because customers were now much younger and had no interest in buying it.  Can this be true?

April 18, 2009 @ 11:12 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

although I only went in to the Pineapple a couple of times I new Fred Cox slightly, but knew his son Dave and daughter June as we used to hang about together in our teens, with Noel Mitchell, Gary Hopkins, 'Reg' Parnell, Geoff Haddon and his brother and his sisters etc.
they were very happy days with people I have fond memories of.
By the way David was never David he was always Fred to us!

April 25, 2009 @ 6:10 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

tim- my husband has happy memories of the pineapple as he learned his pushpenny skills there.  He has a photo of your granddad with the pushpenny team.

tim musgove
April 28, 2009 @ 7:35 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

dorothy do you know if he was a member of the team or just happened to be there when it was taken

would it be possible to see the photo or indeed obtain a copy either a hard copy or by e mail


April 28, 2009 @ 9:01 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

tim, i will check with my husband  but i am sure that your grandad played i also will let you have a copy of the photo.

April 29, 2009 @ 9:11 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hello tim,  i have the photo if you let me know your e-mail address i will send it.
Kate:  Thanks for that Dorothy.   Tim, if ok I will send Dorothy your email address so that she can send the image to you direct.  I hope you will  both continue to use the site for your postings on the subject as it is interesting for others reading the forum and jogs memories and adds to the archive.  Thanks again.

tim musgove
April 30, 2009 @ 5:58 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

please do send my e mail address


Hi Tim.  i have forwarded your email address to Dorothy.  I will also investigate some method of putting a gallery on the website for photos and perhaps we can get some interesting ones so that people will be able to have a look at their leisure.
Thanks for your postings - hope you will keep reading and posting.

May 1, 2009 @ 8:44 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Kate  It would be nice if we could have a picture gallery because I have a photograph of Jimmy Laughton (Cupids Inspirations) as he lived 4 doors from us and he is sitting in the grass with my brother.  I also have a good photograph of some of Stamfords Teddy Boys in the 1950's.  They would be very good for starters,
Yes, thanks Betty.  I will see if we can get anything sorted. K

Karen Faulkner Robus
March 9, 2010 @ 12:42 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

My Mom is Jeannette Faulkner nee Hill and Barbara Zetter nee Hill is my Aunt.  I was so surprised to find this site as I am starting to trace my Mom's family.  She told me that her Aunt Ethel was married to a man who ran the Pineapple Pub.  She couldn't remember his name however, and now I know. If you have any other information regarding the pub i.e pics or when it closed etc, I would love to hear from you.
Many Thanks
Kate: Hello Karen.  Thanks for your posting to the forum.  Anyone have photos of The Pineapple Inn?  Email them to me and I will have a go at putting them on the site.

March 9, 2010 @ 6:40 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Karen
If you will allow me your email address via this forum I know I can help with your mum's family tree as Barbara is and was always one of my best friends and I lived next door but one to your mum when we were children.  I will have a look among my old photographs because I did have one of you and kim years ago but I do not know if it is still in my collection

March 9, 2010 @ 8:29 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Back to Ken Ford and `Who trade where`.
``59 High Street
In 1800 it was called the `Globe Inn`, then by the mid-1800s it had become the ` Pineapple Inn`. The landlord in 1850 was John Gostling, 1875 Henry Taylor, 1900 George Terry, 1925 Frederick Stanford, 1950 Jack Raynham`. It closed about 1970 and became part of Woolworths``.
P.S. I think the 1950 date is wrong. I remember being in the Pineapple in 1944 (home on leave) and I`m pretty sure Jack Raynham was the landlord then.

Karen Robus
March 10, 2010 @ 2:16 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi Betty and Kate:
Thanks sooo much sure would love to see/hear anything you have.  My email is

karen robus
March 10, 2010 @ 2:18 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Thanks for the info Patrick,  very interesting. Mom says she doesn't remember for sure.

paul raynham
May 14, 2010 @ 7:02 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

My Father, just came across your information, with kind regards to my father.It would be nice to tell you more about this well respected but modest man, who was from a wealthy family but on death of his parents , his brothers argued, who owned what.My Father walked away with nothing , and went to work at Brush in Loughborough, he then came to Stamford, and opened the Pineapple, yes he gave drinks free,during war time if you went into the pub in uniform, they got all their drinks free, and at that time we had USA airforce, and Polish troops in Stamford, knowing they were not coming home ever again, esp the usa airmen , who were bombing in daylight.Also my father had duodenal ulcers, so he was very ill,and had to go into hospital, regular basis, as his ulcers would burst.He whilst in hospital would say to the nurses , what anyone asks for while I am in here i will pay for, this was not a show of wealth but of care, as when we left the Pineapple after 35 years of trade we took with us very liitle, and were housed by the local council, where I grew up , with good real people and enjoyed myself just doing basic things, as when I lived in the pub it was lonely being a child , hope you get this email and can input it for information purposes, kind regards   paul anthony raynham
Dear Paul
I was very touched to read your posting re your father,  I didn't know him but certainly he had many friends in Stamford and was well-known for his generosity at The Pineapple.  If you have a photograph of him I would like to publish it on the website, just to remind those who knew him so well.  Thanks again. Kate

Clem Walden
May 15, 2010 @ 1:23 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi-Patrick, I may be wrong but I believe Jack Raynham took over the Pineapple aroud 1942/3 at that time I was still drinking milk, however in 1954/5 when I had my first half pint in the Pineapple Jack was the Landlord I was with my uncle Len (Wenny Walden) who played darts for the pub he told me Jack Raynham had been the Landlord since the early forties, so I believe you could be correct with your statement (home on leave 1944) but would have to say sometimes my memory fails me as my good friend Betty often reminds me. Anyway in the years I drank in the Pineapple good old Jack was the landlord and always made sure that his customers knew who was the boss, mind you there was at times the odd fight but in general it was a great pub and Jack Ranham was a great landlord. Fond memories of days gone by.

Keith Hansell
October 10, 2010 @ 9:57 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

We had the piano from the Pineapple when it shut. My grandmother bought it from the sale room one Saturday morning for about three shillings, only to be delivered the following week by Ted Steele who charged us five. Unfortunately after sometime we realised it contained woodworm, which spread to our skirting boards, that then had to be treated. It was broken up and living in Adelaide Street it finished is days on bonfire night down the 'green'. However my father kept the top, which was a lovely walnut veneer, with the intention of making it into a coffee table. That finished its days as a cupboard top in the restoration of 8 Rock Road and to my knowledge is still there.
Kate:  Anyone have  a photo "singing round the Pineapple's piano?"

Karen Faulkner
November 10, 2010 @ 12:47 AM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hello, Thanks very much for the Family info..hopefully I will find out more.

tim musgrove
December 11, 2011 @ 7:03 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top


thanks for sending the photo all be it a bit late, however my uncle david was clearing out some draws this weekend and came across alot of old photos, one of which is of the pushpenny team. it is not as good condition as yours but does have some writing on the back - pineapple colts ,was this what they called themselves?
also the name jack valentine  is written on it

will e mail photo including the back to kate
Pineapple pushpenny team

Pineapple pushpenny team back of photo

bill raynham
June 16, 2013 @ 4:46 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hi, I am Jack Raynham's eldest son and have been reminiscing with my sister Di and half sister Jan today, together with my niece Barbara. My wife and I now live down in Somerset and don't get up to Stamford too often but every timewe do, it's just like coming home. I was mainly raised by Mrs foottit who was dad's cleaning lady in the Pineapple, but have clear memories of serving in the bar when I was older when dad was in hospital. I was always 'guarded' by a couple of large Irish punters who made sure there was no trouble in the bar during my shift. It's great to share memories via this site with others who remember my father and hope to be able to read many more anecdotes in this way.
Kate:  Thanks for posting Bill.  The Pineapple was a very popular pub and Jack very generous and popular.  Any photos to share of the Pineapple?  Unfortunately we didn't take many in those days - it was too expensive.