A GRANDAD has visited his native boozer daily because it opened 68 years in the past.
Bernard Bland first visited to the Nunsthorpe Tavern in 1954 when a pint value simply 1s 10d — 9p in decimal forex.
He has been going ever since, has even celebrated his marriage ceremony anniversaries there and solely missed out on his each day drink through the Covid lockdowns.
This week he celebrated his 92nd birthday within the pub in Grimsby, saying he by no means tires of the corporate, including: “I’ve acquired good pals right here, they’re like household.”
Bernard was among the many first by means of the door when the Nunsthorpe was constructed on the property the place he lives.
Through the years he has loved numerous pints with friends and his spouse of practically 70 years, Betty.
Now she is in a care residence, he pops in on his personal for his each day pint of Fosters and a double darkish rum.
Surrounded by his 92nd birthday banners, Bernard stated: “It’s solely me at residence so I are available and see individuals. I can’t cease at residence.
“However the worth of a pint has definitely modified through the years. It’s ridiculous the value of a pint nowadays.
“Folks can’t afford to return to the pub like they used to. The place was once full to the brim with individuals however with balancing the value of electrical and fuel these days too, going to the pub isn’t one thing everybody has the cash to do.
“I dwell alone so fortunately my fuel and electrical are all proper.”
Dad-of-two Bernard, a former Navy prepare dinner, celebrated his sixty fifth anniversary on the pub with Betty.
He added: “She’s my entire life. It’s like her wheelchair has a satnav that takes us right here however it’s nice as a result of everyone seems to be so pleasant. I’ll nonetheless be coming whereas I can. I’ve acquired no plans to cease.”