If you’ve recently visited our shop, or perhaps if you were just passing, you may have noticed that the iconic Dutch Cafe windmill above our shop is no longer there. Don’t panic, it’s not gone forever! We’re currently in the process of having the windmill refurbished and we’re expecting to have our windmill reinstalled in the next couple of weeks. Here’s some of the history of the Dutch Cafe:
The Old Dutch Cafe was also known by some as “Frank’s Cafe” and “Dutch Eddies”, the cafe was a popular place where Paul McCartney and John Lennon would meet (circa 1958). It is believed that The Beatles played pinball in the rear room! Best friend of John Lennon, Pete Shotton became a partner in the Dutch Cafe at this time. It was ran by Frank and Bette Morris until they retired in 1972.
To find out more of the history of our shop and to checkout our selection of great products, pop into our showroom today at 314-320 Smithdown Road.