Some photos from a very moody June day in Scarborough.
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Since publishing this article Dr Martens have announced that they are ending their “Docs4Life” range. They will still honour existing owners so if you managed to get in there before they ended the range then you’ve potentially saved a bit of money in the long run.
In addition to the above the claim process has changed slightly to the original process below. Notable changes are as follows:
Each process may differ slightly to the one I described below. Always start the process rolling by sending photos of your docs first (to email@example.com) with your docs4Life membership number).
Ok I admit it I currently own 5 pairs of docs 🙂 . One of the pair I bought a couple of years ago were from “Docs4Life”. The Docs4life range cost a little bit more than standard docs but are reinforced in terms of their soles and for an admin fee of £20 you can chip your docs in once they’re knackered and receive a new pair. So I worked out that once I’ve put 1 claim in I’ve made my money back. So after 2 years (as you can see) my docs were in a pretty crappy state so it’s time to make a claim…..
In order to make a claim you’ll need your docs4life reference number and some photos of the wear and tear on the docs themselves. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get back to you within 5 days. However, as you can see that’s a pretty generic email address and if you phone them once you’ve emailed and explain that you’ve sent them a claim they will dig your email out and process it quicker.
Once they’d assessed the photos and confirmed the damage I was advised to cut the tongues out of my doc martens?! and provide photos of the docs with the tongues cut out and photos of the tongues on their own. I realised that in doing this I’m effectively destroying my docs and there would be little point me posting these on. This was confirmed when customer services got back to me and stated that I wouldn’t have to post my docs out. All that was left was for me to pay the £20 admin fee.
Disappointed to learn that the brown docs I bought are no longer in the Docs4Life range. In face the only colours available (at time of writing) is black and red. Went for black and after 3 days the new pair arrived.
Here is a collection of images from Leeds city centre in the 90s. More specifically 1999. So, let me take you on a pub crawl around the centre of Leeds in the late 90s…..
As part of my Computing degree back in the late 90s I did a “multimedia guide to the pubs of Leeds” – This involved much careful research of the pubs in Leeds city centre (and a few in Headingly) at the time and I stumbled across a load of (badly taken) photos that I used as part of the multimedia experience!
I make no apologies for the quality of the photos and realise they’re pretty crappy. There are plenty of books with high quality images on this subject. Although none of them seem to have fairly recent media. You’ll notice some of the pubs are still standing and haven’t changed a bit. Anyway…….
Beckett Park Campus
Beckett Park Campus
“Berlins” (now Belgrave Music Hall). This seemed to be the pub everyone started their night in. Notable for the big spinning wheel in the centre of the pub where you could win a prize
“Brannigans” on Vicar Lane (now Travelodge). I remember being in here for England V Germany Euro 96 TVs and bodies everywhere (and beer everywhere when England scored).
“Feast & Firken” (now The Library).
“Felon & Firken” (now O’Neils). They had quite a lot of court/legal and judges stuff on display upstairs (along with a pretty good jukebox).
“Hyde Park Pub” Not really changed much.
“The Three Horseshoes” Not really changed (apart from the sign).
“The New Inn” . Only time I went here is when we did the “Otley Run” one year.
“Woodies Ale House” Used to go in here every Friday lunchtime for chips and gravy or something else typically Northern.
“Square on the Lane” on Boar Lane which is now Sainsburys, Cafe Nero etc.
“Yates” Boar Lane.
“The Observatory” then became “Flares” now “The Black Prince”
“Majestyks” nightclub – avoided and only went in once on a work’s do. Occasionally went to “Jumpin Jacks” round the corner for a laugh.
“Rat & Parrot” opposite Merrion Centre is now Yates/Verity. This was a massive pub. Used to go in a fair bit before Leeds started getting some decent drinking establishments.
“Dry Dock” not changed much apart from a paint job
“The Courtyard” now “Nation of Shopkeepers”.