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Brunswick Arms

Picture source: Sue McArdle

The Brunswick Arms was situated at 49 Brunswick Street. This pub is now in residential use. What used to be the Simonds Hop Leaf sign can still be seen above the middle window.
Source: Bob Brodie
In October 1960, my parents were having a lunchtime drink and a game of shoveha'penny in the Brunswick when my Mum went into labour. I was born a few hours later in hospital and my parents, who lived in the street of the same name as the pub, gave me the middle name 'Brunswick' (which took time for me to come to love!) in honour of this event. I went back on at least one visit to the pub : in 1977, the Jubilee year, the family drove over to have see the publicans, who they had remained friends with. Ron and his wife Barbara (I have forgotten their surname, but it'll come back) presented me with a bottle of Jubilee Ale from whatever the local brewer was. So the pub lives on at least in my memory, and on my driving licence and passport...
Will Wain (December 2012)

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