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The Crown

Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Movement80


The Crown was situated on the High Street. This pub was used as a bank in the 1965 film The Big Job, starring Sid James. It closed in July 2013.
Best known as Mr Mainwaring's bank, a role which it assumed for the filming of Dad's Army, this was another unprepossessing little Allied pub which, oddly, still had a jug and bottle right up until its final demise as a pub. A budget makeover in the late sixties/early seventies was seemingly expected to last for thirty years as I don't recall much else was being done to it. Since it stuttered to a halt as a pub, it had a rather fitful existence as a wine bar/restaurant.
Chiltern Tapler - Winter 2015/2016 edition

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