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The Volunteer

Picture source: Sue McArdle


The Volunteer was situated at Queen Street and is now used as a private house.
Today there's a private house at the end of the street called - what else? - The Volunteer.  It has lovely worn and stained floorboards, consistent with its one-time status as a pub.  A reliable informant - who hung around outside at the time (it attracted local hippies) - said it was closed around 1968-69, after a drugs-bust.  Anecdotally, the police had a hand in its closure.
Simon Crook

I am sure that I had a few beers in the Volunteer Twyford on a couple of occasions in late 1971/early 1972; this time is about right as I only got my driving licence in October 1971. There were regular police raids for drugs etc, one resulted in it being closed down permanently.

Peter Thomas-Charnick


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