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Blue Anchor

Picture source: Stephen Harris


 
The Blue Anchor was situated at 225 Mile End Road. This pub was present by 1839 and closed in around 1915.  It sold the beers of Chandlers Brewery.  The premises are now in use as an opticians.
 
I think my great-grandfather fought bare-knuckle bouts here in the mid to late 1800s. It might have been owned by relatives as well, but not sure about that.
Kay Blake (February 2011)
 
My Grandfather, Charlie Mitchell boxed at this Pub, 1878-1880. Mitchell often took on all-comers in London and fought as many as four bouts in an evening at: Mickey Welch's "White Bear" in Bermondsey; Bill Richardson's "Blue Anchor" in Shoreditch; Ted Napper's "Five Ink Horns" in Shoreditch; Langham's "St. Giles Room" in Leicester Square; and Joe Hadley's "The Bells" in East End
Ray Mitchell (February 2017)
 

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