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British Oak

Picture source: Darkstar


The British Oak was situated at 130 Lea Bridge Road and was converted to flats in 2003 (see above photo).

Source: Colin Price

This pub was present by 1851.  It had London gangland connections in the 1960s and was the scene of the arrest in 1966 of John Barrie in connection with the murder of George Cornell at the Blind Beggar in Whitechapel.  It was a Watney’s Brewery pub and it closed in 1999.  In 2003 the former pub was demolished and replaced by a new development of flats named ‘British Oak House’.
Stephen Harris

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