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The Falcon

 

 


The Falcon was situated at 10-11 Fetter Lane. This pub was closed and demolished in the 1970s. An office block, and home to a Slug & Lettuce, now stands on the site.
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My Grandmother Winifred Hallier managed the Falcon during the war years up until the 1950s when she handed over the management to her daughter and son in law Joan and Jimmy Moon who continued there until the Falcon's closure and demolition in the seventies. The Falcon was a pub frequented by journalists particularly from the Daily Mirror and the pub had a special licence to remain open well into the night for the journalistís use. Winifred kept the pub open all through the war years and was visited by Winston Churchill. A photograph appeared in the Mirror of Winifred with Winston and was a headlined the two Winnjies of London. Winifred was rewarded with the freemanship of the City of London, I believe the first woman freeman of the City. My mother used to help in the pub and I remember as a small boy spending many days there mostly hidden away in the cellar but I was occasionally allowed up into the bar where I played shove halfpenny with the journalists particularly with Terery Halsey the Sports reporter.
David Attwell (June 2017)

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