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Rising Sun

Picture source: Charlie Goodwin


 

The Rising Sun was situated at 55 Brooksby Street. Now in residential use, a pub sign is still displayed.
 
This was a Charrington’s house when I drank there in the 1970s. The landlady was named Mabel and I think her husband was Dave. They had a theatrical background before taking a pub.
In my time both doors led to the same bar across the front, with a smaller room curtained off behind on the left side. The ceiling was decorated with all sorts of junk and a fair number of old musical instruments.
At the back was a separate long narrow room, which from its shape may well have once been a Skittle Alley. It had the usual raised skylight structure of windowless pub back rooms and was good for parties. The band, Webbs Wonders, played there regularly for a short time around 1975.
Roger Digby (April 2020)
 

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Name Dates Comments
Peter Hiller 1990 Had the Thornhill Arms, Caledonia road N1; it was in the family from 1980 till 2005.
Sally Stanley 1976-1979 Was a customer here. Had a boyfriend who took me here about once a month. One the Silver Jubilee there was a street party & my boyfriend, at the time, took numerous photos of the locals enjoying the day

 
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