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Windsor Castle

Picture source: Peter Nguyen


 

The Windsor Castle was situated at 209-211 Liverpool Road.  This pub was later known as The Barnsbury, then The Hop & Berry and The Cured Bar.
 
Now reopened as The Foxglove.
Peter Nguyen (June 2019)
 
The pub had been my local when I lived very close by in 1974. I was still a regular visitor after I moved to the other side of the Angel and Jim kept a good pint of Charrington’s IPA from their Mile End Brewery. The right hand door led to the Saloon Bar and the left one, where Jim is standing, led to the Public Bar. At the back of the Public Bar there was a small room where Jim welcomed music sessions. Across the road was the workshop of H. Crabb, Concertina Maker, at that time the last concertina maker in the world! When Anglia TV made a 15 minutes feature film about the Crabb firm in, I think 1979, I was asked to play my Crabb concertina in the film. The producer asked if I knew a pub close by where they could film me playing. Obviously I suggested The Windsor Castle and Jim was up for it. Anglia TV even put £10 behind the bar, and a few well known local drinkers turned up on the day to enjoy free beer. They included the very well known and notoriously bibulous incumbent of the Union Chapel in Upper St.
Roger Digby (April 2020)
 

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Picture source: T C

Date of photo: 2019

Picture source: Peter Nguyen

Date of photo: 1977

Picture source: Roger Digby

Date of photo: 1979

Picture source: Roger Digby

Date of photo: 1977

Picture source: Roger Digby

Date of photo: 1977

Picture source: Roger Digby