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Prince Of Wales

Date of photo: 1920

Picture source: Timothy Keane


The Prince Of Wales was situated at 23 Lant Street. This pub was demolished in January 2005.
Source: Darkstar
During the 1960’s and 1970's this pub was owned by Freddie 'Brown Bread' Foreman. Forman was a South London gangster who ran a major 'Firm' in his own right and was also a associate of the Krays. He served 10 years for his involvement in the murder of Jack 'the hat' McVitie in Evering Road, Stoke Newington. The pub features frequently in Foreman's autobiography 'Brown Bread Fred' a great read and a window into a London that has now completely disappeared.
Louise Hubbard (January 2014)
My Grandparents ran this pub for nearly 40 years until 1957, A. W Childs known as Bill Childs, and wife “Queenie” Childs but born was Elsie Childs. My Mother went to the Charles Dickens school opposite.I went in there roughly 1979, I actually stumbled on it by accident whilst looking for a pint to have whilst waiting for a session in a studio in Borough. It was the only building standing the others had been bombed which I remember my Gran telling me about, and were an NCP car park.
Robert Mallett (September 2021)

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Other Photos

Date of photo: 1947

Picture source: Timothy Keane

Day trip to Southend

Picture source: Robert Mallett