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Carpenters Arms



The Carpenters Arms was situated on Eltham High Street. This pub closed in the 1980s and has now been demolished.
Source: Jacquie Smith
This pub was owned by my grandfather William Stoneham before the war. My uncle Cecil Stoneham ran it with my grandfather. My father Royal Stoneham also helped behind the bar. I have many interesting stories of life in and around the pub all told to me by my father.
I happened to be driving past The Carpenters Arms in the early eighties and was horrified that it was being demolished. I walked onto the site and spoke to the demolition manager and explained that it was once in my family and could I take something as a memento. This lovely man let me take an oaken shelf which was in the bar. I just about got it into my car and drove it back to Worthing where I have a pub. The shelf was put up in The Old House At Home in Broadwater. Then When I left I took the shelf with me to my new pub ‘Ye John Selden’ Half Moon Lane Salvington, Worthing. West Sussex, where it is still displaying a collection of earthenware lemonade bottles.
Rodney Stoneham (December 2018)

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