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Duke Of Wellington, Thame, Oxfordshire

Picture source: Movement80

The Duke Of Wellington was situated on Wellington Street. During the 1970s Larry Grayson was a regular visitor. The pub was run by a man called Jack Smith, an old dancer friend who had opened the establishment when he had retired from the theatre. On many occasions Larry would serve behind the bar, as part of the fun. Known as the Jolly Sailor at time of closure. Now owned and used by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
A blue plaque on the building indicates that Thame born Henry Boddington of Brewery fame lived in the pub prior to moving to Manchester to find his fortune.
Carl Griffin (July 2017)

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