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Anchor Hotel

Picture source: Phil Simpson

The Anchor Hotel was situated at 60 London Road, and is now used as a mosque.

Source: Max Taylor
My father and mother, Ronald and Barbara Deakin, were landlords of this pub. I think they had it from the late 1960s to early 1970s approximately and even though I was only about 8 or 9 I used to remember we had a monkey, a parrot and even a horse. It used to get really busy in the evenings. My dad used to get Tommy Ash drunk and take him home, knock on his door and leave him there so his wife would find him. Always remember the funny times. We went to school here also and used to go to the cinema and market at the weekends. It was quite a spooky place to live and I remember lots of places to hide out as kids do. There was a doorway type of thing in one of the walls near the stairs and we used to go in and play in there. Quite eerie now looking back at it.
Mannaz (October 2011)

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Name Dates Comments
Graham   Any further information required.
Margareta Stark (nee Svensson) 1970 My friend Irene Puukko was an aupair at Barbara and Ron Deakins house and pub The Anchor. I visited there a couple of times in 1970. I met their kids too. Graham must have been one of them. Would be nice to get in contact with any of the Deakin family.
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Picture source: John Cox