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British Oak

Date of photo: 1981

Picture source: Timothy Keane

The British Oak was situated at 28 Robin Hood Lane. This pub closed in 2007 and has now been demolished and replaced by the building in the photo below.
 When I was a Young man, I lived some 200 yards from this pub and my parents would be very regular customers. My first experience of thais pub was when I told my mother tha I couldn’t join them for a drink as I wouldn’t be home before closing time and she said « it doesn’t matter, just Knock on the door if it’s closed… When I arrived there was not a sound and no sign of life..I knocked, the curtain moved and the door opened.. Everyone was singing and dancing..The juke box was going full blast and so we indulged until the early hours… There were never any problems with these « after-hours festivities » bacause half the Police in Poplar were in there enjoying themselves… What wonderful moments of conviviality and cameraderie….
Terry L'Anglais (January 2019)

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Picture source: Colin Price