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Bridge House

Picture source: Pat Jolly

The Bridge House was situated at 23 Barking Road. This was a famous music pub where many famous rock musicians played. It closed in the early 1980s and was demolished in 1999. A replacement venue called Bridgehouse2 has since been built in nearby Bidder Street.
Source: Colin Price
The Bridge House was the seminal rock venue in East London and the first pub in the world with its own record label. Throughout the seventies and eighties it was a regular home to such bands as Iron Maiden, Depeche Mode, The Blues Band and Secret Affair as well as the Bridge House generated Wasted Youth. The Bridge House shut its doors to live music in 1982 and was bulldozed into the ground a couple of years later. The Bridge House is still remembered fondly by all that have played and visited the pub on the Canning Town roundabout, beneath the pylons.

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Name Dates Comments
Joan Cobern 1968/1970 Loved going to the Bridgehouse with my friend Lorraine Weller. Enjoyed the music and atmosphere.
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Site of Bridge House, February 2017

Picture source: Pat Jolly