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Prince Of Wales

William Forster, publican, on right, c.1930

Picture source: Ian Forster


This pub was situated at 80 Brunner Road, closing in 2007. Known in its last years as The Artful, and also The East and Central Station (apparently a gay bar).
Source: Colin Parkin
This pub was established as the Prince of Wales in 1871.  It was tied to the Mann Crossman Paulin Brewery of Whitechapel, East London – later falling to Watney’s. In 1970 it was renamed the Artful, until 1997 when it was renamed the Central Station, presumably part of the small chain of gay pubs of that name.  By 2006 it had again been renamed, this time The East. By this time it was more of a gay venue than a pub and had restricted opening hours.  In January 2007 the pub was badly damaged by fire following a suspected arson attack.  It never re-opened.
Stephen Harris (February 2011)

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Date of photo: 2011

Picture source: Stephen Harris