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White Swan

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The White Swan was situated at 84 Wood Street, closing in 2004. Now used as a betting shop.
This pub was established in 1838 and in 1872 was acquired by the City of London Brewery, before passing to Truman’s and then finally Watney’s before the end of the nineteenth century.  Live entertainment seems long to have been part of the deal here, with Benny Hill apparently once on the bill.  The pub was acquired by the Inntrepreneur Group in 1998 and soon became run-down, leading to inevitable closure.
Stephen Harris (February 2011)

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Date of photo: 1890

Picture source: Charlie Goodwin

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Name Dates Comments
Anthony Hatfull 1964-1975  
Tom Sawyer 1960 I used to drink in the White Swan twice a week in 1960s, I think it was about 2/6d a pint. I don't live in Walthamstow anymore as I got married and moved away.
David Buxton 1980s I used to drink there with a friend of mine who lived locally called "Yo", great fella in a time when pubs were pubs, sorry to see its now another betting shop like so many of the pubs are now. great times though.
Jacqueline Saunders 2002-2004 I worked here till the end we had a lock in for 3 days to finish off the Guinness and I inherited the cat , who I still have today 2019 great times in this pub with great characters, never to be repeated.