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The Albion

Date of photo: 2005

Picture source: David Kinchlea

The Albion was situated at 25 St Paul's Way. This was a Watney’s Brewery pub, established by 1881 and closed in around 1990.  It hung around in a derelict state until 2005 when it was demolished.  Apparently the pub had closed shortly after the body of a murder victim was found in the back yard. A block of flats was built on the site of the pub.
Source: Stephen Harris
My grandmother Esther Everett owned this pub from 1960 until 1977 when my mother Irene Saunders took over until 1990. It was in our family for 30 years.
Rita Adams (March 2015)
An important slice of legal history was created, courtesy of a practical joke gone wrong, in the Albion pub on 9 April 1896. The tort known as ‘the rule in Wilkinson v Downton ’ was created in the 1897 case of the same name, and is also known as the tort of ‘intentional infliction of emotional distress’
Rachael Mulheron (December 2021)

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Name Dates Comments
Barbara Goodbody 1960s-1980s My Aunt Esther Everett and her husband Tommy, were the publicans. Esther retired due to ill health, the comment about a murder victim in the back garden isn't true I don't know where that story came from. We had some happy times, it was a lovely pub. Because it was empty for so long it got really run down. All the locals used the pub, but when the houses around the pub were pulled down, they lost a lot of their custom.
Ernest William Moore 1960s Barbara Goodbody is right there was no murder. A chap by the name of White was found knocked out in the yard at the back of the pub I had been in the pub just before this happend at about four in the morning I left. I know how it came about and why I had to go to court . By the way I did briefly use the pub in the late 60s when i was courting .
Other Photos

Picture source: Ron Glenister

Site of The Albion, 2013

Picture source: Colin Price