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Earl Of Devon

Date of photo: 1976

Picture source: Timothy Keane

The Earl Of Devon was situated 213 St Paul's Way. (Address formerly given as Devons Road).

This pub was established by 1869 and survived into the post-War period. The pub is best remembered for an incident in the 1930s when a policeman was beaten-up outside and “stuffed down a drainpipe”. This was a Truman’s pub with a full licence.  It is now converted into flats. Although the name Earl of Devon has been painted over it is still visible if you look closely. As the pub is not listed in East London Camra records it must have closed before 1983 when the East London branch started recording East London pubs.

Not sure of the exact date of closure but this was a pub with a very large living quarters. I spent an evening there whilst my family were drinking in the pub on a xmas day (around 1975). The landlady was the daughter of our neighbour (hence how I came to be there). This pub had an outside mens urinal to the extreme right of the building in Furze Street
Barry John (March 2020)

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Picture source: Stephen Harris