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Hand & Flower

Date of photo: 1970

Picture source: Timothy Keane

The Hand & Flower was situated at 72 Parnell Road.
This pub was present by 1881 and belonged to the Whitbread Brewery.  It ran into problems in 2006 when it was closed on the recommendation of police who said that a seven month surveillance revealed to them that the pub was notorious for “fights, drug-dealing and drunkenness”; this despite always looking completely deserted and harmless whenever I passed by.  By 2007 the leasehold was available for £60,000 whilst the pub limped on until final closure in 2009.
Stephen Harris

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Other Photos
Date of photo: 2014

Picture source: Colin Price


Picture source: Ewan M