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Rising Sun

Picture source: Charlie Goodwin


The Rising Sun was situated at 55 Brooksby Street. Now in residential use, a pub sign is still displayed.
This was a Charrington’s house when I drank there in the 1970s. The landlady was named Mabel and I think her husband was Dave. They had a theatrical background before taking a pub.
In my time both doors led to the same bar across the front, with a smaller room curtained off behind on the left side. The ceiling was decorated with all sorts of junk and a fair number of old musical instruments. At the back was a separate long narrow room, which from its shape may well have once been a Skittle Alley. It had the usual raised skylight structure of windowless pub back rooms and was good for parties. The band, Webbs Wonders, played there regularly for a short time around 1975.
Roger Digby (April 2020)
The publican in the sixties and early seventies were my uncle and his wife, Maisie and Jack Brace, his was the idea behind the memorabilia hanging from the walls and ceiling, also the lighting which gave the pub it's visual atmosphere, I worked as a barman there from 1967 to late 1971. Fantastic pub always full of interesting people from all walks of life. Thursday night was jazz night, Martin Nicholls who played trombone with the London Philharmonic orchestra, would arrive late on Thursday night, along with fellow musicians from the orchestra all wearing white tie and tails and join in with the resident band. The pub had a life all its own. It was a real local.
Adam Brace (August 2020)

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Name Dates Comments
Peter Hiller 1990 Had the Thornhill Arms, Caledonia road N1; it was in the family from 1980 till 2005.
Sally Stanley 1976-1979 Was a customer here. Had a boyfriend who took me here about once a month. One the Silver Jubilee there was a street party & my boyfriend, at the time, took numerous photos of the locals enjoying the day

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