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Green Man



The Green Man was situated at 1 Dartmouth Row. This pub was demolished in 1969.
Source: Jacquie Smith
As a child in the 60s I lived at 7 Dartmouth Row. Next door to us was Mears corner shop and the Old Post Office opposite was still a real post office. On the corner opposite the pub (facing on to Blackheath Hill) was Sidonio's (sp?) delicatessen. My dad used to drink at The Green Man occasionally. My dad let me watch - from a distance - the pub being demolished: a bulldozer was parked in the street and a long cable was wrapped around the building with each end attached to the bulldozer, which then just pulled until the building collapsed into the street.
Magnus Edwards (June 2018)
The Green Man had music on Sunday nights in the 1960s. There had been modern jazz - Joe Harriott I remember, but this was supplanted by (I guess) more popular fare. I saw "the Mann Hugg Blues Brothers" - soon to be Manfred Mann - as well as John Mayall's Blues Breakers. Astonishing to remember this was in a room of, maybe, 120 people.
Adrian Perry (October 2019)

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Name Dates Comments
Ron Coombs to 1963 I lived opposite at 2, Dartmouth Row and could see into some of the boxing area from our upper windows. I also worked there for a very short time waiting during the Sunday jazz sessions. Johnny Kidd and the Pirates played there and were brilliant. It had a rather nice bar with a snooker table at the back end.
Brian Ward 1959-1960s I was leader of Metro Cycle Racing Club in Trafalgar Rd SE 10 and with four other members am trying to trace Albert Hayes (aka) Gabby who raced with us. In early 1960's he was teaching Judo at the pub but with us doing National service into different parts of the world we lost touch. Now we are between 77 and 80 and would like to get Albert to a reunion this summer
Domenic Sidonio 1965-1969 I lived at 3 Dartmouth Hill in the 1960s and my father owned the Italian Continental Foods shop at the top of Blackheath as well as the Ice Cream factory where we lived. I watched the heart-wrenching demolition of our jewel in the crown local pub, the Green Man in 1969. I watched it come down from the opposite side of the road, on the grass at Hyde Vale where I played football as youngster.