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The Ship




The Ship was situated at 194 Rotherhithe Street. This pub closed c.1960 and has now been demolished.
Source: Ian Chapman
The last landlord, James Holland, who ran the pub from 1952-1962 is my boyfriend’s father. It closed its doors in December 1962. He left to take ownership of The King’s Head in West Norwood (82-84 Norwood High Street). James recalls that Max Bygraves used to frequent the pub as the family lived nearby. The locals also included members of the Talbot family, some of the last barge builders on the Thames.If ships came in during the wee hours, dockers would help themselves to drinks in the pub and leave behind a list of what they’d had, and payment. James says this honesty system was never abused.
Shannon Randall (February 2018)

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