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Parchmore Tavern

Picture source: Ebenezer Crutton

The Parchmore Tavern was situated at at 82 Parchmore Road. This pub closed on 17th January 2011 and was also known as the Simla.
This pub has now been demolished.
John Butler (April 2011)
I remember this pub under its old name “The Simla”. It was on the corner of Beulah Road where I went to Junior School in the early 1950s. What I remember of this pub until I left the area in the mid-60s was the wonderful dark red glazed ceramic tiles which covered the front of this and many other pubs in South London. It is a pity that your photo shows it in its later years. I have looked everywhere on the Internet (including your site) for a “period” photo to refresh my happy memories of it as a drinking hole but have been unable to find one. What a shame the name was changed! There was something exotic about the name “Simla”, though I did not make the Indian connection until many years later. Streets not far away, however, were named after Boer War generals such as Kitchener and Buller.
Phil Hewitt (November 2016)

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