What was Barnaby's?
OK, thanks, Pav.
Remember the Old Suffolk Punch well - a very long and thin pub! One of the first Weatherspoons in the country someone said. Also the only Weatherspoons that i've known to close.
Anyone remember the Silver Lady pub on West Green Road from the same era? - that was an 'interesting' place, but great for late night drinking.
That was the original "Old Suffolk Punch". They then extended into what is now "Ladbrokes". It was very tatty and smelt like "The Toll Gate" by the time it finally closed. A man called Larry used to organise a draw to raise money for training guide dogs every Sunday.
I was never in, but remember, "The Silver Lady". I was surprised when I discovered it was owned by The St. John Vianney's church. Good for "bible classes" on a Sunday morning I believe.
It was a great pub. We used to call it the 'mouse poo pub' as the kitchen's hygiene left quite a lot to be desired, as evidenced by furry friends inhabiting the back area! But it was friendly and inexpensive.
I am going to propose that the date is January 1986. I think there was snow then and Londis is still there. It shut shortly after Sainsbury's store opened.
There was definitely heavy snow in central London (and, I assume, Harringay) in January 1987 too. I remember being late for the first day of a new job as the transport system had seized up.
I am wrong about the date. That is the facade of the modified pub which was after 1986.
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