Save The Boozer Association has a call to arms from local resident (and former councillor) Liam Curren:
The loss of the Rutland Arms was the final straw. Slowly but surely over the years, our pubs have been closing down one by one. But this year the trickle has turned into a flood. Eight pubs have closed in the last six months in my own little corner of Lewisham and the Rutland was a cosy, friendly pub – always packed – round the corner from my house. But after her husband Trevor died and passed over to the great Lock-In In The Sky, landlady Christine found it too much work and retired. It was bought by a property developer and an application has gone in to the council to turn it into flats, and so another piece of the beating heart of London dies.
It looks like they want Ken’s help and there may be some sort of launch of the campaign soon.