Save The Boozer Association

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.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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4 Responses to Save The Boozer Association

  1. kate says:

    Where i live i was glad to see at least one pub close as it was my next door neighbour, but one nuisance led to another. Unfortunately 2 other local pubs have closed the queens arms, which i have been told is being made in to flats and the spotted cow closed recently…that had lots of potential as a pub with its hugh back garden. I dont know the fate of that but it is a large piece of land so its probably already been eyed up for development.

  2. andrewkbrown says:

    Good to see you’re back at the keyboard Kate. Hope the recovery went well.

  3. Dave Cole says:

    And once the pubs are sold for flats, the people who move in want pubs, and so some ghastly wine bar or drinking barn opens up with so little soul that it actually starts sucking the soul out of the surrounding area.

    Save the Boozer is a great idea… will have to start visiting.

  4. Dave Cole says:

    This might be of interest – it’s quite amusing! http://www.sirc.org/publik/pub.html

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