The George at 373 Commercial Rd, London E1, is a pub and thriving music venue. Here’s a list of September’s events. As the name suggests, it was built during the reign of of King George IV, but on the site of a previous pub called the Halfway House.
Back in May 2017 The George won this appeal, but now faces a new threat from developers who want to build 42 flats next door. Landlady, Pauline Forster, fears that new tenants in expensive flats would complain about noise and force the music venue to close. You can read more in this article in the Evening Standard of 25th Aug 2017.
If there was a general fund i would gladly seem small amounts to help save all those remaining pubs.
My grandfather’s birthplace, The King’s Head, 8 Bow Road, Bromley-by-Bow, was downed in the 1970’s.
I did try to send one to a country pub but the site was ‘not secure’.
It seems to me that such buildings ought to stay as a reminder and as a venue for so many possibilities in civilian life: weddings; wakes; meetings; schoolings etc as well as a pub or eatery of some sort.
I’m Australian and our culture has so little of such wonderful resonance and timelessness.
Let me know if there is a general fund.