Pubs not busy & Council Strike

Super Sunday Hackney Wick

Pubs not busy in the afternoon

Wetherspoons app Half Moon

On Super Saturday (4th July 2020) I was surprised to walk past nearly empty pubs in Bow at lunchtime and in the mid afternoon. This was especially the case on Old Ford Road. It picked up in the evening. The Green Goose looked a crowded late evening and was not open on Monday.

It was busy on Sunday at Hackney Wick (top photo), but not as crowded as the areas the newspapers selected to report on.

The Cricketers 211 Old Ford Road
The Cricketers, Old Ford Road. 1854 – 2003. Now residential.
No queue at the Half Moon
No queue at the Half Moon 3.30 pm Mon 6th July as the coronavirus restrictions ease.
Half Moon Stepney Green
Half Moon Stepney Green 3.30pm

On Monday I escaped the computer for a walk mid afternoon and walked past pubs which were not busy. I also walked past pubs which had been converted to residential use a long time ago. A warning perhaps?

Earl of Ellesmere, 19 Chisenhale Road
Earl of Ellesmere, 19 Chisenhale Road. Opened 1866 (?) closed 2001.
Duke of Norfolk 30 Massingham Street
Duke of Norfolk 30 Massingham Street, which used to be called Norfoldk Street. Built about 1850 closed 1999.
Railway Tavern Grove Road closed 2000
Railway Tavern, Grove Road closed 2000, now residential.

Council Strike

The strike by Tower Hamlets council workers over changes to their contracts of employment continues. You can see photos and read about it on the East London Advertiser website.

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