Now this wasn’t because there was anything wrong with the place, just it was not one of my usual haunts, and that is a pity because over the last few months I have uncovered something of its history.*
The present building stands on the site of the older one which has a rich past and so having written about the place I rather would have liked to have a drink there.
Not that I am going to repeat that story which is there for all to see on the blog.
Instead I am going to leave you with this image of the Crown from 1977 and reflect that the past can still look better than the present
Today the pub’s outward appearance has not changed that much although its future is in doubt.
I have gone looking at the Council planning applications which is an excellent way of checking what is going on, what is about to go on and what happened but as yet the only applications are historic going back to 2008 and beyond.**
*Walking along Court Yard in the June of 1841, looking for John Martin and Hannah Simmons
**Planning Applications, The Crown, 11 Court Yard, http://publicaccess.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/online-applications/pagedSearchResults.do
Picture; from the collection of Jean Gammons