The Land of Lost Pubs!

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Once again I am indebted to Ken Clarke’s ‘Time Gentlemen Please’ – a history of Camberley and Frimley pubs.  You are looking (roughly) at the site of two lost drinking establishment – The Eagle, also known as The Avenue, and The Globe which moved round the corner and featured in my recent set of posts on the London Road (in Camberley Observed).  The old Globe site is now the Jehovah’s Witness Hall – the low building with the curved green roof.

The Eagle/Avenue was a building next to the Council Offices (which will feature tomorrow) and has now been incorporated into the senior citizens housing complex which sits on the corner of The Avenue and the London Road.

It appears in the 1842 Tithe Map, so I presume it dated from just before that – the architecture in the picture in Ken’s book (page 31) doesn’t give much away.  By the 1920s it had a range of public and private bars, a billiard room, smoke room and all the usual ‘offices’.  Upstairs there were 3 bedrooms.

It closed as a business in March 1987 and must have been demolished soon afterwards.


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