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Lensgirl
10-10-08, 15:20
Hi

my nan and grandad owned a lot of pubs in their time and unfortunatly two have been torn down and one is unrecognisable (im not sure thats a bad thing either!:D) but id like to find some photos of them. Is there anywhere that is likely to have photos of the pubs? I have tried googling their names but nothing comes up, is there a brewery website or something that might have any?

many thanks

Darksecretz
10-10-08, 15:26
I would think that your best bet would be to see if the place in question has a site similar to Images of Derby Derbyshire Nottingham Nottinghamshire old and new (http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/)

or maybe a local history society could help.

margaretmarch
10-10-08, 15:42
Hi,
This site is good for pubs in London/Essex and other South East counties London, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Suffolk & Sussex Pubs, Inns, Taverns & Beer Houses History & Trade Directory. (http://londonpublichouse.com/)
Margaret

Lensgirl
10-10-08, 15:44
Thanks so much both, typically mine is Hampshire!

Dubonnet lady
10-10-08, 16:01
Robyne - do you know if a particular brewery owned or supplied it? Or was it a freehouse.

Round here (Berkshire) a lot of them were Simonds (then Courage) breweries places - and the main Library has got records of a lot of them....... perhaps Hampshire may have been the same breweries? After all Hants is next to Berks. so it's quite possible. :)

Lensgirl
10-10-08, 16:15
My nan and grandad owned the last place they were in, but the other two they were managers so i guess they were brewery owned. I might give my nan a ring later and see if she remembers. Im trying to get photos together for a book im creating for her 70th next year so dont want to give away too much

David B
10-10-08, 16:28
What are the names of the pubs and in what towns were they Lens?

Darksecretz
10-10-08, 16:40
Robyne,

have you had a look in the wiki?

Hampshire - Family Tree Forum (http://www.familytreeforum.com/wiki/index.php/Hampshire)

click on that link and scroll towards the bottom, you will see a photography section. (see below)

Maps and Photographs

Old Hampshire Maps (http://www.geog.port.ac.uk/webmap/hantsmap/hantsmap/hantsmap.htm)


Hampshire Photographic Project (http://www.hants.gov.uk/record-office/photo/index.html)

Little Nell
10-10-08, 18:11
Hampshire archives or a local history centre may have photos and other information. If you haven't found them by googling, remember pubs sometimes changed their names.

brenmac
10-10-08, 18:13
leodis (leeds) also a site you could see old pubs brenda xxx

tessie31082
10-10-08, 19:04
this might be of some help Brewery History Society - Hampshire: Defunct Brewery Livery (http://www.breweryhistory.com/Defunct/Hants)