05.06.2022 – Stoke Newington Literary Festival talk

On Sunday, June 5th I gave a talk as part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival about some of Stoke Newington’s lost pubs and cinemas. It was great being in front of an audience for the first time since early March 2020 in the historic Mildmay Club in Newington Green. I gave talks in the festival in 2017, 2018 and 2019. It was always great fun and and a thrill to be part of a such a fantastic local event. I enjoyed putting the material together and doing additional research in the process. All 80 tickets sold out in two days and I was glad I was able to get through all 142(!) slides in 45min.

If you are interested to explore more of Stoke Newington’s lost pubs, I wrote a free self-guided walk (6.5km), which takes you through the sites of all the former pubs in the old Borough of Stoke Newington.

Here’s an audio slideshow of the talk and below it the slides.

Presenting a terrific photo of the function room in the former Manor House pub in 1936, which was shared with me only a few weeks ago when someone showed me a family photo he had
Showing a photo by Peter Marshall of the Manor House pub in 1985 where in the 60’s acts including the Rolling Stones, The Animals and Jimi Hendrix played upstairs.
The upstairs room in the Mildmay Club filled very quickly by 11am
Showing photos taken in the 1970s in the Public Bar area of the long-gone Howard Arms in Howard Road