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  • THE THETag Archive for "51st State" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "Barrie Keeffe" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "East End" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "East London" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "Harry Redknapp" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "Iain Sinclair" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "Kray Twins" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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  • THE THETag Archive for "Olympics" -
    by my dad Eddie Johnson of our time living above one of East London s most notorious pubs in the 1960s Due to a combination of its cream tiled walls and the volume of blood spilt it was also known locally as the Butcher s Shop It became one of London s busiest and most fashionable pubs of that era attracting a large colourful cast of disparate characters including renowned actors writers singers musicians champion boxers infamous gangsters television personalities and World Cup winning footballers By the time the Puddings closed its doors for the last time nearly four decades later my dad was the longest serving licensee in London Tales from the Two Puddings is a poignant at times hilarious look back upon a lost world of East End eccentrics local villainy vindictive policemen punch ups and practical jokes all now lying buried beneath the concrete blocks and sterile shopping centres of the new Stratford Tales From The Two Puddings is a brisk and plain spoken act of witness to the life of a territory whose history is under threat from boosters and land thieves Here is a remembered and experienced truth not a fable cooked up by a quango of computers Valuable funny gleaming with recovered memory shards Iain Sinclair Author of Ghost Milk Lots of West Ham players drank in the Two Puddings I was a regular and even met my wife Sandra in the upstairs disco there and we re still very happily married after nearly 44 years I ve got some very happy memories of those days but also remember that you didn t take liberties with the Johnson brothers They were proper boys Harry Redknapp Football manager and ex West Ham United player Just out of school and starting work as a trainee reporter

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