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Page Updated:- Tuesday, 25 August, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Who'd a thought It

Open 2020+

7 Timbercroft Lane

Plumstead

020 8854 1355

https://whatpub.com/whod-a-thought-it

Who's A Thought It

Above postcard, date unknown.

Who'd a Thought It 1910

Above postcard, circa 1910.

Who'd a though It 2016

Above photo 28 September 2016, by kind permission Chris Mansfield. http://www.chrismansfieldphotos.com/

 

This is one of the pubs in the area that is known as the "Five Idlers."

The poem that goes with the story is as follows:-

The Star which doesn't shine in the sky,

The Woodman who doesn't cut down trees,

The Ship that cannot sail the seas,

The Mill which doesn't grind corn,

And Who'd a Thought it!

 

I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

Woolwich Gazette, Friday 13 July 1906.

Who'd A Thought It.

Fredric Brown, 40, no home, was charged with being found drunk at the "Who'd A Thought It" beer house, Timbercroft Road, Plumstead.

Prisoner said the Constable caught him by the collar and arm, that without explaining took him straight to the police station.

Mr Rose:- Yes; that's just what happens to a man who gets drunk.

Fined 5s. or 5 days.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH Winn 1874-91+ (age 52 in 1881Census)

FOLKES Harry Silas 1911+ (age 55 in 1911Census)

???? 1971+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/ShipInn.shtml

 

CensusCensus

 

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