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White Hart

Open 2020+

2 Eltham High Street

Eltham

020 8805 1562

http://whitehartpubeltham.co.uk/

https://whatpub.com/white-hart

White Hart 1909

Above photo, 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

White Hart

Above photo, date unknown.

White Hart

Above photo, date unknown.

White Hart 1927

Above photo, showing the newly built pub in 1927.

White Hart 1949

Above photo, circa 1948, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

White Hart 2016

Above photo, 2016.

 

Licensee Thomas John Marshall was killed on the Somme in 1916.

The original building was replaced in 1926.

The "White Hart" is featured in Jeffrey Farnol's novel "The Amateur Gentlemen" published in 1923.

 

From the https://metro.co.uk Georgia Diebelius, Friday 3 Mar 2017.

Brothers face jail for killing man ‘who said they were gay’

Two brothers are facing prison after beating a man to death to ‘teach him a lesson’ for using a ‘gay slur’.

James and Peter Weeks attacked Ian O’Mahoney and Barry Tatan outside the White Hart pub in Eltham, south-east London, on August 28 last year.

Peter Weels 2016James Weeks 2016

The brothers targeted Mr Tatan, 48, after he drunkenly insulted them in another pub, The "Draughts," earlier that evening.

They later turned the attack onto Mr O’Mahoney, 49, when he stepped in to help.

One of the brothers grabbed him by the shoulders and threw him to the floor – cracking his head on the pavement.

Following an Old Bailey trial, a jury took nine hours to find both men guilty of manslaughter by a majority of 10 to two. James Weeks was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, a charge his brother had admitted.

Prosecutor Tom Kark QC told jurors: ‘When Ian O’Mahoney tried to help his mate Barry, who was getting a beating from one of the brothers, the other Weeks brother grabbed him by the shoulders and, swinging him around, threw him to the floor. ‘So forceful was that swing that it literally lifted Ian’s feet off the ground and his head hit the hard pavement with a resounding thud which was audible to those nearby.

‘(Mr Tatan) had suggested, apparently, that James Weeks, who neither man knew, was gay. That caused the Weeks brothers to decide to teach him a lesson. ‘Neither Barry nor Ian put up a fight. Neither was being aggressive and the Weeks brothers had no cause to launch their attack other than the apparent provocation of the words of Barry Tatan earlier in the evening.’

Although able to stagger back to the home he and Mr Tatan shared, Mr O’Mahoney was fatally wounded as the blow had caused a bleed on his brain, Mr Kark told the court. He was alive the next morning when Mr Tatan found him in the hallway.

But he did not know how gravely injured his friend was, so when his sons Barry and Jordan arrived, they left him, unconscious and naked in the hallway, while they went to a pub. By the time he returned later that morning, Mr O’Mahoney had died from a brain haemorrhage.

Peter Weeks, 29, of no fixed abode, and James Weeks, 27, of Crayford near Dartford, south-east London, had denied manslaughter. But Mr Kark said: ‘They were jointly responsible for his death by reason of their unlawful and cowardly assault, provoked as it was by a stupid comment Barry had made.’ Remanding the brothers into custody, Judge John Bevan acknowledged the ‘devastating effect’ on the family of the victim who was ‘completely harmless’ and was just ‘getting on his feet’ before his death.

 

From the https://www.newsshopper.co.uk By Emily Hennings, 3rd August 2018.

White Hart pub in Eltham suddenly closes and people are sad.

Residents have been left devastated after a pub that has become "an amazing asset to the community" in Eltham suddenly closed.

The White Hart, in Eltham High Street, was run by a strong team of Simon and Dave Hinchley-Robson, Alex Mayers and Helen Hollett, who worked together since February 2012.

They have raised more than 100,000 for local charities through events at the pub, and also endeared themselves by feeding the homeless at Christmas and supporting young football teams.

Simon and Dave owned the lease but unfortunately due to personal reasons they have had to surrender it and so the pub closed on July 29.

Mr Mayers, 37, has worked at the pub for the past six years and said it has been an emotional time and there have been a lot of tears.

He told News Shopper: “Over the last few days I have received lots of phone calls and text messages from people who are devastated that we have closed.

“I am a bit shell-shocked actually, it does take a lot out of you and now I am just deciding what to do next.”

Local mum Clair Pearcy, who runs Boppin’ Bunnies mother and child group, said: “Simon, Dave and Alex opened their doors to me to run my Boppin' Bunnies classes here for five years. One of the first pubs to take on this innovative idea of using their space for the whole community.

“I am lucky enough to have a new home for my classes but they will be hugely missed. Thank you for taking a chance on us and for enabling so many families to make friends while chatting over a cuppa.”

Mr Mayers said the White Hart wasn’t just a pub, it was a community hub and a place where people could come for someone to talk to and laugh with.

Hundreds of people have taken to This is Eltham, SE9 Facebook group to share their own memories of the pub and how disappointed they are.

Customer Beverley O'Brien told News Shopper: "The White Hart was an amazing asset to the community of Eltham.

"The amount of money they have raised is outstanding. They really helped support local groups from providing raffle prizes to offering them the use of the quiz night to raise much-needed funds.

"Nothing ever seemed too much for the staff, so welcoming. This place will be missed by all."

A spokesman from Ei Publican Partnership, the company that owns the pub, said: "We can confirm that the White Hart, Eltham, is currently closed due to the publican’s decision to cease trading, due to personal reasons.

"We would like to reassure the local community that we plan to reopen the site as soon as possible.”

 

LICENSEE LIST

MARSHALL Thomas John 1901-04+ (age 25 in 1901Census)

HINCHLEY Simon Feb/2012-Aug/18

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

 

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