Apparently the pub closed in the mid-1960s. Between 1996 and 2009 a language school used the premises. When it moved out, squatters moved in. They briefly opened an art gallery and cultural centre. Recently a planning application has been submitted to convert the building into a supermarket and apart-hotel. Plans include a new ground floor fascia, which would be in line with the upper floors (to say that the current one is horrible is an understatement). The developers also intend to give the brickwork a good cleaning. Let's hope they will not erase completely the sign below in the process...
The Pioneer Catering
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Location: Lower Marsh Lane / Picture taken on: 10/04/2008