Bowled Over in the 1840's

Bowled Over in the 1840’s

On Easter Monday 1843, at ten o’clock in the morning, as fine holiday weather brought thousands out to the fairs at Stepney and Greenwich and…

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Visitations at The Dog

Visitations at The Dog

In April 1844 Mr William Homer returned from business in the City, met with his solicitor in Stratford (the reasons why we do not know)…

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A Dart, a few Beers and a Game of Cards

A Dart, a few Beers and a Game of Cards

It’s January 1961, Cliff Richard and The Shadows are topping the singles chart with ‘I Love You’ and a visitor from Melbourne, Australia, is in…

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The Dog Talking Balls in 1859

The Dog Talking Balls in 1859

The Old Spotted Dog and the game of cricket went hand-in-hand for much of the nineteenth century. An early edition of the Stratford Times, a…

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Jan Boyce on The Spotted Dog

Jan Boyce on The Spotted Dog

In a touching interview, Jan Boyce, an active member of our campaign, speaks from the heart about The Spotted Dog and what it has meant…

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What's so important about an old pub?

What’s so important about an old pub?

“The existence of several of West Ham’s inns can be traced from the 16th century or earlier. The Cock at Stratford occurs in 1485. The…

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