Thursday, February 13, 2014

the 'nonce no more

Asbestos-hit Provenance pub in Colliers Wood closes down after less than a year in business
3:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 in News By Louisa Clarence-Smith
The Provenance pub in Colliers Wood is closing less than a year after it opened. 
Antic Pubs took over the High Street pub last May but said owner, Punch Taverns, is selling the property after asbestos, broken glass, fencing and detergents were found in the garden.
Damian McFadden, a fund manager who lives close to the pub, said: "The local community is just starting to gather a bit of steam so it is sad to see the pub closing."
Peter Lord, Colliers Wood resident and Conservative candidate for the ward, said: "I'm a bit shocked at what's happening. I think residents should have a say on it. I would absolutely support a campaign to keep our local pub."
Antic would not say when the pub was closing or how many staff will lose their jobs.
That is a pity. See Icons Passim for a more optimistic time .....

It isn't by chance I happen to be,
A Collierdier, a Wood for the tree-er.
For over the noise, the talk and the smoke,
I'm good for a laugh, a drink or a joke
I walk in a room, a party or ball,
"Come sit over here" somebody will call.
"A drink for M'sieur, a drink for us all!
But how many times I stop and recall.

Ah, the apple trees,
Blossoms in the breeze,
That we walked among,
Lying in the hay,
Games we used to play,
While the rounds were sung,
Only yesterday, when the world was young.
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