For the last month, the snippet I wrote on the sad death of Denise D'Courtenay, (the publican of the Queen Anne in Vauxhall), has been receiving an inordinate number of hits. I've no explanation for that, since it was a churnalism post where I just pushed readers to the Sun and the Mail. The pub must have been much more popular than I realised for what I consider to be a deserted (in a metropolitan sense) area.
Last Saturday, I noticed that the bright orange facade of the Queen Anne had been boarded up and it was looking rather sorry for itself. Today, however, I heard from a reliable source that the pub has been sold and is to be turned into a mini-theatre. That's all the news we have so far, but do check back for further information...
Edit 1st September 2011: For more info. on what became of the Queen Anne pub, you might want to read my review of the Tea House Theatre that replaced it.
FoDL : Beneath the water and the mud Monday 21 September, 6.45pm for 7.15pm start Durning Library, Kennington Lane, SE11 4HF - Part of Lambeth Heritage Festival
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