20.11.14

| Abandoned | Pub

Pubs in England are more than boozy watering holes. They are part of the history and fabric of life here and have been throughout history.







Even though we don't often visit pubs, seeing more and more of these establishments fall into a state of deterioration is still sad to see. In August this year the Guardian reported that 31 pubs close every week in the UK. Many factors contribute to closures, the smoking ban, economic down turn, changes in social lifestyles etc. Though many are snapped up by developers and turned into flats or other things a few are left to face decay. 

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10 comments:

  1. Ah it's sad to hear about all those pubs closing down. I don't really go to pubs here in Sydney, but I have liked going to them in the UK - I feel like they have a bit of a different vibe over there (plus I love English pub food!)

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  2. Like I commented on your last post of abandoned places, I love them! My favorite photo is the one through chain link fence at the laundry line. So interesting!

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  3. What a sad sight to see. Pub culture is one of the things I find most charming about England and to know that so many are closing all the time is really devastating. Especially when they are as charming as this; when I saw the first photo I found myself thinking how much I'd like to stop in - imagine my disappointment when I realised it was boarded up!
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. it is sad to see those places sort of fade away. I think each has so much character and unique in its own ways! x

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  5. Definitely a different side to England then I'm used to seeing. If you take out the fact that the closing was probably a horrific thing for the people involved, abandoned places have their own magic and awe for me :)

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  6. I like that photo to - I think someone may be squatting there?

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  7. I agree Fiona. I also thing that even sadness can be beautiful in its own way?

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  8. I was listening to a BBC food podcast about pubs a while back. They said that it's because pubs aren't privately owned anymore, they're sponsored by big beer companies like Green King (who are from my hometown) and this makes it really hard for pubs to thrive.
    I'd like to see old places like this turned into the kind of new wave cheap, small housing that I keep seeing on the internet from other countries. It'd be nice to have lots of new opportunities for homes for young professionals.

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  9. it is sad to see this decline :/ when I was little, it was almost a tradition to visit the pub with my family for Sunday Lunch or a weekend treat :') it's sad because of the history too, some pubs here in the UK are older than America!
    xo

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  10. kind of sad to see... these places were once new and happy with probably good business... signs of time, wear and tear....

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