The Old Anchor Pub by Erik Brede


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The Anchor
Bank End, London

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This pub is where diarist Samuel Pepys saw the Great Fire of London in 1666. He wrote that he took refuge in “a little alehouse on bankside … and there watched the fire grow”.

Another fire devastated the pub and it was rebuilt in 1676 and has since had additions over the centuries. It is the sole survivor of the riverside inns that existed here in Shakespeare’s time, when this district was the centre and heart of theatre land and the Thames was London’s principle highway. The pub’s original structure has been added-to over the centuries, creating a maze of odd little beamed rooms. One is named after Samuel Johnson, the lexicographer and writer, who drank here regularly and was a friend of the Thrale’s who owned the pub and the phenominally successful Anchor porter brewery, which when offered for sale Johnson said ‘We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice’.

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  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 1 year ago

    Excellent Image! 11/11/2012,
    Absolutely gorgeous work of art and creativity!
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    Outstanding work Erik!!!!

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 1 year ago

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    Philip Johnsonover 1 year ago

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    Chris Bruntonover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Zinger feature!

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  • PatChristensen
    PatChristensenover 1 year ago

    Wonderful image great post work just lovely :)Pat

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative Mindsover 1 year ago

    amazing capture and place :)

  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsover 1 year ago

    Excellent literary mood.

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    Joseph Tillmanover 1 year ago

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyover 1 year ago

    Great image Eric, congrats on your features.

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    Nicole W.over 1 year ago

    Great job!

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    Jane and Nicole

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