see too:

Old Black Horse

The Rock


4 responses to “Pubs

  1. Re : Red Lion pub photo.
    The Carpenter & Joiner looks to have a beechwood trying plane, which he probably made himself.
    Though partially hidden, it has a fair amount of width to it. And looks polished up a bit!
    It could be used e.g., to prepare 20 feet lengths of rough sawn material, to make 2’6″ x 6’6″ door frames.
    Sometimes on the top, near the front of the plane, a hole would be bored and filled with lead. The added weight assisting the application of pressure.
    And just ahead of the cutting of the shaving, where the wood (of the plane) is inclined to take most of the wear, a harder wearing wood was sometimes inserted. Especially after the plane had received a fair amount of wear. Commence work!

  2. Rachel Davies-Buss

    Do we know what year the top left picture is? Thanks Rachel

  3. John Carruthers

    Rachel :
    I would say approximately1954.
    Looks like an annual outing to the seaside from the Black Horse.
    Pub patrons paid small regular amounts of money for this during the previous 12 months.
    The M & D bus depot was opposite the pub.

    Are you related to David Buss? (his mum and dad, Flo and Frank/his sister named Jeannie).
    They lived at Batts Cottages, Claygate Cross during the 1940s/50s before moving to Borough Green.

  4. John Carruthers

    Rachel :
    Correction! Billy Buss was David’s dad.
    Billy’s brother and father were named Frank.

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