Blackhorse Lane, London

The Royal Standard Public House was first mentioned in the census of 1861. The pub was situated at the crossroads of the London to Woodford, and the Stratford to Waltham Abbey routes. At the time, the ‘victualler’ (Charles Dabbs) employed an ostler which implies that stables were maintained here to ensure that travellers could have their horses catered for.
By the time that this photograph was taken (1910) the pub was doing well with quite a few staff who lived on the premises. In the second half of the 20th century, the Royal Standard became a music venue.
Image: Footsteps
The Royal Standard finally closed in 2011 and now finds itself in the middle of huge regeneration in the Blackhorse Road/Lane area.
Image: © Steven Miell (TimeViews)
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