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Queens Place/London Road

Nag’s Head, Queens Place c1914/18

Nag’s Head public house

This was the Nag’s Head Public House, at the west corner of Queens Place. Period unknown but perhaps just before the 1914 – 1918 war. The inn had a fairly long life. Built as an inn in the late 1830s it remained licensed premises until 1921 when it was bought by Corbin’s of London Road and taken into their business.

Queens Place photographed in 2015

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  • Before it became the Halifax it was the Prince of Wales Pub and the sign depicting the three feathers hung from the wooden bar still shown above the shop. Anyone got a picture? I’m sure this site would love one!

    By Geoff Wells (28/08/2016)
  • There is an error in the description of this picture in the James Gray collection – it is not the Nag’s Head, as Geoff correctly says, it is the Prince of Wales. The Nag’s Head stood at number 11 and 12 Queens Place on the corner behind the building shown, which is 143, London Road. The original Nags Head was taken over by Corbin’s between 1922 and 1923 to be used as a decorator’s warehouse and I believe the building that now stands on the site is a more modern replacement to match those on the opposite corner. The Prince of Wales shown in the pictures, had co-existed with the Nags Head since at least the 1850s and continued some while after the latter was closed down.

    By Andy Grant (30/08/2016)
  • My wife’s grandparents ran this pub in the 1940-50s. There names were Jesse and Alf Barnard.

    By Dean Ball (01/09/2016)
  • I was born upstairs in this pub when it was the Prince of Wales. My Grandparents were Alf and Jessie Barnard.
    So many memories of the happy times I spent there.

    By Maureen Ross (27/03/2019)
  • ‘Nan and Grandad’ Barnard did indeed run the Prince of Wales in the 40s and 50s – my mum Gloria has many a fond memory of it – eating crisps with Bruce, people watching her dad reverse his lorry carrying bombs past the pub, Christmas gatherings with loads of grandkids in one room.

    RIP Maureen, you passed recently.

    By Mathew H (16/12/2021)
  • Jesse and Alf Barnard were my paternal Grandparents too although I never met them as they had passed away before I was born.

    By Emma Barnard (09/01/2023)

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