Village life

The Crooked Billet

The present Crooked Billet Public House was built in 1925 and run by Stubbs’ family for arround 60 years, originally by Herbert and Phyllis, and later their son, John, and his wife, Betty. It was later taken over by Ellen and Michael McLean until the brewery sold the pub in 2011.  Ellen and Michael moved to

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Village life

Creekmouth Village was a unique, largely forgotten hamlet at the southern end of what is now River Road in Barking, Essex, where the River Roding meets the mighty Thames. Early records show the area was originally referred to as Barking Creek, later becoming Creek’s Mouth, Creeksmouth and, finally, Creekmouth. The mention of Creekmouth Village to

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