Above is The Cook’s Ferry Inn around 1930 just after the new North Circular Road was completed.

The old pub seems to have been built in the 18th century next to the River Lea. It was a landmark and popular with anglers.

After the war it became a music venue, first as a jazz club, then later it was associated with ‘beat music’, mods and pop music, with performances by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull and The Who.

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The pub was demolished in the 90s to make way for road widening.

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