I’ve already posted on the demolition of Lucy’s. Now it’s been confirmed that The Globe, the pub just over the road from me, isn’t going to reopen, but will probably be turned into flats.
One of the reason I liked the idea of moving to Cranham Street is that there was a spot a few yards from my door from which four licensed premises are clearly visible (with three more just out of sight!). Now there are only three. Still, it won’t make much of a difference to my life, as I never had a drink there.
Someone told me it used to be a National Front pub, which surprised me a bit, so if there’s any Stoa-reader out there with a long memory concerning this part of the world, please do your bit in the comments box.
[The next instalment of Defunct Oxford Institutions will be a sadder one: the St Giles Cafe appears to have shut down, too, either for good, or for a comprehensive remodelling inside.]