Foundry Street

Where I live

By Adam

Just some images of the North Laine and especially my home in Foundry St.

Photo:Looking over to the Setting Sun from outside the Pond

Looking over to the Setting Sun from outside the Pond

Photo by Adam

Photo:North Laine viewed from the Setting Sun

North Laine viewed from the Setting Sun

Photo by Adam

Photo:Foundry St and the Pedestrians Arms

Foundry St and the Pedestrians Arms

Photo by Adam

This page was added on 26/06/2006.
Comments about this page

Hi Adam. My direct-line ancestors lived in Foundry Street in approx. 1830 - 1850.  It is good to see a lovely picture of it. 

By Pavilionlass (02/02/2014)

Pedestrian Arms was my first tenancy. I ran the pub in 1978 just for 5 years. We were so lucky to have a great set of customers, and are still in contact with a few today. Hard work but what fun we had. So sad to hear it is now closed.

By Bill Dye (16/05/2017)

So sad that the old Pedestrians (later The Foundry) has closed. It was a proper pub and I am certain is recorded elsewhere on this site. I was a regular there until about 1974. Henry Hazelgrove who was the last Pedestrians  tenant, acquired the license from his wife Eadie in, I think, 1954, she had it from her father in 1928 and he had it from the 1860s (I think... it was a long time ago). At the end of the evening at 'Henry's' as it was fondly known, he would give you a cloth and tell you to wipe tables...or empty ashtrays...or bring up crates of bottled Guinness from the cellar. Pint Guinness was the 'vin du pays' at The Pedestrians. When you eventually left the pub he thrust a glass (large) of neat black rum into your hand and tell you to drink it up to see you home! Henry had been a WW1 soldier and often told us of his life in the trenches... I was young and not particularly interested... callow youth that I was. Henry had no entertainment in the pub, as he said this is a boozer and if you want entertainment you went elsewhere. The one exception was an enormous (for the early 1970s) TV, where he watched the cricket in the bar. I went there one day in my lunch break and Henry said to serve myself as the Test Match was on...I did...and in came customers who wanted serving, which I did and spent my entire lunch time (and time over!) as a bar-man! as Henry would not miss a Test Match. Such happy memories.

By Geoffrey Mead (16/05/2017)

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