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I have just set up the section on the Prince of Wales as promised. Sorry for the delay the following link will take you to the page

Prince of Wales

By Ian Mott
On 19/11/2012

Seeing the photographs of the old hostelries, how may can remember them having their supplies brought in by a dray. I cannot say I remember this about the Crown, the "Fortune" or the Laindon Hotel, but I can remember the Prince of Wales and The Shepherd and Dog being so supplied by drays pulled by two huge shire horses. It must have been quite a desirable occupation for the draymen and his assistant driving through country lanes and stopping at pubs to unload where it was a custom for each of them to receive a pint. It was also said that some dray horses also received a pint, but I cannot vouch for this.

By William Diment
On 04/10/2011
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