The Sir John Franklin, 269 East India Dock Road, Poplar, Borough of Tower Hamlets, London E14, 2006 • Unlovely boozer built near Blackwall Tunnel’s hell-mouth in 1963; this Manns sign looks old enough to date from then. The pub closed in 2005, and was demolished in 2011 to make way for flats, though it was still an empty lot in 2015. It can be seen in its net-curtained pre-closure glory on Dodgy Boozers, and there’s some history on Closed Pubs: Mann, Crossman & Paulin was a local brewery, part of Watney’s since 1958.
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