Arms razed

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The Eaton Arms, a dodgy looking pub opposite the top of Rye Lane in Peckham disappeared in double-quick time early this morning due to some poor scaffolding work.

Last orders
Last orders

The scaffolding had been erected around the and recently derelicted Cooperative Buildings which has a listed facade and the adjoining pub.

On my cycle journey to work in central London this morning I noticed the police had cordoned off a large part of the area around the pub and the adjoining old Cooperative Buildings.

According to a police support officer the scaffolding gave in to the weight of the pub wall which had collapsed, and it fell across the pavement and in to the road.

Thankfully it sounds like no-one was hurt, but if it had happened a couple of hours later in the morning rush hour there could have been a tragedy.

Closing time
Time gentlemen please

Think I’ll be giving scaffolding a wide berth wherever possible from now on…

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