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Days Gone By: Memories from The Falcon in Rushmere St Andrew from 1974

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 February 2018

These pictures from 1974 show just how popular The Falcon once was

These pictures from 1974 show just how popular The Falcon once was

This picture gallery from The Rushmere St Andrew Falcon will evoke fond memories for many from 1974 .

A large group enjoys drinks at the Rushmere St Andrew Falcon in 1974A large group enjoys drinks at the Rushmere St Andrew Falcon in 1974

Situated in a busy country lane and connected to a small row of cottages, The Falcon pub stood proudly and was once the hive of activity.

A busy bar on a night in 1974A busy bar on a night in 1974

The pub punctuated Playford Road and was the local for those living in Rushmere St Andrew.

Landlord and landlady Steve and Mim Silverthorne behind the barLandlord and landlady Steve and Mim Silverthorne behind the bar

Opened just before 1838, it was attached to a house that contained a cellar, parlour, club room, kitchen, bar, wash house, and five bedrooms.

The Falcon as it looked in 1974. The pub has since closed and the building converted into a houseThe Falcon as it looked in 1974. The pub has since closed and the building converted into a house

There was even a small garden that included a cart shed and piggeries.

Can you remember what this group was playing at the pub?Can you remember what this group was playing at the pub?

These pictures, taken in 1974, show just how popular it was back in it’s heyday as people played darts, made music and socialised.

Playing guitar inside the pub in 1974Playing guitar inside the pub in 1974

The pub closed it doors to the public for the final time in 2011 and was converted to residential use.

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures taken from our archives?

To reveal the names of someone in the photographs, email our picture desk.

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