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  1. Hi Phil,
    I have only just found this site and read it with great interest. I have been to the pub as is wasn’t too far from where I lived. I am a distant relative of Jane Threadgold through her sister Sarah who visited for the 1871 Census.So despite Sunday Trading in 1858 it seems that the family carried on trade at the pub for many a year. Very interesting and sad it is no longer there.

    • Sorry I meant related through Sarah’s brother Foster Threadgold the publican not his wife. Foster is listed in several Census as Inn Keeper and farmer from the 1851 census onwards at the Crooked Billet. He died in 1877 and is interred locally.

  2. My late father in law, Dennis Cripps used to play the piano in the saloon bar at the Billet from the late 60s to about the mid 70s. He played there every Friday/Saturday night and Sunday lunchtimes.

    • Thank you for the additional information. If you have any photos you would like to add then please let us know, via the contact us.

  3. To Barbara or any of her family. My father , Harry Archer painted a picture of the Bilit, and it hung behind the salon, bar. Do you still have this picture? I am on Facebook. and I live in Dagenham.
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  4. Hello, requiring information about landlords in the crooked billet chadwell heath after the Hinson family left, to my knowledge Tony Parmenter and Billy Malendine were in charge, I would like to question about a Mr John Pagram. Just for nostalgia sakes.

  5. It was a second home to my family,so many memories it was a lovely pub run and used by nice people Phil Sheehan

    • Hi Phil,
      Thanks for contacting us. If you or any one else has any photos of Crooked Billet you want to share, please contact us.

  6. I am a little slow with e-mails, just read message about my pub. went past there only two days ago, it is my home and always will be. I left a message on the front door to say I lived here once please look after it, all my bunnies and gold fish are buried in the garden, and that massive willow tree my mum actually planted, it was given to her by one of our cleaning ladies “Flo”. I have so many lovely memories from there and there are so many people I have loved and lost, we just had such a wonderful time especially at Christmas. I will try and find some photos of how it used to be when I was little, I know I have loads. I will end on this note I guarantee when they pull her down there are so many lovely ghosts that still remain cause they never wanted to leave at the last bell !!!!! You can pull the bricks down but you can’t take away the life. God bless xx

    • Hello Clare the pub is no longer standing,it is now a building site such a shame it was once a thriving part of the community.i have so many wonderful memories of working there as well as being a patron.best wishes to you and family.Helen x

  7. MyHusband Dennis and I were `licensee`s of the `Billet`for 27 years from March1967 to June 1992.We had some marvellous times and I am sad to hear that it has been demolished. Memories, my youngest daughter was only 3 when we first took over there, She and her sister have very fond memories of a very happy childhood there, She is distraught at its demise.

    • Hi Barbara,
      Thanks for your comment. The building is still there and up for sale at least it was last time I went past it a short time ago. If you have any photos you would like me to post of the pub ‘as it was’ and as a memory to the good times please contact me via the ‘Contact us’ here

    • Hi Barbara i worked for you and Dennis i too have very fond memories of the pub such a shame to see it go.to be honest it did go downhill after you left.you and Dennis were the best landlords ever it was a joy to work with you both.kind regards Helen xx

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