The Flying Scud on Cremer St and Hackney Road: then and now

I thought i’d start this blog with a post about another pub on Cremer St, the Flying Scud, that was demolished 5 years ago – it’s an example of how far Hackney’s heritage has been eroded. The Marquis of Lansdowne, which is on the corner of Cremer St and Geffrye St is a far less charismatic but non the less handsome public house whose fate lies in the hands of the Geffrye Museum.





4 responses to “The Flying Scud on Cremer St and Hackney Road: then and now

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  2. the ‘now’ pic is of the wrong side of the road, the flying scud was on the opposite side of Cremer st.

  3. Dear bethisc
    I took a picture of “The Flying Scud” in December 2004 on a visit to the Area with my Mum Doris who lived in the Hertford Rd when she was a child in the twenties.
    All though the pub was in a sorry state at the time you could see it must have been great even in recent times and such a loss to the local area!!
    There is an event on in stoke Newington church st called “unlondon” on 25th January which covers the gentrification of our precious human areas of London which are disappearing fast!!!! and its free!! I enjoy taking photos of London and will doing a small exhibition of my photos at “unlondon” including the picture of “the flying scud” with others of the area.
    Regards John Garwood

  4. I heard it was demolished by the landowners a day before the area became a Conservation Area, when it would’ve became protected… Such a shame that financial gain is the only thing that matters to some people, and the soul of the area is lost forever.

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