NCW's Local

There was a pub adjacent to New Crane - until at least 1891. 

The Anchor and Hope, with publican Bartholomew Murphy behind the bar from at least 1881-1891, was at 2 New Crane, Stepney. 

And by a rare piece of serendipity, a picture of the pub exists in the London Guildhall Library. Is the building to the right the forebear of our Wharf? 

Or, more likely, are the steps to the right of that our own New Crane Stairs? Let me know if you know more.

Sources: The City of London Libraries and Guildhall Art Gallery &

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