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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Permission to demolish Cross Guns in Washwood Heath granted - alas

A PUB landlord has vowed to fight on to save his much-loved local for the community after city planning chiefs reluctantly approved its demolition.

Craig O’Doherty faces the prospect of being evicted from the Cross Guns in Washwood Heath Road after the city’s planning committee gave owner Punch Taverns the green light to build 13 houses. He said: “I will do everything I can to save this pub for the regulars and the community of Washwood Heath. I will fight on.” Read more

Left: St Marks Church Washwood Heath Road, B8 2XS. This Church is a stones throw from the Cross Guns pub. It is one of the few landmarks left in the area with any English identity. The future does not look promising for this piece of English heritage.


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