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Combs Live & Let Live

Combs Live & Let Live

Closed post-1998

Park Rd

grid reference TM 039 565

Originally only a beerhouse, the Live & Let Live got its full license on March 2nd 1960.

Although a closure date of 1990 has been quoted for the pub, it was certainly still open in 1998 when Great Finborough resident John Peel presented Radio Four's Down Your Way from Combs, as he interviewed the then landlady, Pat Cobbold, in the pub. Though as she was about to retire after running it for 37 years, it may be that it closed on her retirement. It was John's favourite pub.

Now residential, it's shown here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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