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Re: Green Tree Inn mystery
Barry. I agree with your review of the pub name. The Ship was located directly opposite the Zinc Oxide works - formerly a paper manufacturing factory called Tawney's. There was another pub next door to the ship know as "Ralphy's". I new of these two pubs as my father worked at the Zinc Oxide company and as was the custom in those days, I took my dad's "bait" to him when for whatever reason, he had been unable to take it with him. My father's brother and his wife, my aunt Mary lived at Felling Shore with their children. I knew the place reasonably well but don't remember the Green Man pub in the village. The co-op was still there as was a ships chandler.
Facing the river outside the Ship Inn, turning left, the road became a path which took you high above the river and past Miss Easton's Mansion. The path is still there and at its crest, face left again and there was this great house. Sadly it was demolished in the 1950s. Nothing remains above ground and the area is now covered in scrub. The path drops down to where, until recently, The popular Elephant on The Tyne Hotel and Restaurant stood.
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