Greed destroys what Nazis couldn’t.
PETER FROST surveys the ruins of what was once a popular local London pub illegally demolished in a greedy scramble for profit.
THE Carlton Tavern was a typical historic London local pub. It was the only building in its street to survive the Blitz.
What this friendly pub couldn’t survive is the rocketing housing prices in London and the illegal vandalism that property developers think they can get away with in the greedy hunt for profits.
Just two weeks ago that vandalism was demonstrated when a gang of demolition experts arrived at the pub and razed it to the ground.
They gave no notice to staff or customers but simply closed the pub — claiming for stock-taking. They turned off the big-screen TV, ignored the stocks of drinks behind the bar and pulled the pub down.
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