The public house was under the licensee William Reginald
Ladds from 1920s till mid to late 30s, my grandparents. My father
and his 4 brothers and one sister were born there. I remember
as a child been taken to see it when it was demolished and we
for many years had in mums garden one of the keystones from above
And Mary has told me:
My Mother and Father and I ran the Cross Keys until
it was demolished. Their names were Agnes and Bill Snell with
Daughter Eileen.. I have photos of the inside of the pub.
We all lived there as a family including my two Sons, my father
had both legs amputated and therefore his main job was the book-keeping
while my mother and I did all the cellar work ordering stocking
up and serving etc....
The day we closed, we had a lock in for all the regulars, and
told them to take any momentos they wanted, they cleared the whole
place even bricks from the fireplace.