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jolly miller 80s
The Jolly Miller in the 1980s

The Jolly Miller Inn was located at no. 35 Leadworks Lane, next to the City Road canal bridge which still survives. The site is now occupied by a block of apartments (see below). Its licencee in 1942 was Mrs E A Haswell. Bob Evans had it in the 1980s. He later moved to the Railway Inn on Brook Street, which itself closed in 2015. He may be seen standing in the doorway in this photograph, taken from the City Road Bridge (thanks to Carl Evans for this)..

jolly miller from above 1980s

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These two photographs show the Jolly Miller boarded up, just before it was demolished in 1997

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jolly miller
Here we see the Jolly Miller in a view of the rebuilding of the 1865 City Road Bridge.

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The Jolly Miller as seen from the City Road bridge. Below: as the same scene looks today.
The modern apartment block on the site was obviously designed to bear some slight resemblance to the old pub.

jolly miller site today

jolly miller site today

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