the board

In a report of an auction of the lease of The Board dated 1896, it states that it has been in the hands of the present tenant, Joseph Lawrence, for the last twenty-eight years, and he has done a large, respectable, and lucrative trade. 

Joseph Lawrence’s son, Edward, was charged with murder when his mistress, Ruth Hadley, was found shot at 2, George Street. Other accounts seem to place the site of the murder in the pub, but it appears from our research that this was not the case.