The George Pub in Broxbourne
A jar of arrowroot biscuits on the bar
A memory by Max Barrington
When I was a small child in the 50’s my parents would bring my brother and I to visit a pub called The George in Broxbourne It was on the left hand side of main road coming away from Hoddesdon. It was run by a couple whom we only knew as Uncle George Heggie/ Heggy and his wife Aunty Seel. I have no idea what her name could have been – perhaps Pricilla or Sybil? I am not sure if they were even married.
A jar of arrowroot
My brother remembers them having a barrel of beer on the bar and filling customer’s glasses using an enamel jug. There was always a jar of arrowroot biscuits on the bar too. They also had a mynah bird who swore constantly. I remember them living in St Catherine’s Road which was not far from the pub. I would love to know more about them. I don’t think we were related as I can find no trace of them in my family history.