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Kings Arms, Meir
Nov 2007

a pub has stood on this site from at least the early 19th century -
the present Kings Arms was rebuilt in 1935 by Horace Pool to the design of John S. Redman

After the pub was sold and closed an attempt to have the building listed failed in May 2008

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The end of an era?

There is no single reason for the decline of the local pub, there are many contributory factors: loss and erosion of the communities that underpin the trade of the local; decline of industry and the spread of unemployment; greedy breweries and pub company landlords screwing their tenants to the point where they cannot make a living and move on; the rise of the ‘pub chain’