High Street, Erith, 1920

High Street, Erith, 1920

Hudson's Coal and Coke merchants, which was eventually demolished to make way for the police station, is on the left.

The (by now empty) sign for the Yacht public house can be seen on the river side of the High Street with the pub itself opposite.

The Yacht public house today is in Bexleyheath having taken the licence from the pub in Erith which was due to be demolished in the mid-1930s as part of a road widening scheme in the town centre. This explains the name of this 'beached vessel' far from water!

See historic maps of Erith