Tyne and Wear HER(15628): Kenton, Ponteland Road, Kenton Bar (Crofters' Lodge) - Details
Title of image: The Crofters Lodge, Kenton Lane, Kenton
Additional info: Print colour
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Pictures Collection
Accession number: NCL 061626
Provider: Newcastle City Library
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Kenton, Ponteland Road, Kenton Bar (Crofters' Lodge)
Took its name from the turnpike bar (HER 4017, 3987) at the junction of Ponteland Road and the road into Kenton. During the Second World War some of the personnel from the Air Raid Precautions Sub-depot B6(b) were housed in the pub. In 1988 Vaux refurbished the pub and renamed it the Crofters' Lodge. After local protests at the loss of the old name, the words 'at Kenton Bar' were added to the new signs.
Brian Bennison, 1996, Heavy Nights - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Volume Two - The North and East, p 10-11