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Sort file:- Beckenham, July, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 19 July, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 2013-

(Name from)

Zizzi

Open 2016+

157 High Street

Beckenham

020 86582050

Three Tuns 2013

Above photo May 2013. Photo by Andy Hebden.

Three Tuns

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.

Zizzi tributes 2016

Above photo 2016, showing the tributes to David Bowey.

 

Now classed as an Italian Restaurant. The pub was previously called the "Rat and Parrot" for a few years but originally the "Three Tuns" but I do not know when the name changed.

 

From the https://www.metro.news 16 August, 2019.

Locals blast David Bowie tribute outside venue where he became a starman.

Zizzi 2019

Flashpoint: Bowie tribute outside the old "Three Tuns" pub in Beckenham.

ALL is not hunky dory in the south-east London suburb where David Bowie performed before becoming a starman.

A colourful tribute to the Ziggy Stardust singer outside the pub where he launched his career has been slammed by locals on Facebook.

They say it looks like ‘graffiti’, could be ‘mistaken for a hole by people with dementia’ and is ‘a waste of good paint’.

One poster, Marie Dye, wrote: ‘A rubbish tribute to a great artist.’

David Bowie

The iconic flash — from 1973 album Aladdin Sane (above) — was built into the pavement outside the former "Three Tuns" pub which is now a "Zizzi" Italian restaurant. Bowie — who died aged 69 in 2016 — set up the Beckenham Arts Lab there in May 1969.

The street art was installed as part of a 4.4million improvement scheme for Beckenham high street funded by Bromley Council and Transport for London. Councillor Peter Morgan said it was installed ‘to recognise the role Beckenham had in the early part of David Bowie’s career’.

But disgruntled residents may yet press for ch-ch-changes.

 

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