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Turk's Head - Wapping - 2 Turks Head - Wapping

Plaque: Turk's Head - Wapping - 2

Inscription

Welcome to the Turk's Head
This former public house has a special history. During World War II it was run by its eccentric landlady, Mog Murphy, and stayed open all hours for service personnel seeking news of their loved ones.

After a vigorous campaign in the 1980s led by Maureen Davies and the wild women of Wapping, the Turk's Head Company, a charity they set up to improve local life, bought the derelict building from the Council and restored it.

The income from the rents of the cafe and studios above pays for charitable activities.

{The round plaque above reads:}
The Turk's Head - the heart of Wapping

Site: Turks Head - Wapping (2 memorials)

E1, Green Bank / Tench Street, 1 / 20

The large plaque about the recent history of the building is on the wall beside the car. The other is on the corner nearest the camera, at first floor level.

Between about 1803 and 1956 this building was just a stone's throw from part of the London Docks, Wapping Basin (now the John Orwell Sports Centre) which must have made it much busier than it is today.

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Turk's Head - Wapping - 2

Information Subjects commemorated

71657

Turk's Head - Wapping

This entry discusses two pubs in Wapping, both called the Turk's Head. The T...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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Maureen Davies and the wild women of Wapping

Ran a vigorous campaign in the 1980s.  Set up the Turk's Head Company, a char...

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Turk's Head Charity

From the Picture source website: "The Turk’s Head was bought from the Council...

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Mog Murphy

Eccentric landlady of the Turk's Head Wapping during WW2 - stayed open all ho...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Turk's Head - Wapping - 2

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Turk's Head - Wapping - 1

We'd guess that the first stone was created and erected in 1766 when the buil...

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