The Hanne Arms
|The Hanne Arms
|the Hanne Arms
Pegton [88, 59]
A mean, low-ceilinged and dimly lit joint with an oddly Old West frontage, the Hanne was less a pub than a fight with drinks.
The name Hanne comes from the publican who opened the present structure (describing it as a 'building' is setting the bar too high, so to speak) in 1834; a convicted brawler, he nonetheless knew how to store beer - not that the rough clientele were in much of a state to appreciate his talents after a few rounds had been downed. Hanne was also the originator of the pub's famous 24/7/365 policy, whereby the pub's doors were constantly kept open for business for a record 170 years. Nowadays, patrons often struggle to keep the doors shut against unwelcome visitors.
The never-ending round of fisticuffs, mauling and '10-second Fight Clubs' spilling into the street resulted in the pub being threatened with closure by the authorities on numerous occasions, but the need for nor'easterners to have a place to let off steam was widely recognised, and no doubt the landlords were ensuring a steady flow not only of booze to the slum-dwellers but of bribes to the Federal Council.
When the Pegton Wall was built, the Hanne was on the 'wrong' side (as were Pegton's only other pubs, the The Norvell Arms and The Argile Arms) - just one of the factors that eventually resulted in the Wall being torn down by thirsty protestors.
For Future Help, recording a date to the building status is recommended.
10 July, 2007: Unknown at this time. --Bono Landy 17:28, 10 July 2007 (BST)
8 July, 2008: The barricades are at quite strongly barricaded.--Dingus3 01:54, 9 July 2008 (BST)
10 November, 2009: The barricades are at heavily barricaded.--jamspadgers 20:28, 10 Nov 2009 (BST)