Fred Turnell was the landlord in the 1940s, being followed by Jeff Tite in 1953.
The Baptist Chapel is below the pub; and beyond that (before Saul) used to be a haberdashery (Mrs Burrows); then for a short while a fish & chip shop. The house on the east corner of Yew Tree Lane was a bakery and grocer's shop, until the 1920s, run by Thomas Turner and his wife Agnes.
Owned by Samuel Pearson from around 1840 - 1889, with James Pearson the landlord from 1861 - 1881. In 1889, the business was taken over by T Manning & Co. Ltd (with Levi Richardson running it in 1891), who later in 1907 bought the property from the Wetherall family as mortgagees of Robert Tomblin. Henry Catchlove (wife Sarah Catchlove) was the landlord in 1901, Mrs George Knighthall in 1910. Then it was a Manning pub before Phipps acquired the business of Manning in 1939. Ernie Bryant was the landlord in the war years until 1947, then Lillian Gammage until it was closed in 1960.
Early 1950s - Outing to Wannock Gardens, Polegate, Sussex
Back row: Sid Smith (Win's husband), Win Smith (Mr Dunkley's sister), Jenny Dunkley, Mrs Mary Branson (Bert's wife), Bert Branson, George Dunkley, Florence Favell, Carrie Hart, Harriet Cattell, Brian Smith (son of Sid & Win), Brian Sargeant
Next row: Bob Balderson, Betty Furnell, Margaret Branson, Ann Horne (Mrs Collins), Margaret Leeson, Bard Leeson, Albert Horne, Mary Buckby (Novak), Dorothy Manning (nee Bott), Tom Horne
Next: Doris Phillips, Edith Tarrant, Mary Tarrant, Margaret Adams, Mrs Lizzie Adams, Isabel Hider, Nora Wykes, Kate Buckby, Kate Horne
Front row: Gladys Balderson, Polly Hayter, Winifred Horne, Lillian Wykes, Richard Henry Horne Buckby, Phoebe Buckby, Doll Phillips, Bert Phillips with John Phillips, Ivy Novak, Margaret Phillips
Yew Tree Lane showing, on the right, No 11 This was once a public house called 'Live and Let Live' run by William Berridge in 1861. Then its name was changed to the Brickmakers Arms, run by Samuel Blundell in 1871 (later the Blundell family set up the Spratton brickworks in the early 1880s). In 1880 it was renamed the Rose & Crown (the landlord in 1881 was Daniel Hammond) and was owned by Hipwells of Olney until 1900 when they sold it to Phipps. When Daniel Hammond died in 1894, his widow Mary Hammond took over the licence. The pub was closed in 1922, and the property was bought by Harry Hammond in 1925 and let to Arthur Copson, who was a poulterer. In 1935 the use reverted to the Hammonds, who ran it as a dairy in conjunction with their farm.