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Edward the Confessor, known locally as ‘Ted the Grass’, was a busy town centre pub, built when the new town itself was conceived back in the fifties. Like many town centre pubs, it had more than its fair share of rough and tumbles over the years. Men slipping in during, after or instead of work and slipping down a pint or seven.

First it closed at 5pm due to police concerns about the ‘amount of disorder and incidents’. But finally time was called and now, like Ted the Grass himself, it’s been consigned to history. Grassed up... it’s a crime!

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    What a great name!

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    I thought so too when a mate who'd worked in Stevenage had told me about it.

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