The General Havelock then|
(picture from SWOP website)
The General Havelock today
General Havelock won fame and fortune through his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He married into a Baptist missionary family and
distributed the bible amongst his troops. He died in the siege of Lucknow from dysentry. It is not clear why the pub is named after him.
There were a good number of pubs and coaching inns in this area because the London Road, Kingsmead and Boundary Road were popular routes for mill workers and travellers.
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