Arsonists put end to Rising Sun

A second arson attack on the disused public house may finally condemn the pub to demolition.

August 2004, 25 firefighters fought to quell a deliberate fire that gutted the 200 year-old site. Now another attack has seriously damaged the structure, most likely putting end to any plans for it to reopen.

Once again it was discovered that the basement was to source of the blaze, after six fire engines were called in on the afternoon of Monday 14 February.

Property developers Exedra Architects who own the plot, hoped to use the land for residential development but their application was refused last November.

Police Officer PC Ren Maan on 020 8541 1212 will take calls regarding the fire.

Read more in The Kingston Guardian...


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