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Wortham Tumble Down Dick

also traded as as: Dick

historical era: mid 20th century

Rectory Rd

grid reference TM 091 792

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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.

last updated 12/04/2016

Closure date unknown, but the most recent Eye licensing records we've seen show it open at least to 1967.

The name Tumbledown Dick is believed to refer to Richard Cromwell, son of the Lord Protector. Though it has also been claimed that it refers to a once-popular dance.

Also listed at Ling in 1874-1922

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)


Tumbledown Dick was a nickname for Richard Cromwell, son of Oliver Cromwell. Perhaps there was a connection between him and Wortham?