Monday 18 January 2016 8.27pm
In the 1960's, the pub had a large car park fronting on to the NKR and Falmouth Road
. At one corner, opposite The Crossways Mission (don't know if the church or mission is still there), was a "Jellied Eel Stall".
Opening during the evenings, the owner would lay out small saucers of assorted shell fish, welks,shrimps, eels and so on. There was a very large deep enamel bowl containing the jelly and cold eels. He would dish up a portion of the eels from the bowl, and you could help yourself to a side dish of freshly cut portions of dry white bread.
It became a meeting point for passers by, drinkers from The County Terrace and locals. I seem to remember there being some coloured light bulbs either above the stall or maybe on a line overhead.
Behind the pub, was an impsosing building, which was the Welsh Prebyterian Chapel, which became the Brotherhood Of The Cross and Star.