CAMRA (Campain for Real Ale) last year honoured two
London pubs for historical or cultural
significance Clissold Arms was one of them. We hoped
that the importance of THE CLISSOLD ARMS in the
worlds history of rock and popular music would
be accepted. We don't understand why it is
impossible to make good food in todays surrondings.
The new landlords are not interested in keeping the
heritage of the pub alive, but why can they decide
that? There has to be a UK Department for
Culture, what are they saying. What is the opinion
of the local government? Will they listen to
the Kinks-fans. If the plan is to remove all the
Kinks memorabilia and possibly auction it off in the
future the editors of the WhyKinks website are
this can't be true. Somebody has to stop
make our yearly trip from Norway to
Clissold Arms with a deep respect for British
Culture, British Customs and British Traditions, most
of it is inspired and learned from the two guys that
have their first public performance on Clissold Arms
in 1960. Why can't the authorities and local
business join the Kinks fans in making Clissold Arms
remain the visible milestone of one of
Brittans great gifts to humanity.
Tell the new
licensee Caroline Jones
Tell The local Government
Tell UK Department for Culture
us a comment and we will bring it to them and our
On the top you will find links to
more information on Clissold Arms:
news - statements - list - history - pictures -
YouTube - map - links - Clissold Arms pages on
We also have made a blogg making it easer to join
and Kai co-eds www.WhyKinks.net
is where I belong!
"Tell me now if
you want me to stay.
It don't matter, 'cause I'd stay here anyway.
For this is where I belong,
This is where I belong"
Written by: Ray Davies