Category: Mile end

The siege of Sidney street, Mile end E1 and publicans

I have been researching Sidney street in Mile end today. I received a couple of rather excellent photographs of the 1911 siege of Sidney street when some Latvian anarchists were held siege for seven hours. It is a brilliant way of researching an area, having a story to tell.

What I also like to add to the story is something about the families of the time, in my case the licensees of the Sidney Arms, a beer house at 131 Sidney street; and also the Rising Sun at 131 Sidney street. Both of these buildings were probably demolished in world war two from incendary devices, bombs, doodlebugs etc. In fact they had both stopped trading by this time, and no pubs existed in Sidney street, but this is incidental. I looked at the area on google maps a moment ago, and nearly the entire street has now been rebuilt with modern architecture.

More of interest to me was the licensee Phillip Goldapple who was listed in the 1911 census at the Rising Sun. He was only there for another five years before moving on to the Fountain in Jamaica street; and  it was not until you start researching a particular surname do you find the story of the family for at least the next fifty years in the East end licensing trade. I am almost certainly missing many of the other family members who also had pubs, but the Knave of Clubs , in Bethnal green road, was in the family from at least 1934 to 1964, probably longer.

That’s it really. And there’s lots more detail on the site/s. Another interest I discovered was whilst researching some of the incendiary devices (bombs) dropped on London and this will be another story to tell. There is lots of useful detail online and available to view at London museums and the London Metropolitan archive.

Bulls Head, 103 Hanbury street to 1940

I have been looking for a street to research, just a small street. The Bulls Head is in Hanbury street until about 1941; at number 103.

We already know quite a lot about the Bulls Head. It is in the parish of Mile end, and open by 1832 with an address of 13 Well street.

We know that it is at 25 Preston Street by 1864 and 13 Well Street in 1862 & earlier through road renaming. In the 1841 census, Abraham Buckey is the licensee and until about 1848. The address in the 1845 electoral register is 11 Well street. Prior to this is William Andrews in 1836 and H Turner in 1832.

By 1848, Henry Fox is the licensee until his death in 1859. His wife Mary Ann marries Edward Cooke and they continue on and she passes the license to Edward Cooke in September 1860 until at least 1866.

By 1869 a Thomas Badkin is the licensee until at least 1874. Arthur Tushaw is the next licensee in the 1881 census and from about 1876 until about 1886.

The address changes through this period to its latter address of 103 Hanbury street.

From about 1891 to 1898, an Henrich Scheerer is licensee, and then a number of licensees spend a year or two. In 1908 Henry John Aillud is the licensee until an early death in 1911 leaving a widow and young family. His widow marries George Collinson and they run the pub for another ten years.

Lastly are Solomon Hamberger, Solomon De Woolff and Herbert Basco from about 1934 until the pubs closure around 1941. There are still properties at this address in the modern google maps, but they are not dating back to the 1830s and could be modern buildings, the rest of the area has been heavily rebuilt, probably after World War Two.

Web sites versus blogs

I have sadly  become accustomed to a newly formed blog having as much significance as a site which has been around for some years. This is just a test in the first instance.

I have added links to two pages of the site, the pubs in Mile end, and those in Spitalfields.

Lets see how they get on in the search engines.

Kevan

Mile end pubs on my pub history site

Public Houses, Inns & Taverns of Mile End

A1, 46 Duckett Street, Mile End
Admiral Denham, 47 St Thomas Road, Mile End E3
Albert Arms, 239 / 66 Bancroft Road, Mile End
Albert Arms, 6 Railway Place, Cambridge Road north, Mile End
Albion, 19 Albion Street, Mile End
Albion, 43 Duckett Street, Mile End
Albion, 41 Grove road, Mile End E3
Albion / Rose & Punchbowl, 7 Redmans Road, Stepney, E1
Albion, 25 St Pauls Way, Mile End E3
Alfreds Head Tavern, 49 Gold Street, Mile End E1
Alfreds Head, 67 Shandy Street / 33 Alfred Street, Mile End E1
Alma, 41 Spelman Street, Mile End E1
Anchor, 7 Turner Street, Mile End E1
Anchor & Crown, 28 High Street, Mile End E1
Anchor & Hope, 90 Duckett Street, Mile End E1
Anchor & Hope, 8 Jamaica Street, Mile End E1
Anchor and Hope, 68 Myrdle Street, Mile End
Anchor and Hope, 97 Redmans Road, Mile End
Angel & Trumpet, 2 Stepney High Street, E1
Artichoke, 143 Jubilee Street, Mile End
Bakers Arms, 13 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
11 Baker Street, Mile End E1
Bancroft Arms, 410 Mile End Road, Mile End
Bancroft Arms, 1 Moody Street, Mile End E1
Bank of Friendship Tavern, 22 Harford Street, Mile End
Barley Mow, 59 Vallance Road (Bakers Row), Mile End
Barley Mow, 60 West Street, Mile End E2
Beaumont Arms, 52 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Bedford Arms, 22 Bedford Street, Mile End
Beehive, 46 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
Bee Hive, 3 Maplin Street, Mile End
Bell, 10 Garden Street, Mile End
Bell, 40 Brick Lane, Mile End
(Old) Bell & Mackerel, 333 Mile End Road, Mile End
Ben Jonson, 83 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Black Boy, 169 Mile End Road, Mile End E1
Black Horse, 168 Mile End Road, Mile End
Blue Anchor, 225 Mile End Road, Mile End
Bricklayers Arms, 71 Redman’s Road, Stepney, E1
Bricklayers Arms, 20 Gloucester Street / 34 Settles Street, Mile End
1 Bridge Street, Mile End
123 Bridge Street, Mile End
143 Bridge Street, Mile End
Britannia, 185 Bow Common Lane, Mile End  E3
Britannia, 209 Globe Road, Mile End
Britannia, 254 Mile End Road, Mile End
Britannia, 33 Ocean Street, Mile End
Britannia,106 St Anns Road, Mile End
British Queen, 51 Globe Road, Mile End
British Queen, 31 White Horse Lane, Mile End
4 Bromehead Street, Mile End
Bulls Head, 31 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Bulls head, 103 Hanbury Street / 25 Preston Street, Mile End
123 Burdett Road, Mile End E3
Cannings Head, 63 Sidney Street, Commercial road, Mile End
Carlton Arms, 238 Devonshire Street [238 bancroft Road], Bow, Mile End
Catherine Wheel, 50 St Peters Road, Mile End
Champion, 61 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Charrington Brewery, Mile End Road, Mile End
City of Canterbury, 113 Hanbury Street / 37 Preston Street, Mile End
Clare Hall, 269 Stepney Way, Oxford Street, Stepney
Clyde, 187 Commercial Road, Mile End
Coach & Horses, 380 Mile End Road, Stepney
Coalmeters Arms, 62 Heath Street, Stepney
Cock a Hoop, 158 Hanbury Street / 85 Church Street, Mile End
Comfort Arms Tavern, 51 Bridge Street, Mile End E1
121 Commercial Road, Mile End
380 Commercial Road, Mile End
414 Commercial Road, Mile End
Coopers Arms, 229 Oxford Street, Mile End E1
Coopers Arms, 13 Sidney Street, Mile End
Cornucopia / Horn of Plenty, 588 Mile End Road, Mile End E3
Cornwall Arms, 161 Braintree Street / 161 West Street, Mile End
Cottons Arms, 92 St Pauls Way, Mile End
19 Coutts Road, Bow Common, Mile End E3
41 Coutts Road, Mile End E3
27 Crombies Row, Commercial Road East, Mile End
Crown, 57 Alderney Street, Mile End
Crown, 74 Mile End Road, Mile End
Crown, 81 Braintree street / 81 West Street, Mile End E2
Crown & Anchor, 113 Buxton Street / 10-12 Luke Street, Mile End
Crown & Anchor, 49 Nelson Street, Commercial Road, Mile End
Crown & Dolphin, 10 Stepney High Street, Mile End E1
Crown & Leek, 6 Deal Street, Mile End E1
Crown & Sceptre, 94 Sceptre Street, Mile End
Crown & Sceptre, 13 South Grove, Mile End
Crystal Tavern, 25 Burdett Road, Mile End
Dame Colet Cottage, 10 Duckett Street, Mile End
Devonshire Arms, 49 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
28 & 30 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
34 Devonshire Street, Mile End
Dolphin, 69 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Drivers Arms, 1 Lawton Road, Mile End
112 Duckett Street, Mile End
Duke of Clarence, 71 Commercial Road East, Mile End
Duke of Gloucester, 81 New Road, Mile End
Duke of Norfolk, 30 Norfolk Street, Mile End
Duke of York, 129 Antill Road, Mile End
Dukes Motto, 161 Jubilee Street, Mile End
Duke of York, 44 Myrdle Street, Mile End E1
Dyers Arms, 15 & 17 Cleveland Street, Mile End E1
Eagle Tavern, 95 Mile End Road, Mile End
Earl Grey, 44 Mile End Road, Mile End
Earl Grey Castle, 1 Luke Street, Mile End
Earl Grey’s Castle, 71 Vallance Road, London, E1
Earl of Essex, 27 James Street, Mile End
Earl of Warwick, 214 Whitechapel Road, Mile End
Earl St. Vincent, 41 Philpot Street, Mile End
Earl Zetland, 137 Burdett Road, Mile End E3
Edinburgh Castle, Rhodeswell Road, E14
Enterprise, 67 & 69 Chicksand Street / 1 Halifax Street, Mile End
86 Ernest Street, Mile End E1
Exmouth Arms / Hollands, 9 Exmouth Street, Mile End
Foresters Arms, 87 & 89 Myrdle Street, Mile End
Foresters, 19 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
Fountain, 86 Jamaica Street, Mile End
Fountain, 436 Mile end Road, Mile End
Fox, 20 Braintree Street  / 20 West Street, Mile End
Fox & Yorkshire Gray, 38 Mile End Road, Mile End
Free Trader beer shop, 44 Jubilee place, Commercial road , Mile End
Garibaldi, 29 Bale Street, Mile End
Garibaldi, 59 Turner Street, Mile End
The George, 58 Pelham Street, Mile End
George IV, 40 West Street, Mile End
Gladstone, 145 Globe Road, Mile End
Gloster Arms, 93 Commercial Road, Mile End
Golden Eagle, 56 Cleveland Way /  56 Cleveland Street, Mile End E1
54 Gold Street, Mile End E1
Grafton Arms, 9 Alderney Road, Mile End
Grape Vine, 506 Mile End Road, Mile End
Grape Vine, 66 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Grass Hopper, 72 Vallance Road / 72 Bakers Row / 15 Charles Street, Mile End
Greenland Fishery, 61 Redmans Road, Mile End E1
Grosvenor Arms, 33 Grosvenor Street, Stepney, Mile End
Gunmakers Arms, 51 Canal Road, Mile End
Halifax Arms, 17 Hawkins Street, Mile End
Hay Field Tavern, 158 Mile End Road
22 Heath Street, Mile End E1
Hermit, 56 Bedford Street, Commercial Road, Mile End
Honest Lawyer, 66 Oxford Street, Mile End
Hop Pole,  32 Finch Street / 1 Hope Street, Mile End [MENT], East London
Horn of Plenty, 36 Globe Road, Mile End
Horn of Plenty, 73 Underwood Street, Mile End
Jacobs Well, 127 Hanbury Street, Mile End
4 Johnson Street, Mile End
Jolly Sailor, 272 Oxford Street, Mile End
Jolly Sailor, 52 West Street, Mile End
19 Jubilee Street, Mile End
86 Jubilee Street, Mile End
87 Jubilee Street, Mile End
Kings Arms, 214 Jubilee Street, Mile End
King Albert, / Prince of Prussia, 126 Harford Street, Mile End
18 King John Street, Mile End
1 King Edward Street, Mile End
19 King Edward Street, Mile End
(Old) King Harry, 279 Mile End Road, Mile End
King John, 110 Mile End Road, Mile End
Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road, Mile End
King of Sardinia, 391 Mile End Road, Mile End
1 Langley Place, Commercial Road east, Mile End
21 Langley Place, Commercial Road east, Mile End
Leigh Hoy, 163 Hanbury Street / 26 Church Street, Mile End
Lion, 83 Carlton Road, Mile End E1
Lion Arms, 18 Holford Street, Mile End
Lion & Lamb, 45 Skidmore Street, Mile End
Locomotive, 45 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Lord Collingwood, 40 Chicksand Street, Mile End
Lord Liverpool, 78 Clark Street, Mile End
Lord Nelson, 163 Globe Road, Mile End E2
Lord Raglan, 19 St Anns Road, Mile End
Lord Tredegar, 49 – 50 Lichfield Road, Mile End
Lucas Arms, 348 Commercial Road, Mile End E1
10 Lucas Street, Mile End
Maid & Magpie, 237 & 239 Oxford Street, Mile End E1
Maltsters Arms, 52 New Road, Mile End
Marquis of Lorne, 81 Bancroft Road, Mile End E1
Masons Arms, 121 – 123 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Mechanics Arms, 3 Hardinge Street, Mile End
Mercers Arms, 116 Jubilee Street, Mile End E1
Middleton Arms, 114 St Anns Road, Mile End
119 Mile End Road, Mile End
284 Mile End Road, Mile End
King of Sardinia, 391 Mile End Road, Mile End
464 Mile End Road, Mile End
592 Mile End Road, Mile End
Mitre, 5 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, Mile End
Morpeth Castle, 109 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Mossford Arms, 28 Mossford Street, Mile End E3
Mulberry Tree, 133 Stepney Green, Mile End E5
Mulberry Tree, 1 Mulberry Street, Mile End
Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
New Globe, 359 Mile End Road, Mile End E3
North Briton, 83 Bedford Street, Mile End
Old Globe, 191 Mile End Road, Mile End
Old House at Home, 1 Railway Place, Mile End E2
Old Red Lion, 22 Buxton Street, Mile End E1
Old Ship, 38 Stepney High Street, Mile End E1
Old Three Mackerel, 329 Mile End Road, Mile End
Old York Castle, 2 Clark Street, Mile End
106 Oxford Street, Mile End
174 Oxford Street, Mile End
198 Oxford Street, Mile End
332 Oxford Street, Mile End
The Oxford, 286 Oxford Street, Mile End
Peacock, 145 – 147 Aylward Street [formerly 145 Charles Street], Stepney E1
Pelican, 33 Clive Street, Mile End
Pemberton Arms, 99 Clinton Road, Mile End
31 Philpot Street, Mile End
Plough Inn, 606 Mile End Road, Mile End
Plough, 41 Sidney Street, Mile End
Romford Arms / Pride of Spitalfields, 3 Heneage Street, Spitalfields
Prince Albert, 83 Clark Street, Mile End
Prince Albert, 6 Lincoln Street, Mile End
Prince Arthur, 25 Calverley Street, Mile End
Prince Arthur, 150 Turners Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 137 Solebay Street /  137 Bridge Street, Mile End E3
Prince of Wales, 24 Arbour Street east, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 66 Buxton Street, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 74 Church lane, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 108 Duckett Street / 14 Waley street E1
Prince of Wales, 124 Globe Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 102 Grantley Street / 102 Grafton Street, Mile End
Prince of Prussia / Prince of Wales, 2 Grove Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 37 Wickford Street / 37 King Street, Doveton Street, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 49 New Road, Mile End
Prince of Wales, 26 St Thomas Road, Mile End
Prince Regent, 105 Globe Road, Mile End
Princess of Wales, 17 Copley Street, Mile End E1
Princess Royal, 33 Sidney Square, Mile End
Queen Adelaide, 27 King Edward Street, Mile End
Queens Arms, 202 Mile End Road, Mile End
Queens Head, 57 Greatorex Street /  57 Great Garden Street / 21 High Street, Mile End
Queen Victoria, 96 Exmouth Street, Mile End
Queen Victoria, 151 Globe Road, Mile End E2
Railway Hotel, 30 Grove Road, Mile End
Railway Tavern, 131 Globe Road, Mile End
(Old) Red Cow, 67 Mile End Road, Mile End
Red Lion, 228 Devonshire Street, Mile End E1
Red Lion, 34 Spicer Street, Mile End
Regent Tavern, 79 Coutts Road, Mile End E3
2 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
19 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
25 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End
Rising Sun, 1 Alma Road, Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Rising Sun, 248 Globe Road, Mile End
Rising Sun, 87 Sidney Street, Commercial Road east
Ropemakers Arms, 135 Ernest Street, Mile End
Rose & Crown, 21 Bridge Street, Mile End
Rose & Crown, 37 Buxton Street / 48 Spicer Street, Mile End E1
Rose & Crown, 51 Charles Street, Mile End
Rose & Crown, 65 Globe Road, Mile End
Rose & Punchbowl / Albion, 7 Redmans Road, Stepney, E1
Rose of Denmark, 36 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Royal Duchess, 551 – 553 [now 543] Commercial Road, Mile End
Royal George, 110 Vallance Road, Mile End
Royal Hotel, 560a Mile End Road, Mile End
Royal Oak, 75 Charles Street, Mile End
Royal Oak, 18 Plumbers Row, Mile End
Royal Oak, 108 Stepney Green, Mile End
Royal Standard , 62 Maplin Street, Mile End
Royal Standard, 28 Plumbers Row, Mile End
Rumbold House, 114 Redmans Road, Mile End
44 Russell Street, Mile End
Safe Harbour, 7 West Arbour Street East, Mile End
2 St Anns Road, Mile End E3
62 St Anns Road, Mile End E3
2 St Dunstans Road, Bow Common, Mile End E3
St Dunstans Arms, 48 St Dunstans Road, Bow Common, Mile End E3
Salisbury Arms, 111 Burdett Road, Mile End
Shakespeares Head, 182 Jubilee Street, Mile End E1
Ship, 140 Hanbury Street / 58 Preston Street / 37 Well Street, Mile End
Ship, 21 Charles Street, Mile End
Ship, 10 Hunt Street, Mile End
Ship, 64 Stepney Green, Mile End
Sidney Arms, 90 Charles Street, Mile End
Sidney Arms, 131 Sidney Street, Mile End
Sir George Osbornes Head, 131 Old Montague Street / 28 Princes Street, Mile End
Somerset Arms, 20 New Road, Mile End
Sovereign, 2 Mile End Road, Mile End E1
Star, 116 Heath Street, Stepney
Star & Garter,41 Arbour Square, Mile End
171 Stepney Green, Mile End E1
Sugar Loaf, 187 Hanbury Street, Mile End
Telegraph, 19 Hawkins Street, Mile End
Three Compasses, 1 Brick Lane, Mile End
Three Compasses, 44 Raven Row, Mile End
Three Cranes, 45 Mile End Road, Mile End
Three Crowns, 1 Dunk Street, Mile End
Three Crowns, 237 Mile End Road, Mile End
Tiger, 14 Longnor Road, Mile End E1
Two Brewers, 1 Brick Lane, Mile End [New Town]
Two Brewers, 35 Globe Road, Mile End
Two Brewers, 7 Skidmore Street, Mile End
Two brewers, 11 Spital Street, Mile End
Union Flag, 8 Union Street, Mile End
40 Union Street, Mile End
Velocipede, 80 Coutts Road, Mile End E3
Victoria, 110 Grove Road, Mile End
Victoria Hotel, 171 Burdett Road, Mile End
Victory, 144 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
Victory, 39 Cadiz Street, Mile End
Victory, 272 Devonshire Street, Mile End
Vine Tavern, 31 Mile End Road, Mile End E1
Weavers Arms, 68 Pelham Street, Mile End
Wentworth Arms, 54 Brantbridge Street / 127 Eric Street, Mile End E3
White Hart, 10 Greenfield Street, Mile End
White Hart, 47 (Great) Turner Street, Mile End
White Hart, 1 Mile End Road, Mile End
White Horse, 106 Burdett Road, Mile End
White Horse, 12 Buxton Street / 40 Spicer Street, Mile End E1
White Horse, 150 Mile End Road, Mile End
White Horse Tavern, 94 White Horse Lane, Mile End
74 White Horse Lane, Mile End
Whitesmiths Arms, 47 Chicksand Street, Mile End
White Swan, 229 Mile End Road, Mile End
9 Wilson Street, 183 Bow Common Lane, Mile End
Windsor Castle, 265 Mile End Road, Mile End
Woolpack, 9 James Street, Mile End
Worlds End, 47 Ben Jonson Road, Mile End
York Minster, 44 Philpot Street, Mile End

Mile end road pub history at its best, I am very proud of these two pages

It has been a long time coming. If I knew now what I never knew then, it would have been a lot easier. Over the years I have built up a swathe of directories from various sources, some borrowed, some purchased, some freely available online, others via online purchasable subscriptions. As years roll on, more directories have become available.

Now, in 2018, as I transcribe the London 1832 street directory, and also disembowel my copy of the Robsons 1842 street directory into megabyte sized images, I give you the pubs of Mile End road that were trading in 1832, two years before slavery was finally abolished. That is over “One hundred and eighty” years ago.

A number of people have helped me build this site, often with a much clearer idea of what they were talking about! I think these mappings over time just add to the fantastic contributions they have made.

Mile end road north & Mile end road South complete this story for now.

I add a picture of my “young” grandmother – Ethel Littlechild, at the top of this blog, a picture I found hiding behind a large photograph of my grandfather. She always inspired me, and this is for her.

Kevan