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Baker's Arms, 575 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10

By 1906 the Cannon Brewery boards had been removed from the roof - although replicas re-appeared in the 1990s. This pub closed in 2010 and has been converted to a bookmakers. **

Tram Junction, Lea Bridge Road - the Cannon Brewery in 1904

Tram Junction, Lea Bridge Road - the Cannon Brewery in 1904

"There are Baker's Alms houses almost next door to the pub and I would imagine that this is where the pub took it's name from."*

Trams at the Bakers Arms, Leyton - possibly 1904 the day they began

Trams at the Bakers Arms, Leyton - possibly 1904 the day they began

Kindly provided by Colleen

Bakers Arms, 575 Lea Bridge Road - in September 2006

Bakers Arms, 575 Lea Bridge Road - in September 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1868/F Learoyd/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1870/Frederick Learoyd/../../../Kelly's

1871/Frederick Learoyd/../../../Post Office

1872/John Appleby/../../../Essex Records Office – Register of Alehouses **

1874/John Appleby/../../../Kelly's

1876/John Palmer/../../../Essex Records Office – Register of Alehouses **

1872?/Sam Austin Anglis/../../../Essex Records Office – Register of Alehouses **

May 1872/Frederick Leroyde/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

May 1872/John Appleby/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1878/Thomas Leigh/../../../Kelly's

1879/David Niggins or Higgins/../../../Essex Records Office – Register of Alehouses **

1879/Alfred Oliver/../../../Essex Records Office – Register of Alehouses **

1881/Alfred Oliver/Licensed Victualler/60/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Oliver/Son, Barman/25/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Oliver/Daughter, Barmaid/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Julia Oliver/Daughter, Barmaid/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Oliver/Daughter, Barmaid/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Rathbone/Sister, Cook/72/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Robert Winter/Potman/17/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Whiley/Domestic Servant/15/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Alfred Oliver/../../../Kelly's

1886/James Smith/../../../Kelly's

1896/Robert Hassell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1896/Charles Ford/../../../Petty Sessions****

1897/Thomas Tyler / Ostler /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1902/Charles Ford/../../../Kelly's ****

22/8/1903/Alfred Samuel Sims/../../../Petty Sessions ****

06/4/1908/George Henry Ellis/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1908/George Henry Ellis/../../../Kelly's

1912/George Henry Ellis/../../../Kelly's

1917/George Henry Ellis/../../../Kelly's

1919/George Henry Ellis / Licensed Victualler, Deceased / Died 6 April 1919 /../../London Gazette, 26 September 1919 **

26/4/1919/Ernest Carter King & Walter Fred Robert Parks/../../../Petty Sessions ****

27/9/1919/James William Munday/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1922/James William Munday/../../../Kelly's

1925/James William Munday/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by Jenny DeAngelis

** Provided by Stephen Harris

**** Provided by Kevan


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