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Joiners Arms, 118 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green pub history index

A gay pub/club since May 1997. Closed 15th January 2015 to be demolished and replaced with flats. ***

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Joiners Arms, 118 Hackney Road - in September 2006

Joiners Arms, 118 Hackney Road - in September 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Joiners Arms, 118 Hackney Road E2 - in May 2011

Joiners Arms, 118 Hackney Road E2 - in May 2011

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1869/Joseph Tinslay/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Joseph Tinslay/Beer Seller/51/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Ellen Tinslay/Wife/40/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/Charles Tinslay/Son, Compositor/17/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Tinslay/Son, Clerk/15/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ellen Tinslay/Daughter/13/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jessie Tinslay/Daughter/11/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Tinslay/Daughter/9/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census

1881/William N Elves/Beer & Wine Retailer/29/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Emme E Elves/Wife/33/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Caroline Clyde/General servant/17/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

1882/William Nehemiah Elves/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Nehemiah Elves/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William N Elves/Beer & Wine Retailer/39/Bethnal Green, London/Census ***
1891/Emma E Elves/Wife/43/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Constance E M Elves/Daughter/7/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Emma Clements/Servant/17/Haggerston, London/Census

1894/William Nehemiah Elves/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1899/William Wicks/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/John Butcher/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Mary Butcher/Beer House Keeper, Widow/53/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1911/May Butcher/Daughter, Blouse Cutter/27/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Thomas Butcher/Son, Barman/21/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1913/George Poole Hawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1921/John T Varney/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1923/Henry James Walker of the Joiners Arms Beerhouse 118 Hackney road Bethnal Green Middlesex died 21 September 1923 at St Bartholomews Hospital Smithfield City of London Administration London 22 October to Annie Walker widow. Effects £3817 2s 8d/Probate *

1929/Mrs Anne Walker/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1934/Frederick Scott/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1944/Frederick Scott/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1983/../Joiners Arms, Watneys/../../Pub Directory

May 1997 - January 2015/David Alexander Pollard/Landlord/../../Post Office Directory ***


* Provided by Neal Ward

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Tris

**** Provided By Kevan


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