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Prince Of Wales, 2 Folly Wall, [Isle of Dogs] Blackwall, Poplar E14

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Listed as Folly Wall, Stewart Street by 1915. This pub was destroyed by enemy bombing in 1944. **

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

November 1863/George West/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1863/William Olley/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/William Olley/../../../Post Office Directory ****

March 1879/administrator of William Olley, late landlord/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

March 1879/Mary Ann Olley, his widow/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Mary A Olley/Proprietress/24/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Susan E Olley/Sister, Barmaid/20/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

1884/James Kidd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/George Lane/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/John Wright/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Mrs Sarah Jane Lowe/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1900/Mrs Sarah Jane Cridge/../../../Post Office Directory **

1908/Henry Alfred Galliven/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/Alexander Wood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Peter Smyth/../../../Kellys Directory ****

To the best of my knowledge, the pub was bombed out in 1941; my grandparents had it at that time and were immediately offered another pub in Poplar which was also bombed the night after they sent their stuff over there. *

My grandfather died in 1941, having been sent to work in a factory to which he had to cycle every day in all weathers. He caught pneumonia and died within weeks, of pneumococcal septicaemia. Penicillin would have saved him, but it was being kept back for the forces. *

1941/Peter Smyth of the Prince of Wales Public house Foley Wall Millwall Middlesex died 6 August 1941 at Oster House Hospital St Albans Hertfordshire Administration Llandudno 8 November to Eleanor Agnes Smyth widow. Effects 895 14s/Will

1944/Peter Smyth/../../../Post Office Directory ****


* Provided By Philip Carpenter

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

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