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Great Western Hotel, Station Road, Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire

Reading Pubs History  index  (A - F) - Index 2 (G - Q) - Index 3 (R - Y)

Great Western Hotel, Reading

Great Western Hotel, Reading

Kindly provided by Colin Ager

 Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Reading, Berkshire. The Reading, Berkshire 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.

1844/Richard Monk/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1847/George Bailey/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/George Bailey/Hotel Keeper/47/Brentford, Middlesex/Census ***
1851/Sarah Bailey/Wife/44/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Annie Bailey/Daughter/24/Walton upon Thames, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary Bailey/Daughter/17/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Bailey/Son/9/Crawford, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emily Bailey/Daughter/8/Crawford, Middlesex/Census
1851/Julia Bailey/Daughter/6/Reading, Berks/Census
1851/Sibana Twill/Visitor/30/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lewis Toomes/Visitor/20/Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Louisa Slater/Visitor/16/Heston, Middlesex/Census
1851/James F Webb/Waiter/34/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1851/William Hawes/Waiter/31/Epping, Essex/Census
1851/George Dolton/Boots/25/Speenhamland, Berks/Census
1851/Sarah Toms/Cook/29/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Elizabeth Tyler/Servant, Chambermaid/45/Hunston, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Troud/Servant, Housemaid/20/Maidenhead, Berks/Census
1851/N K/Visitor/about 40/N K/Census

1852/George Bailey/../../../Slaters Directory ***

1854/George Bailey/../../../Billings Directory ***

1856/George Porter/../../../Macaulays Directory ***

1859/George Portridge/../../../Macaulays Directory ***

1863/W Flanagan/../../../Duttons Directory ***

1864/W Flanagan/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1868/William Flanagan/../../../Casseys Directory ***

1870/William Flanagan/../../../Macaulays Directory ***

1875/Flanagan and Son/../../../Smiths Directory ***

1881/William G Flanagan/Hotel Proprietor/37/Abingdon, Berks/Census ***
1881/John S Carmichael/Visitor, Annuitant/26/Edinburgh/Census
1881/Ellen M Carmichael/Visitor, Annuitant/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Gregory/Servant, Barmaid/19/Erleigh, Berks/Census
1881/Jane Flanagan/Sister, Assistant Manageress/42/Abingdon, Berks/Census
1881/Mary Turner/Servant, Domestic Servant/19/Reading, Berks/Census
1881/William Wilder/Servant, Waiter/27/Henley on Thames/Census
1881/Mary A wheeler/Servant, Domestic Servant/21/Nettlebed, Oxon/Census
1881/Julia Keep/Servant, Domestic Servant/19/South Stoke, Oxon/Census
1881/Jane Flockton/Servant, Domestic Servant Cook/41/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Huggins/Servant, Domestic Servant Chambermaid/25/Worcester/Census
1881/George Drummond/Servant, Boots/26/Aldermaston, Berks/Census
1881/Henry Jackson/Servant, Boots/17/Reading, Berks/Census
1881/Walter Green/Servant/17/Reading, Berks/Census
1881/James Davis/Servant, Under Boots/16/Aldermaston, Berks/Census
1881/James Gray/Visitor, Annuitant/56/London, Middlesex/Census

1883/William George Flanagan/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1884/W G Flanagan/../../../Stevens Directory ***

1887/William George Flanagan/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/William G Flanagan/Hotel Proprietor & Vetinary Surgeon/47/Abingdon, Berks/Census ***
1891/Isabella Flanagan/Wife/42/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Norah Flanagan/Daughter/14/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/William G Flanagan/Son/12/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Adda V Flanagan/Daughter/10/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Jane Flanagan/Sister/49/Abingdon, Berks/Census
1891/David Lindsay/Boarder, Land Agent/28/Breconshire, Wales/Census
1891/Henry E Edridge/Boarder, Vicar _/38/Chipping Ongar, Essex/Census
1891/Caroline C Edridge/Boarder/46/Primrose, Sussex/Census
1891/Henry S Chambers/Boarder, Living on own means/77/Adlington House, Hants/Census
1891/Edward Ramsey/Boarder, Living on own means/64/Furmore, Oxon/Census
1891/Henry Payne/Servant, Butler/47/Croughton, Northants/Census
1891/Rose Wadden/Servant, Barmaid/27/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Minnie Badon/Servant, Kitchenmaid/23/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Florence Gough/Servant, Scullerymaid/18/Calne, Wilts/Census
1891/Lucy Wood/Servant, Chambermaid/58/Ladhope, Lancs/Census
1891/Emily Hudkins/Servant, Chambermaid/22/Goring, Oxon/Census
1891/Charles Allsworth/Servant, Pantry Boy/15/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Clara Langer/Servant, Nurse/36/Dresdon, Saxony/Census
1891/Sarah A Angell/Servant, Housemaid/25/Thatcham, Berks/Census
1891/John Hopkins/Servant, Porter/35/Townsey, Oxon/Census
1891/Thomas Wymore/Servant, Assistant Porter/27/Reading, Berks/Census
1891/Walter Wooddridge/Servant, Assistant Waiter/23/Ashfield, Berks/Census
1891/Not Known (Male)/Boarder, Not Known/About 26/Not Known/Census
1891/Not Known (Female)/Boarder, Not Known/About 65/Not Known/Census
1891/Not Known (Female)/Boarder, Not Known/About 55/Not Known/Census

1893/Wm George Flanagan/proprietor/../../Stevens Directory ***

1895/W G Flanagan/../../../Smiths Directory ***

1900/W G Flanagan/../../../Smiths Directory ***

There is no "head" on the 1901 census. William Flanagan, the hotel owner or manager is living at a private residence in Kendrick Road, leaving his sister in charge.
1901/Jane Flanagan/Sister, Managers Assistant/60/Abingdon, Berks/Census ***
1901/Eliza Robinson/Barmaid/35/Croydon, London/Census
1901/Ann Brown/Servant, Chambermaid/53/White Netley, Hants/Census
1901/F M Thomas/Servant, Manageress/48/London/Census
1901/Rose Saunders/Servant, Chambermaid/29/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Henriette Allen/Servant, Scullery Maid/16/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Florence M Allen/Servant, Kitchen Maid/19/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Florence Sopp/Servant, House Maid/21/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Walter Woobridge/Servant, Waiter/33/Arborfield, Berks/Census
1901/Henry Charlton/Servant, Pantry Boy/17/Benham, Berks/Census
1901/Thomas Wheeler/Servant, Head Ostler/30/Newbury, Berks/Census
1901/Robert Talmage/Servant, Under Boots/21/Newbury, Berks/Census
1901/William H J Lott/Visitor, Civil Engineer/38/Teignmouth, Devon/Census
1901/John Russell/Visitor, Brewery Managing Director/37/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Catherine Russell/Visitor/35/Chilland, Hants/Census
1901/Laurence Cosburn/Visitor Head, Army Officer/58/Ireland/Census
1901/Myra M Cosburn/Visitor Wife/43/Kent/Census
1901/Emily M R Cosburn/Visitor Daughter/22/Gibraltar/Census
1901/Laurence H C B Cosburn/Visitor Son, University Student/21/Gibraltar/Census
1901/Lucy Baxter/Visitor/64/Hanley, Staffs/Census
1901/Lucy C Baxter/Visitor/35/Sheffield, Yorks/Census
1901/Thomas Bingham/Visitor/55/Preston, Lancs/Census
1901/Julia Bingham/Visitor/43/Birkenhead, Cheshire/Census
1901/Sophia E Hale/Servant, Manageress (Bar)/26/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Percy W Steer/Visitor/9/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Margaret J Drew/Servant, Barmaid/22/Reading, Berks/Census
1901/Ellen L Drew/Servant/17/Reading, Berks/Census

1903/Wm George Flanagan/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1907/Wm George Flanagan/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1913/Nat J Vaughan/manager/../../Kellys Directory ***

1920/Great Western Hotel (Reading) Limited/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1928/Great Western Hotel (Reading) Limited/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1931/Great Western Hotel (Reading) Ltd (Sydney Rogers, mngr)/../../../Kellys Directory ***


*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
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