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Barge Aground, 6 Broadway, Barking

Barking pub history index

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

This pub was established by 1662.  Rebuilt about 1956 across the road from the original; The rebuilding on its new site did not in the event take place until 1973. ** The pub has since been rebuilt at 15 Broadway, across the street. The address is listed as 1 Market Place in 1881. *

(The Original) Barge Aground, Broadway, Barking

(The Original) Barge Aground, Broadway, Barking

Kindly provided by Colleen

Barge Aground, Broadway, Barking in 2003

17th April 2003

Taken by Brian Berry

The following entries are in this format:

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

1861 / John Goddard / Beer Retailer / 65 / Barking / Census *
1861 / Caroline Goddard / Wife / 38 / Lowestoft, Suffolk / Census
1861 / Elizabeth Goddard / Daughter / 12 / Barking / Census
1861 / Henry Hoddard / Son / 10 / Barking / Census
1861 / William Goddard / Son / 3 / Barking / Census
1861 / Catin Goddard / Son / 1 / Barking / Census
1861 / Louisa Goddard / Daughter / 1mo / London / Census
1861 / Sarah Crisp / Servant / 52 / London / Census

1862 / John Goddard / beer retailer / .. / .. / Post Office Directory *

1863 / John Goddard / beer house keeper / .. / .. / White's Directory *

1867 / John Goddard / beer retailer / .. / .. / Post Office Directory *

In the 1861 census, Elizabeth Wade is living in Stepney, with children; and shown as a mariners wife. They also have a son, Joseph, born about 1850, in Shields, Durham.

1870/Joseph Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1871/Joseph Wade/Beer House Keeper/48/Maldon, Essex/Census ****
1871/Elizabeth Wade/Wife/36/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Wade/Daughter/15/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah J Wade/Daughter/13/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Wade/Son/11/London, Middlesex/Census

09/1872/Joseph Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

1874/Joseph Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

14/7/1877/Elizabeth Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

1877/Joseph Wade/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1878/Mrs. Elizabeth Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1881/Elizabeth Wade/Beerhouse Keeper/44/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Wade/Daughter/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Wade/Son, Wood Turner/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert Fergusson/Visitor, Salesman/29/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs. Elizabeth Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

6/10/1883/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

1886/Mrs. Elizabeth Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1890/William Foster Wade / Beer Retailer //../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1891/William F Wade/Beer Retailer/31/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1891/J Wade/Wife/27/Ilford, Essex/Census
1891/W J Wade/Son/9/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/H Wade/Son/8/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/J Wade/Son/6/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/F Wade/Daughter/4/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/A Wade/Son/1/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/E Wade/Mother, Widow/50/Stepney, Middlesex/Census

1894/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1895/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1898/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1899/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1901/William Wade/Beer Retailer/41/Commercial Road, London/Census ****
1901/Jane Wade/Wife/37/Ilford, Essex/Census
1901/William Wade/Son/19, Barman/Barking, Essex/Census
1901/Joseph Wade/Son, House Carpenter/16/Barking, Essex/Census
1901/Albert Wade/Son/12/Barking, Essex/Census
1901/Orriss Wade/Son/10/Barking, Essex/Census
1901/Elizabeth Lake/Domestic servant/17/Chelmsford, Essex/Census

1902/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1906/William Foster Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1908/William John Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1911/William John Wade/Licensed Victualler/29/Barking, Essex/Census ****
1911/Hannah Mary Wade/Wife/32/Cardiganshire, Wales/Census
1911/William Foster Wade/Son/3/Barking, Essex/Census
1911/John Wade/Son/6 months/Barking, Essex/Census
1911/Alice Susie Griffiths/Visitor, Nurse/28/Cardiganshire, Wales/Census

1912/William John Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1910 / William John Wade / beer retailer / .. / .. / Kelly's Directory *

1914/William John Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1917/William John Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1922 / William John Wade / beer retailer / .. / .. / Kelly's Directory *

1925/William John Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1926 / William John Wade / beer retailer / .. / .. / Kelly's Directory *

1929 / William John Wade / beer retailer / .. / .. / Kelly's Directory *

1933/William John Wade/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1937/William John Wade/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

William John Wade was born seventy years ago in the Barge A'Ground, Barking, and today he is the licensee, having taken over the house from his father in 1904.

His vigour and youthfulness belie his age and his jovial personality, couple with an understanding of human nature, have made him one of the most popular men in Barking. A photograph of the first Barking Football Club hangs in the saloon bar and Mr Wade is in it; he still retains an interest in the club although boxing is now first on the list of his many sporting activities. As a player, he confines himself to skittles, a game at which, in the words of a customer, he is "pie-hot".

During the First World War, he was a member of the Barking Fire Brigade and he was awarded an O.B.E. for his services. Mrs Wade is an ideal partner and with three sons who also take an active part in the business, Mr Wade has a perfect team. The name of Wade has been connected with the House for more than one hundred years and has indeed been a credit to the Trade. - Black Eagle Journal ***

1952/William John Wade/Black Eagle Journal ***

Ever since it was built 120 years ago, the Barge Aground has had a member of the Wade family as licensee. The present tenant William John Wade has just been granted his fiftieth licence. When he decides to retire, the tradition will still be carried on by his three sons who help him in the bars, but in a different building. Under a new planning scheme, the present house is to be pulled down and rebuilt just across the road. Few of his customers know that Mr Wade was awarded an OBE for his work in the Fire Service during the First World War - Black Eagle Journal [1956]***

1956/William John Wade/Black Eagle Journal ***

Mrs Hannah Mary Wade, died on Wednesday, December 9th 1964, aged 84 years. The wife of Mr W J Wade, licensee for 58 years - Black Eagle Journal ***

William John Wade, OBE, died about 1969 at the age of 87 years. He was born in the house, and has held the licence for over sixty three years, following his father and grandfather, accumulating a total of nearly one hundred and fifty years link to the Barge Aground by the Wade family. - Black Eagle Journal ***

1969/William John Wade/Black Eagle Journal ***

* Provided by Ewan

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

**** Provided by Kevan

And Last updated on: Thursday, 21-Jun-2018 23:35:23 BST