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Anne Boleyn, Southend Road, Eastwood

Anne Boleyn, Southend Road, Eastwood - in 1919

Anne Boleyn, Southend Road, Eastwood - in 1919

Anne Boleyn, Southend Road, Eastwood - in 1939

Anne Boleyn, Southend Road, Eastwood - in 1939

Anne Boleyn, Eastwood - now in Rochford

Kindly provided by Colleen

Now in Rochford

Anne Boleyn, Southend Road, Eastwood

8th August 1999

Taken by Stephen Parker

The following entries are in this format:

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

1902/Alfred Ramuz/../../../Kelly's

1906/William Jordan Cairns/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Jordan Cairns/../../../Kelly's

1910/William Jordan Cairns/../../../Kelly's

1912/William Knight/../../../Kelly's


1914/Thomas Matthew Phillips/../../../Kelly's

1917/Walter Rice/../../../Kelly's

1919 - 1920/Mrs Newton/../../../Freehold


1922/Harry R. Wolfe/../../../Kelly's


1923/Mrs Morris/../../../Freehold

1925-6/Harry R. Wolfe/../../../Kelly's

1923 - 1946/Mrs. How/../../../Freehold

1929/Mrs. Alice How/Proprietress/../../Kelly's

1933/Mrs. Alice How/Proprietress/../../Kelly's

1937/Mrs. Alice How/Proprietress/../../Kelly's

1947 - 1962/W G How & Mrs Wilson/../../../Freehold

I knew the Anne Boleyn in the 1960’s - even worked there in 1964. At that time Walter How was the guv’nor. He was quite elderly and his reputation was that he had been there for many years. I guess Alice How must have been his mother. *

The saloon bar was oak panelled. Local lore had it that during WW2 the fighter pilots from RAF Rochford opposite the pub (now Southend Airport) used the pub and wrote their names on the walls. These would have included some quite famous ones during the Battle of Britain. Dear old Walter, the story goes on, had no more sense than to panel them in after the war. Interesting to wonder if some history still lurks there. *

Walter smoked a pipe specially designed for use with dentures: it had two 90 degree bends to enable the weight to rest on the chin. He drank about 14 pints of mild and bitter on a normal day and lived to be 80, so I hear. He kept the most beautiful pint of Charringtons IPA I ever tasted. God rest his soul! *

* Provided by Alan O'Gorman

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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