Clothiers Arms, 1 Bath road, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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The early census addresses list this as Golden Valley

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The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer circa 1920

The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer circa 1920

Kindly provided by Michael Tovey

The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer and daughters circa 1920

The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer and daughters circa 1920

Kindly provided by Michael Tovey

Residents at this address.

1842/Joseph Chapman, Clothiers Arms, Chalford/../../Pigots Directory

1851/Joseph Chapman/Inn Keeper & barge Owner/39/Latton, wiltshire/Census
1851/Deborah Chapman/Wife/48/Saperton, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Joseph Chapman/Son/9/Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/William Chapman/Son/7/Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Susannah Hinton/Visitor, Dressmaker/19/Stroud, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Jesse Hinton/Lodger, Carpenter/21/Stroud, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Harriett King/Servant/20/Cricklade, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Henry Workman/Servant, Baker/19/Bisley, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Thomas Smith/Servant, Bakers Boy/15/Bisley, Gloucestershire/Census

1852/Joseph Chapman, Clothiers Arms, Chalford/../../Slaters Directory

1861/Joseph Chapman/Maltster & Inn Keeper/48/Latton, Wiltshire/Census
1861/Deborah Chapman/Wife/58/Sapperton, Gloucestershire/Census
1861/James Chapman/Brother, Servant/50/Latton, Wiltshire/Census
1861/William Chapman/Son, Silk Throwster/17/Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire/Census
1861/Louisa Adams/Servant/18/Eastleach, Gloucestershire/Census

1870/James Dean/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/James Dean/Baker & Publican/33/Accrington, Lancashire/Census
1871/Martha Gardner/Housekeeper/46/Sapperton, Gloucestershire/Census

1879/Thomas Bendall/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Thomas Bendall/Inn Keeper/49/Miserdine, Gloucestershire/Census
1881/Eleanor Bendall/Wife/49/Eastington, Gloucestershire/Census

1885/Thomas Bendall/../../../Kellys Directory

1894/Joseph Lorner/../../../Kellys Directory

1902/William Lewis/../../../Kellys Directory

1911/Frank Ball/Inn Keeper/41/Dursley, Gloucestershire/Census
1911/Lily Ball/Wife/40/Gloucester City/Census
1911/Granvill Ball/Son, Printers apprentice/17/Dursley, Gloucestershire/Census
1911/Daisy Ball/Daughter/19/Dursley, Gloucestershire/Census

I have discovered that my great grandmother ran the Clothiers Arms, Chalford between 1919 and 1926 (from electoral registers).
Minnie had been widowed in 1916 but was the daughter of a Stony Stratford publican, so she knew the business.
Minnie also ran the Valley Inn. Apparently the Clothiers Arms was renamed the Valley Inn on 11 Feb 1916 ; it is odd that it was still called the Clothiers in electoral lists through 1926. *

See above photographs of her daughters (one of whom is my grand mother) posing with 4 men and of Minnie herself under the Valley Inn sign. *
I also found the attached in a drawer. Dated 5 May 1994 Standard Times :

Clothiers Arms (Valley Inn) GL6 8DX is now a private residence but the property is still called the Valley Inn. The name was changed from the Clothiers Arms on February 11th 1916. The Valley Inn was refurbished and reopened on August 7th 1964 but had closed permanently by 1969. *

Owner in 1891: Goodlake, Cirencester (free from brewery tie) Rateable value in 1891: 15.5s.0d. Type of licence in 1891:

Alehouse Owner in 1903: Smith & Sons, Brimscombe Brewery Rateable value in 1903: 15.5s.0d. Type of licence in 1903: Closing time in 1903: 10pm

* Provided By Michael Tovey

*** Provided By Colin Ager

And Last updated on: Sunday, 30-Jul-2023 14:47:42 BST