Britannia, Western Road, Tring, Hertfordshire

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At Aylesbury Road in 1861 census.

Britannia, Western Road, Tring - in 2012 (Closed, now a private house)

Britannia, Western Road, Tring - in 2012 (Closed, now a private house)

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Residents at this address

1855/Mrs Mary Tompkins/Britannia/../../Post Office Directory

1861/John Ray/Inn Keeper/49/Adstock, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Elizabeth Ray/Wife/48/East Claydon, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/James Ray/Son, Confectioner/19/Maids Morton, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Henry Ray/Son/11/Thornborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Albert Ray/Son/9/Thornborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Mark Ray/Son/7/Adstock, Buckinghamshire/Census

1866/James Edwin/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/William Bly/Inn Keeper/24/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census
1881/Alice Bly/Wife/24/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census
1881/George Bly/Son/2/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census
1881/Annie Green/Sister/14/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census

1882/William Bly/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/William Bly/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/Job Archer/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Job Archer/Licensed Victualler/52/Tring, Herts/Census
1891/Rebecca Archer/Wife/35/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1891/Mary Nash/General Servant/18/Tring, Herts/Census

1895/Joseph Watson/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Ernest Hughes/Publican/30/Harrow Eald, Middlesex/Census
1911/Ester Hughes/Wife/28/Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Ernest Ronald William Hughes/Son/3/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Phyllis Evelyn Hughes/Daughter/1/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Bertha Louisa Rance/General Servant/15/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census

1912/Harry Howard/../../../Post Office Directory

1922/Harry Howard/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/Harry Howard/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Harry Howard/../../../Post Office Directory

1933/Harry Howard/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Mrs M Howard/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1939 list, I found three occupants – Mrs Maria Howard (widowed), William C. Taylor (civil servant Air Ministry), and Florence May Taylor (unpaid domestic duties). Mrs M Howard’s daughter Florence May and her husband took over the pub after her. Florence May had married William C. Taylor in 1927. She ran it until the 1970s. It had not been a pub for two years when we bought it in 1980. Mrs Howard died in Tring in 1984. *

The Britannia was previously owned by Benskins. Benskins was taken over by Ind Coope, who sold the property to us in September 1980. *

* Provided By Mrs Sue Williams

** Provided By Stephen Harris

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