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Old Tigers Head, 351 High Road, Lee SE12

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Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee Road, Lee

Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee Road, Lee

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Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee Road, Lee - circa 1906

Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee Road, Lee - circa 1906

In this postcard view from around 1906, the Old Tigers Head is the first building on the left side; the New Tigers Head is the first building on the right side.

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Old Tigers Head, High Road, Lee - in 2010

Old Tigers Head, High Road, Lee - in 2010

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Old Tigers Head, High Road, Lee - in 2015

Old Tigers Head, High Road, Lee - in 2015

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Residents at this address.

1840/Thomas Sears/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1852/William Hammond/../../../Archdeacons Directory

1855/Mrs Caroline Morton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1858/Mrs Caroline Morton/../../../Melvilles Directory

1874/Thomas Ovenden/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Walter Porter/Licensed Victualler/27/Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Edwin Porter/Brother, Artist (Oil Painting)/23/Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/James Porter/Uncle, Manager/46/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Ford/General Servant/30/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1881/Emma J Bond/Barmaid/20/Walton On Naze, Essex,/Census
1881/Annie M Bond/Barmaid/18/Walton On Naze, Essex,/Census
1881/Lydia E Thomas/Barmaid/22/Eltham, Kent/Census

1882/Porter & Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory

From a book written in 1882 :
The present Tiger's Head inn (in 1882) was built by one Roger Roberts, on a lease of ninety years, from 1766, granted by Lord Sondes.
The Tiger's Head, was the first stage out of London and was a favourite resort and house of call.
The pub was famous for its bowling green, and for providing entertainment for companies from London, after the cricket matches on the green.
The large open space in front of the Tiger’s Head was often the scene of processions and meetings and in the early part of the present century (19th), a great deal of drinking and licentiousness was carried on at the various roadside inns near London, especially if there were any open spaces nearby.
Horse races were also held at the rear of the Tigers Head and attended by many of the lower classes from London. There were many accidents at these races, to both to man and horse. One year a Greenwich pensioner was killed on the course, near the grand stand, at the back of the Tiger's Head garden, and this event put an end to them being again held there. ***

1891/William Hayes/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William Hayes/../../../Electoral Register *

1891/William Dedman/Wine & Spirit Merchant/49/Floaten, Suffolk/Census
1891/Jane Dedman/Wife/49/Knockholt, Kent/Census
1891/Florence Dedman/Daughter/17/Balham, Surrey/Census
1891/Neville Dedman/Son/19/Balham, Surrey/Census
1891/Beatrice Dedman/Daughter/9/Tooting, Surrey/Census
1891/Horace Dedman/Son/8/Tooting, Surrey/Census
1891/Annie Pring/Barmaid/20/Grays, Essex/Census
1891/Ada Sampson/Barmaid/36/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Walter Woolner/Barman/40/Woolwich, Kent/Census

1896/Robert Hassall/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/George Frost/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/George Carpenter/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Henry August Glanzer/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Henry August Glanzer/../../../Post Office Directory

1919/Henry Edward George/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Wm C Collins/../../../Post Office Directory

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