Golden Cross, 54 Church Street, Woolwich SE18

at 12 Church Hill by 1938

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Golden Cross, 54 Church Street, Woolwich, with Charlie Edwards, licensee - circa 1914

Golden Cross, 54 Church Street, Woolwich, with Charlie Edwards, licensee - circa 1914

Kindly provided by Derek Ancona

The following entries are in this format:

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

September 1850/Mr Linkley/ Licensee/../../Era

1852/John Luntley/../../../Archdeacons Directory

1858/John Luntley/../../../Melvilles Directory

1862/John Luntly, Golden Cross, 54 Church street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

1867/Golden Cross, J Luntly, 54 Church hill, Woolwich /../../Post Office Directory

January 1869/John Luntley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1869/John Walker Moore/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/John W Moore/Licensed Victualler/49/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Emma M Moore/Wife/46/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Arthur Moore/Son, Surveyors Clerk/18/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Alice Moore/Daughter, Barmaid/15/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Jane Moore/Daughter/13/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Ellen Moore/Daughter/11/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Annie Moore/Daughter/7/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Jessie Moore/Daughter/4/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/John Angel/Potman/41/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Margaret Rainbow/Servant/13/Woolwich, Kent/Census

1874/John Walker Moore/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/J W Moore/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1882/J Walker Moore, Golden Cross, 54 Church Street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

1896/Harry Sumner/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Harry Sumner/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Harry Sumner/Licensed Victualler/36/London/Census
1901/Emily J Sumner/Wife/39/London/Census
1901/Walter Rolfe/Visitor/25/Woolwich, London/Census
1901/Sydney G Cooke/Barman/18/Sidcup, London/Census
1901/Emma A Petherick/Barmaid/18/Woolwich, London/Census

1904/Mrs B Stocks/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Mrs B Stocks/../../../Post Office Directory

My maternal grand father, Charlie Edwards was the licensee from the early 1900's (married about 1904), until his death in Aug 1946. The photo shows him outside the saloon bar entrance before the First World War. ***

1906/Charles Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Charles Oliver Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

15 March 1910/Church street houses :
Mr C Atkins, surveyor to the justices explained that Church street ran parallel to the river, and was the main road leading from Woolwich to Greenwich.
A great amount of traffic passed there daily, but in some parts the roadway was very narrow, so much so that only one line of trams could be run.
The houses and shops were on one side only, the riverside being occupied by the Government Dockyard, which was separated from the road by a wall.
With regard to the Golden Cross, Mr Atkins said that the house was well furnished, and fitted with tables and chairs so that men from the Dockyard could have their meals there.
There were 800 men employed in the Dockyard. There were under consideration at present schemes for electifying the tramway line. A good deal of the trade came from Orchard street and Orchard place.

A police officer gave evidence that there were 16 houses within a quarter of a mile.
Counsel submitted that the Golden Cross was one of the best houses in the road. It was generally agreed that the trade had been depressed at Woolwich in recent years, but the trade at the house was a big figure still. The actual bar takings were over 1,000 a year, and a large trade was done in bottle beer./Woolwich Gazette

1911/Charles Oliver Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/C Oliver Edwards/Licensed Victualler/38/Islington, London/Census
1911/Mary Edwards/Wife/38/Great Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1911/Thomas Edwards/Father, Widow/84/Islington, London/Census
1911/Ella Edwards/Sister, Assistant/25/Islington, London/Census

1919/Charles Oliver Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Charles Oliver Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Chas Oliver Edwards/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Chas Oliver Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Chas Oliver Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

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