Many accurate 1921 census transcriptions have already been added to the pub history site, including London, and parts of Middlesex.

Old Sheer Hulk, 3 Church Street, Woolwich SE18

at 194 Woolwich Church Street by 1944

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The Old Sheer Hulk, Church street, Woolwich

The Old Sheer Hulk, Church street, Woolwich

Residents at this address

1840/William Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1852/Edwin Edwards/../../../Archdeacons Directory

1858/Edwin Edwards/../../../Melvilles Directory

November 1859/Harriet Edwards/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1859/Emily Blest/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1862/George Prentis, Old Sheer Hulk, 3 Church street/../../Post Office Directory

1867/Old Sheer Hulk tavern, George Prentis, 3 Church street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

November 1868/Eliza Prentis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1868/William Musson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Eliza Musson/Licensed Victualler/35/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1871/George Prentice/Son in Law/13/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Prentice/Son in Law/10/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/Maud Prentice/Daughter in Law/4/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Grace Watts/Mother, Housekeeper, Widow/57/Sandwich, Kent/Census
1871/Mary Brown/Sister in Law, Housekeeper, Widow/48/Great Bardfield, Essex/Census
1871/George Briggs/Potman/18/Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire/Census
1871/Elizabeth Brown/Servant/18/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1874/Chas William Acock/../../../Post Office Directory

16 November 1878/Robert Gwynn, 33, no occupation, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Mr Hughes, proprietor of the Sheer Hulk, public house Woolwich./Kentish Independent

1882/Thomas Edward Hopper, Old Sheer Hulk, Old Sheer Hulk, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

1896/William W Campbell/../../../Post Office Directory

Woolwich Gazette 13 November 1896 - Transfers
Sheer Hulk, Woolwich, from Walter William Campbell to William Launchbury

1901/Alfred Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Robert W Luck/Licensed Victualler/40/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Ada Luck/Wife/25/Penge, Surrey/Census
1901/Lydia O Luck/Daughter/6/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Gladys M Luck/Daughter/3/Sydenham, London/Census
1901/Dorothy M Luck/Daughter/1/Woolwich, London/Census
1901/William O'Donnell/Barman/17/Farnham, Surrey/Census
1901/James Chalmers/Potman/20/Deptford, London/Census
1901/May L Wood/Cook/30/Barrow on Furness, Lancs/Census
1901/Elizabeth E Chaplin/Nurse/19/Woolwich, London/Census

1904/Alfred Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Alfred Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Albert George Gifkins/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Alfred Elden/../../../Post Office Directory

1919/Tom Charles Pope/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/John Edward Sanders/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Edward Harold Munro/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Edward Harold Munro/../../../Post Office Directory

The Old Sheer Hulk was run by my father who was Arthur Wilfred Bond (not Arthur William as stated in directories). He, and my mother, Violet Caroline Bond (nee strange) were the landlords until 1948/49.   *

On leaving the public house, my father left a log book there which dated back to the 1800s in which was logged payments to various landlords for the last grog of rum issued to convicts about to be deported to Australia, the hulks were then Anchored in the Thames at Woolwich.The rum was supposedly for medicinal purposes it was not sold to customers, but reserved for the convicts and would, I imagine, taste revolting! Sadly I believe that the log book was probably thrown out when the pub was demolished! *

1944/Arthur Wilfred Bond/../../../Post Office Directory


* Provided by Mary Hibberd

And Last updated on: Monday, 17-May-2021 15:52:38 BST