London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

at 7 Birdcage Walk in 1861 census and 1869

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green E2 - circa 1910

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green E2 - circa 1910

The picture with Joseph How (My Grandfather) might be of the globe before bomb damage & reconstruction. My Cousin now deceased told me that prior to the war, the globe was set further back. I don’t know how that was possible. This might alternatively be of the Shakespeare’s Head, 28 Barnsley Street which would fit with the year.

Kindly provided by Robin How

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green E2 - circa 1936 with Bertha How

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green E2 - circa 1936 with Bertha How


Kindly provided by Robin How

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, E2 - in November 2008

Globe, 109 Columbia Road, E2 - in November 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1856/John Cunnington/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1861/John Gorbold/Beer Shop Keeper/44/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Eleanor Gorbold/Wife/44/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane Knox/Domestic Servant/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1869/John Corbold/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1872/Mrs E Gorbold/../../../Brabner�s Hackney Directory **

1876/Mrs Eleanor Gorbold/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1882/George Herring/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1885/George Herring/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Henry Crump/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1891/Henry Crump/Beer Retailer/51/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Matilda Crump/Wife/50/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1895/George Crump/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Henry Crump/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1901/George Crump/Beer Retailer/34/London/Census
1901/Martha Crump/Wife/33/St Lukes, London/Census
1901/George Crump/Son/9/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Albert Crump/Son/8/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Dorise Crump/Daughter/6/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Tilly Crump/Daughter/2/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1902/George Crump / Beer Retailer /../../Post Office Directory **

1910/George Crump/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1911/Harry Adlington/Beer House Keeper/39/Clapton, Middlesex/Census
1911/Rose Adlington/Wife, Assistant/38/Thaxted, Essex/Census

1913/Harry Adlington/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

My grandmother, Bertha How ran the Globe from at least 1915 to 1944, at Wembley by 1945. Previously Bertha and Joseph were at the Shakespeare’s Head, 28 Barnsley Street between about 1901 and 1910 and at Oaks Cottage, Maybank road, South Woodford in the 1911 census, where Joseph is listed as a beer retailer. He died in 1914. ***

1915/Mrs Bertha How/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1919/Joseph How////Electoral Register
1919/William George How////Electoral Register

1921/Mrs Bertha How/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1939/Bertha How/Licensed Victualler/Born 24 April 1872/../Electoral Register
1939/Albert Coolen McDonald/Carpenter & Joiner/Born 21 July 1894/../Electoral Register
1939/Maud Alice McDonald/Domestic Duties/Born 29 September 1899/../Electoral Register

1942/Mrs Bertha How/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Bertha How/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Robin How

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018

And Last updated on: Saturday, 25-Aug-2018 09:44:02 BST