London historical street directory and pub history

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The Hope Tavern, 2 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

The address is also spelled as 2 Pollards Row. It is at 1 Pollards Row in 1856 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. *  Buskers - Renamed back to Ye Olde Hope (1993)] - This pub was demolished in 2007. **

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.

The Hope, Pollard Row, Bethnal Green - in November 1939

The Hope, Pollard Row, Bethnal Green - in November 1939

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The Hope, Pollard Row, Bethnal Green - on a coach outing

The Hope, Pollard Row, Bethnal Green - on a coach outing

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The following entries are in this format:

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

1792/John Wardley/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1793/John Wadley/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1803/Thomas Homewood / Victualler / /../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1808/Jane Crops / Victualler / /../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1814/Samuel Turner /../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1818/Samuel Turner /../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1820/Samuel Turner /../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1825/Mr. Thomas Homewood, Hope, Pollard's row, Bethnal green/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1839/John Robert Ward /../../../Pigot�s Directory **

1842/R J Ward/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1851/Robert Entwistle /../../../Kelly�s Directory **

1856/Robert Entwistle/../../../Post Office Directory *

January 1858/John Sam Amos/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1858/George William Wright/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1859/George William Wright/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1859/James Baynton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/James Baynton/Licensed Victualler/69/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary A Baynton/Wife/45/Suffolk/Census
1861/Mary A Baynton/Daughter, Barmaid/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Baynton/Son/17/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Baynton/Son/14/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Brackel/Potman/19/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census

May 1866/James Baynton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1866/Mary Ann Coe/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

7th July 1866/Mary Ann Coe/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

7th July 1866/Elizabeth Potter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/Mrs Elizabeth Potter /../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1871/Elizabeth Potter/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1871/George Francis Whitehead/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/G F Whitehead/Licensed Victualler/45/Limehouse/Census
1871/Isabel Whitehead/Wife/40/Barking, Essex/Census
1871/Thos Whitehead/Son/11/Colney Hatch/Census
1871/Fredk Whitehead/Son/9/Colney Hatch/Census
1871/Sml Whitehead/Son/6/Colney Hatch/Census
1871/Isabel Whitehead/Daughter/16/Limehouse/Census
1871/Emily Whitehead/Daughter/7/Colney Hatch/Census
1871/Fanny Whitehead/Daughter/3/Colney Hatch/Census
1871/John Skidmore/Servant/18/Poplar/Census
1871/Rebecca Wright/Servant/19/Bethnal Green/Census

1872/G F Whitehead /../../../Brabner�s Hackney Directory **

September 1877/Jonathan Foster/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

September 1877/William Edward Groom/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/William Edward Groom/Licensed Victualler/42/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Ann Groom/Wife/41/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Maria Groom/Daughter/19/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Groom/Daughter/12/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/George William Groom/Son/8/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Butler/Servant/20/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1881/Julia Hensher/Niece/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/William Edward Groom/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/William E Groom/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Knights/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/George Knights/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/George Knights/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/George Knights/Publican/45/Campsea Ash, Suffolk/Census
1901/Rose Knights/Wife/28/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
1901/Martha Sherwin/Barmaid/19/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Alice Heath/Barmaid/21/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Maggie Shado/Servant/21/Poplar, London/Census

1911/George Knights/Licensed Victualler, Widow/56/Copsea Ash, Suffolk/Census
1911/Jessie Woods/Barmaid/30/Stratford, essex/Census
1911/Percy Donnell Pratt/Nephew, Barman/20/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1911/Hannah Jane Freeman/General Servant/31/Peckham, London/Census

1915/George Knights/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Henry Albert Lovett/../../../Post Office Directory *

1927/Joseph J. Mason/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Samuel H J Boon/../../../Kelly's

1938/Mrs Ellen May Boon/../../../Post Office Directory

1942/Mrs Ellen May Boon/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Mrs Ellen May Boon/../../../Post Office Directory *

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided by Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

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!

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London Street Listings in 1832.

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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

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