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Primrose, 229 Bishopsgate Street, Bishopsgate EC2

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At 109 Bishopsgate Street without in 1856 and up to 1915; This pub was rebuilt in 1912 in the form shown in the photograph; it closed and was demolished in the late 1980s. **

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

Primrose, 229 Bishopsgate EC2 - in 1986

Primrose, 229 Bishopsgate EC2 - in 1986

Permission from the archives of East London & City CAMRA **

The following entries are in this format:

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

1833-34/Charles Kemshead, Primrose Tap, 1 Primrose street, Bishopsgate/../../Pigot's Directory ****

1839/William Medcalf/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/William Medcalf/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Mrs Mary Ann Medcalf/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1856/Mrs Mary Ann Medcalf/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/William Medcalf/Licensed Victualler/33/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census ****
1861/Alfred Medcalf/Brother, Licensed Victualler/25/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Medcalf/Sister/30/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Burgess/Barmaid/26/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1861/John Willis/Waiter/24/Peopleton, Worcestershire/Census
1861/Louis Corrale/Waiter/17/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1871/William Medcalfe/Licensed Victualler/44/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Alfred Medcalfe/Brother, Licensed Victualler/35/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Edward Haggar/Barman/34/West Malling, Kent/Census
1871/Mary Herbert/House Keeper/35/Barking, Essex/Census
1871/Eliza Knight/Domestic Servant/19/Islington, Middlesex/Census

1881/William Metcalf/Licensed Victualler/53/London, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Alfred Metcalf/Brother, Licensed Victualler/45/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edwin Haggar/Barman/44/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1881/Ward C Whitehead/Barman/19/Hereford/Census
1881/William Jaggar/Barman/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Wilmott/Domestic Servant/54/Sacomb, Hertford/Census

1882/William & Alf Metcalf/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/William & Alf Metcalf/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/W & A Medcalf/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1893/William & Alf Metcalf/../../../P.O. Directory **

1895/W & A Medcalf/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Ernest Peter Braun/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1902/Ellis Bros./../../../P.O. Directory **

1908/Thomas Ellis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Thomas Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Thomas Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1917/Mrs Caroline Ellis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1921/Mrs Caroline Elliss/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Moss Goldstein/../../../Kellys ****

1938/Philip Eisler/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Jn Wm C Lynch/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My father took over the tenancy of the Primrose in 1955 and this is were we stayed until the brewery would not renew the tenancy, as it was their policy to change the house to a managed house. We moved out on the 1st April 1974. My father and mother were very upset about having to move, as this had been a very good business for him and a wonderful place for me and my brother to be brought up in. ***

1955/William Robert Betts/../../../Post Office Directory  ***
1955/Violet Ada Betts/../../../Post Office Directory
1955/Michael George Betts/../../../Post Office Directory
1955/Vivian Ann Betts/../../../Post Office Directory

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Vivian Campbell

**** Provided By Kevan

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