Search for an address or persons name

Gunmakers Arms, 438 Old Ford Road, Bow E3

Bow pubs history index

This is the pub which was famously acquired in 1915 by Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragettes for use as a nursery which they called the Motherís Arms.
It is now demolished. **

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

Gunmakers Arms Plaque, 438 Old Ford Road, E3 - in March 2009

Gunmakers Arms Plaque, 438 Old Ford Road, E3 - in March 2009

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.

1871/William Hopkins/Beer Retailer/36/Upwell, Cambridgeshire/Census ****
1871/Jane Hopkins/Wife/38/Elm, Cambridgeshire//Census
1871/Henry meads/Boarder, Gunsmith/29/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Patrick Shannon/Boarder, Gunsmith/22/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/John Beales/Boarder, Labourer/23/Notting Hill, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Tye/Boarder, Gunsmith/25/Birmingham/Census

1879/James Stebbings/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory **

23rd November 1872/John Read Galpin, brewery took possession/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd November 1872/Thomas Carter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1882/John Albert Freeman/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/George Francis Arthy/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Samuel Pether/Beer House Keeper/62/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1891/Eliza Pether/Wife/59/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Eliza Chapman/Daughter, General Servant/39/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Emily Chapman/Grand Daughter/14/Stepney, London/Census
1891/Florence/Grand Daughter/8/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/James Newton/Potman/18/Poplar, London/Census

1899/Mrs Rebecca Stephenson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Walter Swettenham/Beer House Keeper/40/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1901/Rebecca/Wife/30/Maned, Cambridge/Census
1901/Percy Stephenson/Step Son, Railway worker/20/Paddington, London/Census

1907/William Branch/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Thomas Arthur Seabourn/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Frederick Gill/Beer Retailer/50/Hoxton/Census ****
1911/Amelia Gill/Daughter/9/St Georges E/Census
1911/Edward Gill/Son/13/Kings Cross/Census
1911/Albert Gill/Son/12/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Amelia Gill/Wife/40/Bath/Census
1911/William Gill/Son/10/Hoxton/Census
1911/George Gill/Son/2/Stepney/Census
1911/Lily Gill/Daughter/5/Homerton/Census

1914/George William Dodd/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

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: Tuesday, 12-Mar-2019 15:52:10 GMT