Princess of Wales, 144 & 146 Grundy Street, Bromley

Bromley pubs history index

The eastern section of Grundy Street is renamed to Brownfield Street by 1953, and the address latterly becomes 130 Brownfield Street.

Closed circa 2002, substantially altered and converted to residential use. *

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Grundy Street, looking west in 1938 - from the Princess of Wales

Grundy Street, looking west in 1938 - from the Princess of Wales

Kindly provided by Jane Kelly

Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield Street - circa 1961

Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield Street - circa 1961

Kindly provided by Rita Benefield

Beer Delivery by the drayman at the Princes of Wales - circa 1963

Beer Delivery by the drayman at the Princes of Wales - circa 1963

Kindly provided by Rita Benefield

Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield Street E14 - in July 2014

Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield Street E14 - in July 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

Residents at this address.

1881/Betsy Tredwin/Beer House Keeper, Widow/69/Wakefield, Berkshire/Census
1881/John J Carter/Son in Law, Dock labourer/39/Liverpool/Census
1881/Marion M Carter/Daughter/32/Lambeth/Census
1881/Ethel A Carter/Grand Daughter/6/Nebraska, America/Census
1881/Ada M Carter/Grand Daughter/3/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Harriet Whitefield/Visitor, Professional Nurse/29//Census

1882/Mrs Betsy Tredwen/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Craig/Telegraphist (GPO)/31/Bromley, London/Census
1891/Ahnes Craig/Wife, Manageress of Beer House/25/Sandhurst, Berkshire/Census

1899/Joseph Louis Sexton/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

I have found Albert Free (b.1862) on the 1901 census with his wife Celia and two of their sons, Alred Sidney and Herbert V with the address of 144-146 Grundy Street, The Prince of Wales Tavern.  The exact date of birth for Alfred Free, Albert's son, in Argentina by finding his death reference on the Genes Reunited Death index, it's 30th June 1890 but I haven't worked out how to go about finding them in Argentina yet.

I've also got information that Albert ran "The Two Brewers", Bow, London, date unknown;
"The Farrier's Arms" off licence, Stratford, again date unknown;
"The Princess of Wales" which I have confirmed the address on the 1901 census;
"The British Admiral", East India Dock Street, in 1907, unconfirmed;
"The Telegraph" Leyton Road, Stratford, on the 1911 census and on your site again in 1912;
and "The Live and Let Live" in Romford Road. dates are confirmed on your site and with Alfred's wife putting the address as informant on Alfred's father's death certificate.

Alfred married twice, his first wife, Celia was living with him at the Princess of Wales in 1901, his second wife, Louisa was at The Telegraph with him in 1911 and at 264 Romford Road on the father's death certificate on 3rd May 1913. Mrs Louisa Free appears again at the "George the Fourth" in 1915.

1901/Alfred Free/Beer Seller/39/Bromley, London/Census
1901/Celia Free/Wife/31/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1901/Alfred Sidney Free/Son/10/Buenos Aires, Argentine (British Subject)/Census
1901/Herbert V Free/Son/8/Leyton, Essex/Census

November 1904/Transfer of Beer and Wine On licence of 146 Grundy street, William John Ketley to Stephen Stone/../../East London Observer

1911/David Fenner/Licensed Victualler/57/Kingsdown, Kent/Census
1911/Fanny Fenner/Wife/58/Canterbury, Kent/Census
1911/Evelyn Fenner/Daughter, Barmaid/22/Eynsford, kent/Census
1911/Harold Fenner/Son/14/Swanley, Kent/Census
1911/Dorothy Fenner/Daughter/11/Swanley, Kent/Census

1914/Mrs Phoebe Amelia Earnshaw/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1921/James Murray/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1934/James Murray/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

1938/James Murray/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1944/Arth J Baker/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

We lived here in 1961 to 1963, and the picture of the drayman delivering to the Princess of Wales was from my first ever camera. There were a number of London pubs I grew up in. These included the Royal Small Arms Tavern, Enfield Lock; The March Hare, Stevenage; The Coningham arms, Shepherds Bush; The Pitts Head, Canning Town The Red House, Harold Hill. My dad only worked for Charringtons or Manns if I remember correctly. My brother and dad managed many other pubs after I left home. **

1971/../Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield street/../../Pub Directory

1983/../Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield street, Watneys/../../Pub Directory

1991/../Princess of Wales, 130 Brownfield street, Belhaven/../../Pub Directory

* Provided By Tris

** Provided By Rita Benefield

*** Provided By Sallyann Rigby


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