London historical street directory and pub history

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

Bedford Hotel, 220 Victoria Park Road, Hackney E9

Hackney pub history Index

The Bedford was built in around 1870 in Grove Street Road, and closed and was converted to residential use in 1999. The 1911 census listing shows this as the Bedford Head at 45 Wetherell Road. The address of 220 Victoria Park Road does not appear to exist. ** The Bedford Hotel, Wick lane in the 1869 license transfer.

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

Bedford Hotel, 220 Victoria Park Road, E9 - in January 2007

Bedford Hotel, 220 Victoria Park Road, E9 - in January 2007

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.

July 1869/Henry Sawer Wakeman/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

July 1869/George Walton Matthews/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1871/George W Matthews/Licensed Victualler/45/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census ****
1871/Emma Matthews/Wife/35/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1871/Maria _/Mother in Law/74/Coventry, Warwickshire/Census
1871/Eliza A Pitcher/General Servant, Widow/48/Erith, Kent/Census
1871/George Henden/Potman & Waiter/21/London, Middlesex/Census

1874/G W Matthews/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

November 1875/C W Matthews/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

November 1875/John Hall/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

30th September 1876/James Marchant Hall, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

30th September 1876/Hannah Hall, widow/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/William Tallens/Licenced Victualler/56/Hoxne, Suffolk/Census ****
1881/Fredk Tallens/Brother, Licenced Victualler/52/Hoxne, Suffolk/Census
1881/Louisa Capon/Housekeeper/61/Walpole, Suffolk/Census
1881/James Waller/Barman/48/Hindolvestone, Norfolk/Census
1881/Annie Spindelow/Barmaid/29/Shooters Hill, Kent/Census

1896/Arthur Hy Waterhouse/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Thomas Rushen/../../../Post Office Directory **

1906/Thomas Rushden/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1908/Edwin Nye/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/Edwin Nye/Licensed Victualler/53/Walworth/Census ****
1911/Elizabeth Nye/Wife/70/St Pancras/Census
1911/Elizabeth Kitteridge/Servant/24/Hackney/Census
1911/Emily Reynolds/Servant/60/Perth, Scotland/Census

1914/Walter Frederick Blyth/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/George Phillips/../../../Hughes Directory ****

1926/George Philips/../../../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 1840 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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