The first and only time that this is named the Forresters Arms is in 1931 to about 1940 in the BT telephone directories. It is also known as the Corner Pin, and could either have been known locally by both names, or this was the original name. ***
A listing of historical 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.
The Foresters Arms, High street, Homerton
Kindly provided by Mike Waeland
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1868/John Haywood the younger / Manager to a Beer Shop Keeper/../../London
Gazette, 4 February 1868 **
1870/Robert Crouch Emes / Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1872/F W Parr/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **
1872/Frederick Wm. Parr / Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Suburbs Directory **
1881/Phillis Hill/Beer House Keeper, Widow/37/Hastings, Sussex/Census ****
1881/George H Hill/Son, Barman/14/Barton On Humber, Lincoln/Census
1881/Eliza Hill/Daughter/9/Hull, York/Census
1889/Michael/../../../otherwise Charles ** Barker/../../../The Law Times – Volume 88 **
1890/Michael/../../../otherwise Charles ** Barker / Beerhouse Keeper, deceased / Died 18 January 1890/../../London Gazette, 11 March 1890 **
1891/George Faulkner/Publican, widow/51/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census ****
1891/George Faulkner/Son, Barman/18/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1896/Rd Mathews/../../../P.O. Suburban Directory ****
1901/Emma E Matthews/Beer Retailer, Widow/44/Camberwell, London/Census ****
1901/Georgina J Matthews/Daughter, Barmaid/24/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Richard C Matthews/Son, Barman/23/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Frederick G Matthews/Son, Barman/21/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/William R Matthews/Son/15/City of London/Census
1901/Albert E Matthews/Son/13/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Arthur T Matthews/Son/11/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Ernest W Hogg/Brother, Engineer/34/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1902/Mrs Emma Mathews/Beer & Wine Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory ****
1904/Georgina Mathews/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1908/Mrs Emma Mathews/../../../P.O. Suburban Directory **
1909/Mrs Emma E Mathews / Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory **
1911/Emma E Mathews/Beer Seller, Widow/54/Camberwell/Census ****
1911/Albert E Mathews/Son, Barman/23/Bermondsey, London/Census
1911/Arthur T Mathews/Son, Office Clerk/21/Bermondsey, London/Census
1911/Rose E Mathews/Daughter, Barmaid/18/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Maud L Mathews/Daughter, Lady Clerk Office/15/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Richard A Mathews/Visitor, Nephew/4/Clapton. London/Census
1912/Mrs Emma E Mathews / Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Suburban Directory **
1919/Mrs E E Matthews/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1921/Mrs Emma E Matthews/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
My grandparents were Ernest and Alice Holford. Ernest was licensee of the Palmerston Arms on Well Street, Hackney. In the 1911 census he is registered at the pub as the manager. He bought it not long after at about the time of his marriage in 1913. My father was born in the Palmerston Arms (he was very proud of that fact!); and that his parents owned the pub. Ernest was divorced in 1923 and moved on. According to the phone books, Ernest Holford was 'licensed victualler' of the Bishop Bonner on Bonner Street in 1924. From 1925 to 1929 he is listed as the 'licensed victualler' at 113 High Street, E9 - the Forester's Arms. He is not in the phone book in 1930 or 1931 but I'm certain he stayed at that pub until his death in 1931 at the age of 47. ***
1925 - 1929/Ernest Holford/Licensed Victualler/../../Telephone Directory ***
1931/Henry Blake/Foresters Arms/../../BT Telephone Directory [AMHerst 4521] ****
1932/Henry Blake/Foresters Arms/../../BT Telephone Directory [AMHerst 4521] ****
1934/Harry Blake/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****
1934/Henry Blake/Foresters Arms/../../BT Telephone Directory [AMHerst 4521] ****
1938/Harry Blake/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1940/Henry Blake/Foresters Arms/../../BT Telephone Directory [AMHerst 4521] ****
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Peter Holford
**** 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.
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London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
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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
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