Many accurate 1921 census transcriptions have already been added to the pub history site, including London, and parts of Middlesex.

Goldsmiths Arms, 34 Wynford Road, Islington

Islington index

The address is 7 Thornhill Street in 1869, prior to street renaming. *

The April 1921 photo is of The Goldsmiths Arms, Wynford road at the corner of Rodney Place. The pub was demolished in 1953 during the building of Wynford House on the Priory Green estate. *+

The Goldsmiths Arms, Wynford road at the corner of Rodney Place in April 1929

The Goldsmiths Arms, Wynford road at the corner of Rodney Place in April 1929

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

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

Residents at this address.

1869/John O. Kinloch/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

Islington Gazette 26 May 1879
Transfer of Licenses
34 Wynford road, Charles Johnson to Frederick Jones

You record my gg grandfather as the beer shop keeper at 34 Wynford Road, Islington. This was the first record of him in the licensed trade, he was there until 1883 (source child's birth certificate). **

He was later a licensed victualler at 29 Neptune St, Rotherhithe; then at 7 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea; followed at 330 Kings St, Chelsea; then at 588 Old Kent Road..; then at 53 Albert Mansions, Kennington; then at 132 Lower Kennington Lane and finally he died at the Lock Tavern 8 York Street, Walworth Road in 1915. **

1881/William Govier/Beer Shop Keeper/26/Devon/Census
1881/Elizabeth Govier/Wife/25/Devon/Census
1881/Thomas Govier/Son/4/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Govier/Daughter/3/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Minnie Govier/Daughter/1/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Hatticks/Mother, Widow, Formerly House Keeper/45/Devon/Census
1881/Henry Woodbury/Lodger, Blacksmith/44/Devon/Census

1882/William Govier/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory

1883/William Govier/../../../../Birth certificate **

1891/Kenneth George Shelitoe/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1892/Edwin Smith/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ***

My Grandfather was a GPO Telegraph Linesman and a Beer Retailer, and later a Licensed Victualler at 34 Wynford Road, Islington. I have found a record of him in the Finsbury Division Register of Licenses, in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, quote "GOLDSMITH'S ARMS, number 34 Wynford Road, Islington (Built 1891) - From the 7 March 1895 until 30 September 1907; Walter George LILES is shown as holding a license for these premises, known as Goldsmith's Arms Tavern, owned by Notting Hill Brewery Company, Portland Road, Notting Hill, to sell BEER by retail ON OR OFF the premises." Walter and his wife Susan LILES (formerly INGRAM) moved to 34 Wynford Road sometime between 1892 and 1894, as shown on their children's Birth certificates. My Father was born there in 1903. Walter G. LILES is also shown as living there on the Electoral Registers from 1896 to 1908.  ***

1895/Walter Liles/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1899/Walter Liles/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1901/Walter G Liles/Beer Retailer, Widow/42/Clerkenwell, London/Census ***
1901/Walter G Liles/Son/8/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Louisa Liles/Daughter/6/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Charles Liles/Son/5/Islington, London/Census

The last recorded date shown for the Liles family at 34 Wynford Road is 4 July 1906 (Death certificate). On the 4 January 1908 the last child's birth certificate shows Walter LILES as a Licensed Victualler at 5 Beechfield Road, Tottenham. In the Post Office London Directory 1909 Walter G. LILES is shown at Camberwell Arms P. H., 17 Kimpton Road, Camberwell, SE London. His Death certificate on the 29 July 1909 shows him as a Licensed Victualler.  ***

1911/John Faulkenham Hansford/Beer Retailer/45/St Giles/Census
1911/Helena Hansford/Wife/43/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Ellen Mary Ann Hansford/Daughter, Book Folder/22/Deptford, Kent/Census
1911/Esther Hansford/Daughter/14/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Emily Hansford/Daughter/12/Kingswood, Bristol/Census
1911/Joseph Hansford/Son/9/Kingswood, Bristol/Census
1911/Lily Maud Hansford/Daughter/4/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Alfred Bourne/Potman/31/../Census

1914/John Faulkenham Hansford/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1915/John Fallkenham Hansford/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Frank White/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

1938/Joseph Darmody/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1944/Joseph Hughes/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

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*+ Provided By Vincent O'Loughlin

** Provided by Hilary Govier

*** Provided by Raymer Lofts

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