Mile End Pubs history
This pub was called the Romford Arms, the Pride of Spitalfields name being modern, adopted in around 1985. ** Its proprietor, Pat, was an electrical engineer by profession who became involved in anti-racist activity in Brick Lane during the early 1980s and decided to take over the running of The Romford Arms (as it was) in 1983. After some refurbishments he changed the name to The Pride Of Spitalfields in early 1984 and I remember him explaining to me the original name related to the fact that the pub used to serve beer supplied by the Star Brewery in Romford. After Pat took over he switched suppliers and the pub served Fullers plus a guest ale and the name change reflected the fact that their flagship pint - as well as Patís personal favourite Ė was London Pride. So this is just to say that the pubís name change happened around March/April of 1984. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Mile End, East London - in East London. The Mile End East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Pride of Spitalfields, 3 Heneage Street - in May 2006
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.
1891/Stewart James/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1891/Herbert Robertson/Retailer of Beer & Tobacco/25/St Pancras, London/Census ****
1891/Harriette Robertson/Wife/24/Clapham, London/Census
1895/John Jsph. Lattimer / Beer Retailer /../../../Post Office Directory **
1899/George Waldman/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1900/John Josiah Lattimer / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **
1901/John Josiah Lattimer/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1910/Edward Wheeler/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1911/Edward Wheeler/Beer House Keeper/40/Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire/Census ****
1911/Rachel Wheeler/Wife/39/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1911/Florrie Wheeler/Daughter/11/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Lillie Wheeler/Daughter/10/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/William Wheeler/Son/6/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Clara Glibbery/Servant/32/Bethnal Green/Census
1912/Edward Wheeler/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1915/Edward Wheeler/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1921/Edward Wheeler/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1931/Edward Wheeler/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **
1934/Edward Wheeler/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory **
* Provided by Matthew Diamond
** 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 Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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