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Foresters Arms, 19 Rhodeswell Road, Mile End E14

Mile End Pubs history

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.

Foresters Arms, 19 Rhodeswell Road, Stepney - in 1914

Foresters Arms, 19 Rhodeswell Road, Stepney - in 1914

Kindly provided by Bob Williams

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1891/Henry Burton/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/George Henry Heasman / Beer Retailer /../../Post Office Directory **

1901/George H Heasman/Beer/33/Horsham, Sussex/Census
1901/Sarah E Heasman/Wife/35/North Shields/Census
1901/Harry Heasman/Son/9/Limehouse, London/Census
1901/George T Heasman/Son/8/Limehouse, London/Census
1901/Daisy M A Heasman/Daughter/6/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Ralph Heasman/Son/4/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Fred Heasman/Son/2/Mile End, London/Census

1910/William Harvey/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

My late Grandmother, Edith, lived with her aunt, Elizabeth Coombes in the pub at 87 Watney Street (Old House at Home); and worked as a barmaid until 1914 when she married my Grandfather, Frank Sheppard Williams who became the keeper of The Foresters beer house at 19 Coutts Road, in Stepney.

Outside the Forresters,19  Rhodeswell Road - in 1914

Outside the Forresters, 19 Rhodeswell Road - in 1914

Kindly provided by Bob Williams

I attach a photograph of The Foresters taken in August 1914 with my Grandfather (in waistcoat), Grandmother, holding my newborn Father, standing outside. According to his army papers, when he enlisted on 22nd September 1916 his address was 19 Rhodeswell Road, Limehouse and his occupation, beer keeper. Grandfather's address at the time of his discharge on 18th April 1919 was 58 Dempsey.  My Great Grandfather, Augustus Williams was also a beer house keeper at the Gladstone, 37 Dean Street. ***

My Dad's birth certificate which shows his place of birth as at 19 Rhodeswell Road on 5th August 1915; so presumably this is the year my Grandfather Frank Sheppard Williams took over The Forresters, and not in 1914. We think the photo might have been at the time of the Christening. We are trying to establish what happened when Grandfather enlisted in the army in September 1916. His army records show his address still to be 19 Rhodeswell Road at that time, but it is not clear what happened from then on except that on discharge in April 1919 he was living at 58 Demsey Street.  ***

1914/Thomas John Leigh/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/James Warboys/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Alfred Hy Belchamber/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Wm T Marks/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

In 1938, Ernest Fredk Catanach is a Beer Retailer at 24 Yorkton Street, Hackney Road.

1939/E F Catanach/Beer Retailer/../../BT Telephone Directory [ADVance 3196]****

1940/E F Catanach/Beer Retailer/../../BT Telephone Directory [ADVance 3196]****

1944/Ernest Catanach/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1947/E F Catanach/Beer Retailer/../../BT Telephone Directory [ADVance 3196]****

1960/E F Catanach/Beer Retailer/../../BT Telephone Directory [ADVance 3196]****

1963/E F Catanach/Beer Retailer/../../BT Telephone Directory [ADVance 3196]****

Ernest Fredk Catanach is at the Off Licence, 494 Old Ford Road by 1964.


** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Bob Williams

**** Provided By Kevan

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