Durham Castle, 30 Alexander street, Westbourne Park, Paddington W2

Paddington pub history index

Existed from at least 1856. Latterly known as Tom & Dick's, this closed as a pub (possibly a bar/restaurant) in 2009 and is currently undergoing redevelopment. *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Paddington, West London.

Durham Castle, 30 Alexander Street, W2 - in February 2014

Durham Castle, 30 Alexander Street, W2 - in February 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

Residents at this address.

1856/Edmund Firkins/../../../Post Office Directory

Morning Advertiser 08 January 1861 - Transfer of Licenses *
Durham Castle, Alexander street, Edmund Firkins to John Walter Freeman

February 1864/executors of William Kemp/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1864/James Thompson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1867/Mr Frederick John Higgins/../../../Licensed Victualler Directory

September 1867/Frederick John Higgins/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1867/Timothy Edward Dunn/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Timothy Edward Dann/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/Annie M Scales/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1881/James Gill/Licensed Victualler/44/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie M Gill/Wife/42/Basingstoke, Hampshire/Census
1881/Edward Seales/Son/17/Dalston, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth H Emberson/Barmaid/31/Stoke, Suffolk/Census
1881/Mary Greet/Domestic Servant/45/Little Cotwell, Berkshire/Census

1882/James Gill/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/James Gill/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Benjamin James Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Albert Berg/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/George Wells/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/William Copeland/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/John V Whittaker/../../../Hughes Directory

1932/Ralph Stephenson Cromarty/../../../Electoral Register
1932/Jeanie Rosa Cromarty/../../../Electoral Register

1934/Ralph S Cromarty/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Ralph S Cromarty/../../../Post Office Directory

1939/Ralph S Cromarty/Licensee Hotel/Born 6th October 1880//Electoral Register
1939/Jessica Rosa Cromarty/Housewife/Born 28 June 1889//Electoral Register
1939/Marian Richardson/Housemaid/Born 18th January 1915//Electoral Register

1944/Ralph S Cromarty/../../../Post Office Directory

1947/Ralph S Cromarty/../../../Electoral Register
1947/Jeanie R Cromarty/../../../Electoral Register
1947/June M Cromarty/../../../Electoral Register
1947/George W R Shepherd/../../../Electoral Register

1950/Mrs & Mrs F H Hardman/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

My father was Gordon Douglas and mother Ann Fleming, both from Scotland. I believe that they worked in the Durham Castle in the mid 1950’s possibly before returning to Scotland in 1956. Attached is a photo of them outside of the pub. They had some interesting stories about the clientele and their notoriety, though I can’t recall any names mentioned or say for sure if their stories were embellished or true.

Durham Castle, 30 Alexander Street  - in the 1950s with Gordon Douglas and Ann Fleming
Durham Castle, 30 Alexander Street  - in the 1950s with Gordon Douglas and Ann Fleming

Kindly provided by Gail Douglas

* Provided By Tris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

And Last updated on: Monday, 22-Aug-2022 18:37:20 BST