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South African Tavern, 46 Grundy Street, Poplar

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Built in 1868, in 1983 it was known as the African Tavern. In 1993, the name was changed to the African Queen (see the Maloney detail below). The pub closed in 2002 and is now in residential use. **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Poplar, London - in East London. The Poplar, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

African Queen, 48a Grundy Street, Poplar - in November 2006

African Queen, 48a Grundy Street, Poplar - in September 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.

1874/---- Lawrence/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

January 1877/Samuel Sherwell Pound/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1877/Alfred Colen/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1878/A Collen/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1878/W G Kirkby/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/William G Kirkby/Licensed Victualler/26/Hackney, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Amy W G Kirkby/Wife/24/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Bertram W G Kirkby/Son/2/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence A Kirkby/Daughter/1/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Kelly/Barmaid/23/Plymouth, Devon/Census

1884/William G Kirkby/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Amy Kirkby/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Charles Dickson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Charles Dickson/Licensed Victualler/35/Marylebone, London/Census ****
1891/Harriett Dickson/Wife/28/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Lucy K Dickson/Daughter/10/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth M Dickson/Daughter/7/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Alice G Dickson/Daughter/5/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Charles H Dickson/Son/3/Poplar, London/Census
1891/John Dickson/Son/2/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Charles Grimstead/Barman/19/Epsom/Census
1891/Elizabeth Bedwell/General Servant/24/Peckham, London/Census

1895/Charles Dickson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Harry Lane/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Harry Lane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1906/Harry Lane/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1914/Harry Lane/../../../per: Missing Ancestors Website **

1915/Harry Lane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1931/Andrew Prevost/../../../Post Office Directory **

1935/Mrs Caroline Prevost/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1971/../Africa Tavern, 46 Grundy street/../../Pub Directory

1973/Edward Victor Hall & Eileen Olive Hall / Publicans /../../London Gazette, 18 February 1975 **

My grandparents, Patrick Maloney and Louise Maloney, were publicans here from 1972 to 1999.  He was a tenant for Allied Breweries from 1972 to 1993. From 1993 he boughtthe pub, and it became a free house. He then changed the name of the pub from African Tavern to African Queen (named after the film). Max Bygraves also recorded many of his war songs in the pub including 'run rabbit run'. The Pub had some great history, and was a real East End pub. *

1972 - 1999/Patrick Maloney and Louise Maloney/../../../Personal history *

1983/../African Tavern, 48 Grundy street, Allied Breweries/../../Pub Directory

1991/../African Tavern, 46 Grundy street, Ind Coope Taylor Walker/../../Pub Directory

* Provided By Greg Naulls

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 12:24:48 BST