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Golden Lion, 51 Dean Street, St Annes, Soho W1

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Rebuilt for William Younger around 1929/30. Known at the time as Ye Golden Lion.

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

Golden Lion, 51 Dean Street, St Annes, Soho W1 - in August 2016

Golden Lion, 51 Dean Street, St Annes, Soho W1 - in August 2016

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1841/S Joynson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/John Butler/../../../Post Office Directory *

October1853/Mary Jackson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

October 1853/Charles Shurey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1856/Charles Shurey/../../../Post Office Directory *

October1863/William Henry Burgoyne/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser ****

October 1863/John Offard Page/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser ****

1869/William Hen Shoobert/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Jules Ramel/Publican/45/(F), France/Census ****
1881/Amelia Ramel/Wife/30/Brixton, Surrey/Census
1881/Charles Ramel/Son/3 months/Soho, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Frome/Barmaid/24/Hampshire/Census

1891/John Robert Macleod/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Mrs Emma Jane Minter/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Jacobus Adriaanus Scalongne/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Charles S Andrews/Licensed Victualler/45/Castle Cary, Somerset/Census ****
1901/Leslie S Andrews/Wife/29/Paddington, London/Census
1901/Leslie Maud Andrews/Daughter/5/Islington, London/Census
1901/Annie Ellis/Barmaid/24/South Norwood/Census
1901/Percy B Crisp/Barman/29/Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire/Census
1901/Fred Crowsdall/Boarder, Tailor/21/Preston, Lancashire/Census

1910/Herbert Lyon Clanchy/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Max Rosenz/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Miss Dorothy Moore/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Wilfred Goodridge/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Geo Jefcoate/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My dad and mum were resident managers in 1940, maybe earlier at the King William IV in Poplar. Their names were Edward John Mair and Alice Edith Mair (Know as Ted and Alice); the card I still have says Ted and Alice welcome you. I lived there with them until my mum died in 1954. Dad and I moved to the Golden Lion in Dean Street, Soho W1. any historical facts (apart from the ghost we had there) would be of great interest. ***

We were always told it dated back to late 1500's. Dad and I moved here in 1954, after the death of mum, and were there until about 1961/ 1962. I was married from there and sang in some nightclubs in the area, I was the most protected teenager in Soho though. Dad looked a lot like Churchill so he was known as the 'King of Soho' at that time. The ghost part really was there. it seems according to the history of the place that if you were single you were fine, but several managers/owners back the story goes that the husband pushed the wife down the stairs from the lounge bar area to the public bar area, she broke her neck and died, and he in remorse hung himself over the same spot. I / we used to get furniture moved and cups put away and all sorts of goings on.

Dad died in 1962 and that was just a short time after he retired from the Lion. I know he would be rolling in his grave if he could see what they have done to the Lion, and the William. He was a very traditional publican. ***

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Tris

*** Provided By Barbara Morrison

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Thursday, 14-Jun-2018 12:03:16 BST