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Halfway House, 28 Webber Street, Southwark St George Martyr

Southwark St George Martyr index

at 50 Webber Street in 1881 census and until at least 1938; This pub is now called the Stage Door (2008). ** The address is also 29 Webber Street in 1856 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. It is named as the Old Halfway House for many years (at least between the 1895 and 1938 directories). *

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

Halfway House, 28 Webber Street, London, SE1 - circa 1965

Halfway House, 28 Webber Street, London, SE1 - circa 1965

I believe that the little boy in the photo is Graeme Duckworth, holding the hand of my father, William Duckworth, who was the pub's tenant from 1964 to 1968.

Kindly provided by Jean Duckworth


(Old) Halfway House, 28 Webber Street, London, SE1 - in May 2008

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.

1822/John Rouse/Halfway House, Webber Street/../../Victuallers Recognizance ****

1825/William Foster/../../../Victuallers Recognizance ****

1826/William Foster/../../../Victuallers Recognizance ****

1839/John Robert Mills/../../../Pigots Directory **

1841/John R Mills/../../../Post Office Directory **

1851/Thos Everard/../../../Post Office Directory **

1851/Thomas Everard/Licensed Victualler/39/Suffolk/Census ****
1851/Sarah Everard/Wife/53/Kingston, Surrey/Census
1851/John Everett/Nephew, Barman/23/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Arthur Everard/Cousin, Barman/17/Wickham Brook, Suffolk/Census
1851/Richard Adams/Potman/26/Woodbridge, Suffolk/Census
1851/Phoebe Howlett/Cook/22/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census

1852/Thos Everard/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/William Fitch/../../../Post Office Directory *

1861/William Fitch/Victualler/39/Thurlow, Suffolk/Census ****
1861/Sarah E Fitch/Wife/34/St Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Julia E Fitch/Daughter/8/Holborn. Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Fitch/Sister, Barmaid/27/Thurlow, Suffolk/Census
1861/James Fitch/Brother, Barman/23/Thurlow, Suffolk/Census
1861/Charles Fitch/Brother, Barman/21/Thurlow, Suffolk/Census
1861/Elizabeth Cranfield/House Servant/26/Southwark, Surrey/Census

1869/William Fitch/../../../Post Office Directory **

April 1871/Sarah Elizabeth Fitch/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

April 1871/Charles Fitch/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1875/Charles Fitch/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Charles Fitch/Licensed Victualler, Widow/40/Thurlow, Suffolk/Census ****
1881/Charles Cullingford/Nephew, Barman/17/Barsham, Suffolk/Census
1881/Emily Roper/Barmaid/23/Laindon, Essex/Census
1881/Annie Sullivan/Domestic Servant/34/Ireland/Census

1882/Charles Fitch/../../../Post Office Directory **

1884/Hy Pierson/../../../Post Office Directory **

1889/John Clark/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/James Loomes/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/James Loomes/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/George Spice/../../../Kellys Directory **

1903/Fredk Foley/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Robert Eaton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/John Joseph Fitzgibbon/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Jno Fitzgibbon/../../../Hughes Directory **

1934/Mrs Kate E Dormer/../../../Kellys Directory **

1938/Mrs Kate E Dormer/../../../Post Office Directory **

1941/Mrs Kate E Dormer/../../../Post Office Directory **

My father, William Duckworth, was the tenant, tied to the landlord brewer, Watneys (can't remember which incarnation of the company). We moved there when I was three years old, leaving when I was seven for my father to take over the Southdown hotel/pub in Northcourt Road, Worthing, West Sussex ***

1964 - 68/William Duckworth/../../../Post Office Directory ***

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Graeme Duckworth

**** Provided By Kevan

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