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Cogers Hall, 15 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, St Brides London

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The address in 1938 and 1944 is at Salisbury square.

This pub was formally called the White Bear and appears as such in records throughout the time it was also known as the Cogers Hall. The Cogers were a debating society, formed at this pub in 1755 and moving to the Barley Mow in 1871. The pub was sold (as the White Bear) and demolished in 1895. But a replacement pub survives – it is the St Bride’s Tavern and the address is today given as 1 Bridewell Place. **

St Bride’s Tavern, 1 Bridewell Place - in October 2010

St Bride’s Tavern, 1 Bridewell Place - in October 2010

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1794/William Towers/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1825/Mr Langman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

April 1827/George Longman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1833/George Longman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1834/George Langman/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1839/Jane Langman/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Thomas Ashton/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Thomas Ashton/../../../P.O. Directory **

1848/Thomas Ashton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Thomas Edwards/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1854/James Frederick Simes / Landlord /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1856/J F Simes/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1866/Frederick Winter / Barman /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

March 1866/James Edbrooke/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press ****

March 1866/Charles Wright/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press ****

1869/Chas Wright/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1874/Samuel Percy Judd/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Samuel Judd/Licensed Victualler/43/Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Walter Page/Barman/19/Middlesex/Census
1881/Herbert Vaughan/Potman/26/Worcester/Census
1881/Alice Wilson/Kitchen Maid/21/Camberwell/Census
1881/Jane Stiles/Housemaid/22/Camden Town/Census
1881/Sarah Winkle/Cook, Widow/51/City of London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Samuel Percy Judd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Judd & Simmons/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Thomas Lee/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Thomas Clothier/../../../P.O. Directory **

1917/Albert & Edward Archer/../../../P. O. Directory **

1932/Goodhews Ltd/../../../P.O. Directory **

1938/Sydney Collinson/../../../P.O. Directory **

1938/S H Collinson/Cogers, Salisbury square EC4/../../BT Telephone Directory [CENtral 2942] ****

1944/Mrs Emily E Collinson/../../../P.O. Directory **

Eve Pattiner and Australian servicemen at the Cogers

Eve Pattiner and Australian servicemen at the Cogers

Kindly provided by Clive Wawn

In WWII, my father and many of his RAAF colleagues used to frequent a Pub called Coger's, after Coger's Hall, Bride Lane and it was owned by the Collinson family. I believe it is now the St Bride's Tavern which fronts Bridewell Place these days.
I am writing a screenplay and trying to get it as accurate as I can. I have been in touch with St Brides Tavern and they don't have any history.
Coger's Hall Debating Society was broad in it's location but appears to have been held at this location prior to moving out of London.
Surprisingly, there is little information about Coger's at the turn of WWII as a popular venue for Aussie servicemen. At the time it was owned by the Collinson Family and Eve Pattiner (daughter of the Collinsons) was a popular hostess. Her husband was killed early in the war.

Visitors on the first page of the visitors book at the Cogers - include C N Wawn (Bardie) and Bluey Truscott

Visitors on the first page of the visitors book at the Cogers - include C N Wawn (Bardie) and Bluey Truscott

Kindly provided by Clive Wawn

Dad and Bluey earned the DFC (Bluey twice). They were returned to Australia in March 1942. The DFC is the Distinguished Flying Cross, this is one of the highest awards available for airmen. *

1945/S H Collinson/Cogers, Salisbury square EC4/../../BT Telephone Directory [CENtral 2942] ****

1949/S H Collinson/Cogers, Salisbury square EC4/../../BT Telephone Directory [CENtral 2942] ****


* Provided By Clive Wawn

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


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