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White Swan, 21 Great Alie Street, Whitechapel

Whitechapel pub history index

Address formerly 36 Great Alie Street in 1869 and earlier. This pub was present by 1809. **

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

White Swan, 21 Great Alie Street - in September 2006

White Swan, 21 Great Alie Street - 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.

1839/Claus Helmeken/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Claus Helmeken/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/C Helmeken/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1851/Mrs C Helmeken/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1851/Catherine Helmeken/Licensed Victualler, Widow/56/St Anns Covent Garden, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Henry Helmeken/Son, Tailor/25/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charles F Helmeken/Son, Carpenter/23/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizth Helmeken/Daughter, Dressmaker/19/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Catherine Perry/Daughter, Beer Shop Keeper, Widow/32/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census

1856/Mrs G Helmeken/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1864/Catherine Helmeken/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1864/Herman Hostelman/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1866/Herman Bostelman/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1866/Joseph Wells/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

August 1867/Joseph Wells/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

August 1867/William Fryer/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1869/Mrs Mary Ann Fryer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

January 1869/Mary Ann Fryer/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1869/Thomas Usher/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1872/Thomas Usher/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1872/Richard Woods/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1874/R Woods/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

1881/Richard Woods/Licensed Victualler/46/Godalming, Surrey/Census
1881/Louisa W Woods/Wife/52/Hosden, Hertford/Census
1881/Alice Hulls/Niece, Barmaid/16/Cheshunt, Hertford/Census
1881/Albert Briant/Potman/26/Halstead, Essex/Census
1881/Lydia Mason/General Servant/17/Bury St Edmunds/Census

1882/Richard Woods/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Richard Woods/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Richard Woods/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Richard Woods/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Frederick Willenbrock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Frederick Willenbrock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/David Kingberg/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/David Kingberg/Licensed Victualler/29/Whitechapel, London/Census ****
1911/Kate Kingberg/Wife/28/Whitechapel, London/Census
1911/George Denham/Potman/41/Lambeth, London/Census
1911/Grace Sullivan/General Servant/20/Canning Town, London/Census

1914/David Kingberg/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/David Kingberg/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Jacob Streletskie/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1935/Patrick F McGrath /../../../PO Directory **

1938/Hyman Louis Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Joseph Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

Laurie and Dora Rosenthal at the White Swan, Great Alie Street, Whitechapel - circa late 1950s

Laurie and Dora Rosenthal at the White Swan, Great Alie Street, Whitechapel - circa late 1950s

Kindly provided by Toni Koppel

My Great Grandmother, Mrs S Rosenthal, used to run the Frying Pan, in Brick Lane, Spitalfields.  The last time I was there, I remember seeing a huge frying pan attached to the outside wall and before it was the Sheraz it was an Indian Restaurant called the Frying Pan. I had never noticed the frying pans in the terracotta work just below the roof until seeing pictures of them today on the internet. *

My grandfather was Laurie Rosenthal, (Sarah's son) and he used to run the White Swan in Great Alie Street. His wife, Dora,  was famous around the East End for her lunches - she would make all types of deeply filled and delicious sandwiches and rolls, and every day she cooked something different in the tiny kitchen upstairs. Her steak and kidney pies were as famous as Betty's Hotpots from Corrie! As a child in the 1960s I used to stay there overnight occasionally (huge living quarters upstairs) and help make up the sandwiches and take them downstairs, and help my grandad washing up the glasses whilst standing on a chair to reach the sink behind the bar! Some of the customers used to put coppers in a Toby jug on the counter 'for the help'! *

1956/L Rosenthal/../../../BT Telephone Directory ****

1961/L Rosenthal/../../../BT Telephone Directory ****


* Provided By Toni Koppel

*** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Friday, 15-Jun-2018 18:28:14 BST