Acton pub history index
At 299 High Street in 1899 and earlier; and at Acton Hill in 1874. This pub is now called the Red Lion & Pineapple ** The pub opened as a Wetherspoons pub on the 20th December 1993 and is still trading in 2018. The addition of the Pineapple to the name was in about 1965, see below, as there was once a Pineapple beer & wine retailer next door ( back in the 1880s!).
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Red Lion, 183 High Street, Acton - in March 2010
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.
1826/Thomas Ives/../../../Pigots Directory
1839/Thomas Ives/../../../Pigots Directory
1855/Mrs Hannah Tickner/../../../Post Office Directory **
1866/Mrs H Tickner/../../../Post Office Directory
May 1870/John Tickner/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1870/Eli Andrews/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1874/George William Maynard/../../../Post Office Directory
1878/Daniel North/../../../Post Office Directory
1881/Jane North/Licensed Victualler, Widow/39/East Bergholt, Suffolk/Census
1881/Emily Bickel/Barmaid/20/Eltham, Kent/Census
1881/William Jarvis/Potman/40/Acton, Middlesex/Census
1889/Arthur John Jones/../../../Kelly’s Directory for Ealing, Acton, etc... 1889/90 **
1890/Arthur John Jones/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Eliza Shipp/Domestic Servant/18/Cambridge/Census
1891/Margaret Boston/Barmaid/20/America (British subject)/Census
1893/James Hitchcock/../../../Kelly’s Directory for Ealing, Acton, etc... 1893/94 **
1894/James Hitchcock/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/James Hitchcock/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/James Ringwood/Licensed Victualler/38/Hammersmith, London/Census
1911/Rose Ringwood/Wife/38/Kentish Town, London/Census
1911/Donald Ringwood/Son/8/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1911/Doris Ringwood/Daughter/6/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1911/Enid Ringwood/Daughter/5/Acton, Middlesex/Census
1911/Elizabeth Edwards/Nurse, Professional/41/Winchester/Census
1911/Edith Cane/Nurse/23/Farringdon, Berkshire/Census
1911/Margaret Sheehan/Cook, Widow/52/Cork, Ireland/Census
1911/Gertrude Dearing/Kitchenmaid/22/Causton, Norfolok/Census
1911/Sidney Wollerton/Cellerman & Barman/29/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1911/John Daley/Barman/22/Trilee, Ireland/Census
1911/Margaret O'Loughlin/Waitress, Grill Rooms/27/Alton, Hampshire/Census
1914/James Ringwood/../../../Post Office Directory
1926/ Mrs Louisa Reynolds Hallett/../../../Post Office Directory
1929/Mrs L R Hallett/../../../Acton Directory
1934/Mrs L B Hallett/../../../Post Office Directory
1938/Charles Hatchman/../../../Post Office Directory
1939/A W Lambert/../../../Acton Directory
Kate A Booker (nee Feaviour) marries Reginald A Booker in 1931, and in the 1939 electoral register she is living at the Railway Hotel, in Ealing with her inlaws,
1944/Mrs Kate Booker/../../../Post Office Directory
1949/Reginald A Booker/281 High street///Electoral Register
1949/Kate A Booker/281 High street///Electoral Register
1949/Elizabeth Booth/281 High street///Electoral Register
1949/Ivy Cole/281 High street///Electoral Register
1949/Bridget O'Dwyer/281 High street///Electoral Register
1949/Margaret O'Dwyer/281 High street///Electoral Register
1949/Patricia O'Dwyer/281 High street///Electoral Register
1952/Reginald A Booker/281 High street///Electoral Register
1952/Kate A Booker/281 High street///Electoral Register
1952/James Greenham/281 High street///Electoral Register
1952/Geoffrey Law/281 High street///Electoral Register
After a visit to this old pub in Acton, and reading the story of its name on the menu card. I have to tell you that their information is incorrect as my husband’s family ran this as a Fullers pub since the late thirties.
The Pineapple “bit” of the name came from the Booker family at around 1965/66 when they decided to add the pineapple to the name to distinguish it from all the other “Red Lion” pubs in town. The pineapple was indeed a pub next door before the tram depot was built and the Bookers therefore attached this to the name in memorial as it were.
My husband’s mother Mrs Kate Booker, otherwise known as Kitty ran the pub
whilst her husband was away during the war and my husband was born in this
pub just after the war. The pineapple now under the nose of the figure of
the red lion ( which we have a photo of said husband as a two year old
sitting on! )was added by the Booker family at the time mentioned. *
* Provided By Joanna
** Provided By Stephen Harris
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