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Red Lion, 281 High Street, Acton W3

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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

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/Charles Leni/Publican/64/London/Census
1891/Eliza Leni/Wife/55/Cambridge/Census
1891/Eliza Shipp/Domestic Servant/18/Cambridge/Census
1891/John Covell/Potman/26/Acton/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/Rachel Parkes/Housemaid/28/Liverpool/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

And Last updated on: Tuesday, 10-Jul-2018 13:07:42 BST