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Kilburn pub history index
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Middlesex.
At 50 Cambridge Road in Willesden 1881 census
Shakespeare Tavern, 106 Cambridge Road, Kilburn - in the 1960s
Kindly provided by Kwaku
The pop group shown include Stan Pindar
Alan & Corinna welcomes you to the Shakespeare, 106 Cambridge Road NW6 - A Whitbread House
Kindly provided by Tom Crossley
Residents at this address
1871/Edward B Clinton/Licensed Victualler/52/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sophia Emma Clinton/Wife/46/St Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1871/Arthur John Clinton/Son, Under Graduate Cambridge/19/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Clinton/Daughter/17/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Kate Clinton/Daughter/15/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jessie Clinton/Daughter/13/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1874/William Richards/../../../Post Office Directory
1878/Wm Richards/../../../Post Office Directory
1881/John Walters/Licensed Victualler/38/Devon/Census
1890/Mrs Martha Silvester/../../../Post Office Directory
1894/Mrs Martha Silvester/../../../Post Office Directory
[Walter Silvester Jones is at the following - The Rutland Tavern, Lewisham ; Shakespeare Tavern, Kilburn ; Queen’s Head, Finchley ; and The George, Trinity Square, Soho] **
The divorce of Walter Silvester Jones against his wife Alice Florence Jones (nee Stanbury) references in August 1889 where he quotes 106 Cambridge road as his residence - the Shakespeare Tavern, Kilburn. He is a Licensed Victualler, son of John Jones, Licensed Victualler, deceased. The decree dated 1907 also lists the Queen’s Head, Finchley as his address.
1899/Edward Fuller Cripps/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/John Russell/Licensed Victualler/57/Sidmouth, Devon/Census
1911/Harriett Anne Russell/Wife/51/St Heliers, Jersey/Census
1911/Ivy Belle Russell/Daughter/16/Sidmouth, Devon/Census
1911/Sybil Margery Russell/Daughter/8/Sidmouth, Devon/Census
1914/William George Coxen/../../../Post Office Directory
1926/William George Coxen/../../../Post Office Directory
1938/London Catering Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory
My parents were the publicans, from about 1958 until it was demolished, we then moved to the Earl Derby in Kilburn High road for a number of years. Opposite the Shakespeare was Chris Blackwell's (Island Records) first studio, so pretty much everyone who went there came in the pub too.
Fond memories are of getting Millie (my boy lollipop) a glass of milk and sitting down with her, and another time of my mum refusing to serve Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. *
* Provided By Tom Crossley
** Provided By Farida Shaikh