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Bricklayers Arms, 32 Waterman Street, Putney, London SW15 1DD

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Still trading in 2018 and with awards as one of the best pubs in the country, and CAMRA awards. It re-opened in 2005 after being saved from demolition; and apparently dates back to 1826. Waterman street was named River street until about 1940. It is only listed by address on most of this site, as it was previously a beer house.
The 1911 census lists the address as at 32 River street, and next in the census is Gay street, which is the earlier address as River street was only numbered to #12 in the 1901 census. In the 1871 census, there is a beer house at 18 Gay street.

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Residents at this address

1867/Miss Mary Green, Beer Retailer, Gay street, Putney/../../Putney Directory

1871/Mary Ann Woodman/Beer House Keeper/46/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1871/James Green/Nephew, carriers Boy/16/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census

1878/William Humphrys, Beer Retailer, Gay street, Putney/../../Post Office Directory

1880/John Trippas, Beer Retailer, Gay street, Putney SW/../../Post Office Directory

1881/John Trippas/Licensed Victualler/42/Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Trippes/Wife/50/Marks Tey, Essex/Census

1891/John Trippas, Beer Retailer, Gay street, Putney SW/../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Trippas/Beer House Keeper/53/Eaton square, Middlesex/Census
1891/Mary A Trippes/Wife/60/Marks tay, Essex/Census

John Trippas is buried on August 27th 1891, aged 52 years

1900/Mary Ann Trippas, Beer Retailer, 1 Gay street, Putney SW/../../Post Office Directory

1901/Mary Ann Trippas/Beer House Keeper, Widow/70/Coggeshall, Essex/Census
1901/Edith V Draper/Visitor, Barmaid/25/Yorkshire/Census
1901/Elizabeth Ann kent/Visitor/62/Chelsea/Census

In 1906, Walter William Charles Barklamb, aged 36, marries Ada Jane Everett, aged 25; at Shoreditch. He is a hotel manager, and both list their address as at 7 Foundry walk.

1911/Walter Barklamb/Beer Retailer/40/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Ada Barklamb/Wife/29/Shoreditch, London/Census
1911/Kathleen Barklamb/Daughter/4/London, Ontario, Canada/Census

By 1912, they are listed at 30 Rossington Street, Hackney - the Hope & Anchor; at the baptism of their daughter Mabel Barklamb.

1919/Thomas Laing Allan, beer retailer, 32 River Street, Putney SW15/../../Post Office Directory

1922/George Fenton, beer retailer, 32 River Street, Putney SW15/../../Post Office Directory

1925/George A Fenton, beer retailer, 32 River Street, Putney SW15/../../Post Office Directory

My Grandmother and my Dad lived in Edmund Arms, Garton street at the end of the war. I have letters and financial statements addressed to my Grandmother there from 1946 - 1951 ish. Her name was Ethel Blanche Higgs.
She was also involved with the Bull pub in Mitcham (family pub from 1890-1950) and also the Bricklayers Arms in Putney too.

1930/Edwin Higgs, beer retailer, 32 River Street, Putney SW15/../../Post Office Directory

1934/Edwin Higgs, beer retailer, 32 River Street, Putney SW15/../../Post Office Directory

1938/Edwin Higgs, beer retailer, 32 River Street, Putney SW15/../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 at the Bricklayers Arms Wine & Bar, 32 Waterman Street, Putney, Wandsworth
Annie Higgs, Bar & Wine Licensee, Widowed, born 28 Mar 1883
John D Higgs, Manager, born 25 Sep 1883
Ethel B Higgs, Wife, born 22 Nov 1894
Jane Davison, later Ainsworth, Female Companion, born 04 Feb 1888

1940, John David Higgs of 32 Waterman street Putney Surrey died 9 March 1940 at St Stephens Hospital Fulham road London Administration London 27 April to Ethel Blanche Higgs widow. Effects £643 0s 9d.

1942/Mrs Annie Higgs, beer retailer, 32 Waterman Street SW15/../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Ethel Higgs, beer retailer, 32 Waterman Street SW15/../../Post Office Directory


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