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Freemasons Tavern, 271 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town E16

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This pub closed in 2001 and is now in hostel use (2011). **

Freemasons Tavern, 271 Victoria Dock Road, Canning Town E16

The Freemasons Tavern, junction of Victoria Dock Road and Freemasons Road.  lately became 'The Barge' circa 1951

Thanks to Lal & Amy

Freemasons Tavern, 271 Victoria Dock Road, E16 - in March 2011

Freemasons Tavern, 271 Victoria Dock Road, E16 - in March 2011

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1862/Joseph Stanley Pilgrim/../../../Kelly's

1867/John Tonkinson/../../../Post Office

1870/George Turner/../../../Kelly's

1871/George Turner/Licenced Victualler/37/Bridgewater, Somerset/Census
1871/Elizabeth Turner/Wife/38/Thunster, Somerset/Census
1871/Matilda Taylor/Sister in Law, Barmaid/28/Thunster, Somerset/Census
1871/Mary Tallentire/Domestic servant/23/Walworth, Surrey/Census

1874/George Solomon/../../../Kelly's

1878/John Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1881/John Osborne/Licensed Victualler/46/Messing, Essex/Census
1881/Matilda Osborne/Daughter/19/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Augusta Osborne/Daughter/17/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Susan Osborne/Sister in Law, Bar Assistant/53/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1881/Emma Osborne/Niece, Bar Assistant/19/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Harrison/Brother in Law, Barman/43/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Mary Harrison/Sister, Domestic Cook/36/Messing, Essex/Census
1881/William ? Harrison/Nephew/13/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ada Harrison/Niece/12/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Harrison/Niece/11/Millwall, Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert Harrison/Nephew/8/Millwall, Middlesex/Census

1882/John Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1886/John Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1891/James Nares/Licensed Victualler/28/Driffield, Yorkshire/Census
1891/Augusta M Nares/Wife/27/Lambeth, London/Census
1891/Ada M Harrison/Cousin, Bar Assistant/22/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Henry Trundle/Manager/25/Sandringham, Norfolk/Census
1891/Emma Elmes/Visitor, Widow/30/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1891/Alfred Hopkins/Pot Boy/15/Custon House, Essex/Census
1891/Margaret O'Reidon/Domestic Servant/27/Kerry, Ireland/Census

1896/James Nares/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Walker Almond/Manager Public House/37/Lancashire/Census
1901/Eleanor S/Manageress/33/Bow, London/Census
1901/Emelia M Stone/Sister in Law, Assistant/35/Bow, London/Census
1901/Susan Stone/Sister in Law, Assistant/29/Bow, London/Census
1901/Edward Kluish/Barman/26/Hants/Census
1901/James Kluish/Barman/21/Stepney, London/Census

1902/Mrs James Nares/../../../Kelly's

1906/Mrs Matilda Charlotte Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1911/Henry Perry/Public House Manager/49/Canning Town, Essex/Census
1911/Amelia Perry/Wife, Assistant/37/Bradford, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Elsie Perry/Daughter/13/Bradford, Yorkshire/Census
1911/William Baker/Barman/26/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1911/Bert Sharp/Barman/22/Old Ford, London/Census
1911/Thomas Harrison/Barman/32/Custom House, Essex/Census
1911/Amelia Osborne/General Servant/49/Chelsea, London/Census

My grandfather's brother ran the pub from 1914 as detailed in your list of occupants, Harry Hunt. *

My mother and her brother, both still alive, remember family weekends spent there. Uncle Harry had the pub but lived in Hornchurch during the week and my grandfather John Hunt ran the pub weekdays. *

The pub had a licence from 6am to serve Docker's coming on/off shift who used the footbridge to come off the docks. *

1914/Collinson & Hunt/../../../Kelly's

In 1921 census at 271, Victoria Dock Road, West Ham - partial document
John Hunt, Head, aged 32
Ivy Lottie Turner, Niece, aged 22
Janie Eleanor Hunt, Sister-in-law, aged 33
_ Bursey, Servant, aged 23
_ Adams, Servant, aged 30
_ Adams, Servant, aged 17
_ McKie, Servant, aged 24
_ McDonald, Servant, aged 21
_ Doughty, Servant, aged 65
_ O'Leary, Servant, aged 27
John Edward Hunt, Nephew, aged 8 months, and born in Plumstead, Kent, England

1923/Edward Collinson, Edmund Henry Cooper & Harry Elijah Hunt, trading as Collinson & Hunt / Licensed Victuallers/../London Gazette, 8 June 1923 **

1934/William Edward Chandler/../../../Kelly's

1938/William Edward Chandler/../../../Kelly's

1940/Harold A Hasleham/../../../Kelly's

1944/Jn Richard Murphy & Mrs Annie Neary/../../../Post Office Directory

1946/William Moran & Mrs Annie Neary/../../../Post Office Directory **

My uncle and aunt, Bob and Maureen Conway, managed the pub in the late 1950's….I think at least as early as 1954….maybe earlier…..but their management of the pub ended in 1959 after my uncle died. ***
I remember visiting quite often from Ilford…..and my parents did the vacation coverage for them.



* Provided by Barrie Palmer

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Peter Cross

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