Tidal Basin Tavern, 31 Tidal Basin Road, Victoria Docks, Canning Town E16

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It closed in 1997 and is now in a derelict condition. ** Formerly known as Rivers and demolished around 2014. *

Tidal Basin Tavern, 31 Tidal Basin Road - in December 2006

Tidal Basin Tavern, 31 Tidal Basin Road - in December 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Tidal Basin Sign - 1950  Tidal Basin Sign - 1950
Tidal Basin Pub Sign - January 1950
Kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson

Residents at this address

1862/William Shaw/../../../Kelly's

1867/John Morsley/../../../Post Office

1870/John Morsley/../../../Kelly's

1871/John Morsley/Licenced Victualler/41/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Eliza Morsley/Wife/39/B??ley Heath, Kent/Census
1871/Arthur Morsley/Son/9/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Ernest Morsley/Son/9/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Thomas Taylor/Boarder, Engineer/36/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/Eliza Black/Barmaid/27/Blackwall, Middx/Census
1871/David Dent/Waiter/30/Thetford, Norfolk/Census
1871/Elizabeth Cartwright/Cook/30/Woodmanstone, Surrey/Census
1871/Mary Mills/Housemaid/17/Welling, Kent/Census

1874/John Morsley/../../../Kelly's

1878/John Morsley/../../../Kelly's

1881/Edward WaltonLicensed Victualler/36/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa B. Walton/Wife/33/Clapham, Surrey/Census
1881/Louisa K. Walton/Daughter/5/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Agnes H. Walton/Daughter/3/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Marion E. Walton/Daughter/1/West Ham, Essex/Census
1881/Harriett Bovingdon/Sister in Law, Barmaid/37/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/George Oxford/Nephew, Barman/20/Kew, Middlesex/Census
1881/George V. Weedon/Barman/19/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Hughes/Potman/20/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Sarah Haslop/Housemaid/17/Kingsland, Middlesex/Census
1881/Phoebe A. Stevens/Cook/22/Rotherhithe, Kent/Census
1881/Harriett A. Spencer/Nursemaid/14/St. George, Middlesex/Census

1882/Edward Wrainch Walter/../../../Kelly's

1886/Alfred William Knotts/../../../Kelly's

1891/Charles Short/Licensed Victualler/37/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Mary Ann Short/Wife/37/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Charles Short/Son/14/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Reuben Short/Son/10/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Jessie Short/Daughter/12/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/William Short/Son/7/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Henry/Father, Barman, widow/66/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Louisa Ellis/Barmaid/25/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1891/Sarah J Willitts/Domestic Servant/19/Silvertown, Essex/Census

1896/Ernest Payne/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Ernest Thomas Payne/Licensed Victualler/32/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Ellen Payne/Mother, Widow/70/Cork, Ireland/Census
1901/Alice Payne/Sister/26/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Florence Thompson/Housemaid/20/Poplar, London/Census

1902/Ernest Thomas Payne/../../../Kelly's

1908/George Brighton/../../../Kelly's

1911/Francis John Brooks/Licensed Victuallers manager/41/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Katherine Brooks/Wife, Mangeress/41/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Ellen Elizabeth Brooks/Daughter, Barmaid/17/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Jane kathleen Brooks/Daughter, Barmaid/19/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Francis John Brooks/Son, Errand Boy/15/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Henry Kirly/Potman/25/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Emma Hardy/Housemaid/19/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Suie Alderman/Cook/32/Southampton/Census

1912/Mrs. Sarah Ann Cundy/../../../Kelly's

1914/Mrs. Sarah Ann Cundy/../../../Kelly's

1917/Mrs. Sarah Ann Cundy/../../../Kelly's

1925/Mrs. Sarah Ann Cundy/../../../Kelly's

1934/Thomas Mercer/../../../Kelly's

1935/Thomas Mercer/../../../Post Office Directory **

1950/Jim Church/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

"While not unique, a double sided inn sign is sufficiently unusual to have aroused considerable interest. Especially around the docks area where the Tidal Basin Tavern is known as one of the most persistently blitzed of all dockland houses.

On Monday, January 30th, a new sign was unveiled there by the bos'n of the Royal Mail Ship, Highland Brigade. The sign bears on one side the painting of the Highland Brigade, a 14,700 ton vessel, and on the other a painting of the Teviot, a paddle steamer which sailed from the London Docks in 1847.

Jim Church, the licensee of the Tidal Basin Tavern, and his wife, are well known to the crews of the Royal Mail Line Ships, which berth at the Royal Victoria Docks, adjacent to the house. At the time of the unveiling, the Highland Brigade was at anchor and the outline of the ship, against the skyline behind the Tidal Basin Tavern, was a fitting background to such an occasion.

A party from the Bolivian Embassy was present at the unveiling (the Royal Mail Line Ships call at S America0, and J W C Lynch, R J Bracken and H G Spillane represented the brewery." - Spring 1950 'The Black Eagle, Quarterly Journal of Truman's Brewers ***

J Burton, died on May 16th 1961, aged 90 years. He had been the licensee of the Prince of Wales, Enfield, for twenty seven years; and previously at the Tidal Basin Tavern and the Ram, Silvertown - Black Eagle Journal ***

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** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

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