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California Arms, 12 Albert road, North Woolwich E16

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In October 2007, the California is now closed and near derelict.** Demolished by 2010. *

North Woolwich Trade Directory Listings

At 37 Manor Way in 1902; In Albert Road by 1944

The California, North Woolwich c: 1976

The California, North Woolwich c: 1976.

Thanks to Lal & Amy

California, 12 Albert Road, E16 - in October 2007

California, 12 Albert Road, E16 - in October 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1861/John Stemp/Cattle Dealer/43/Brentford, Middx/Census
1861/Louisa Stemp/Wife/31/Smedwick, Staff/Census
1861/Mary Ann Stemp/Daughter/14/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1861/John Stemp/Son/9/California, Nevada/Census
1861/James Stemp/Son/7/Galey, Staff/Census
1861/Sarah Stemp/Daughter/5/East Ham, Essex/Census
1861/Louisa Stemp/Daughter/2/East Ham, Essex/Census
1861/Thomas Stemp/Son/11 months/East Ham, Essex/Census

1862/John Stamp/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1867/John Stamp/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

Note: Premises not named prior to 1870

1870/John Stamp/../../../Kelly's

1871/John Stamp/Publican/54/Brentford, Middx/Census
1871/Louisa Stamp/Wife/42/Smedwick, Staff/Census
1871/John Stamp/Son/19/California, Nevada/Census
1871/James Stamp/Son/17/Galey, Staff/Census
1871/Sarah Stamp/Daughter/15/East Ham, Essex/Census
1871/Louisa Stamp/Daughter/12/East Ham, Essex/Census
1871/Thomas Stamp/Son/10/East Ham, Essex/Census
1871/Jane Stamp/Daughter/7/East Ham, Essex/Census
1871/Alice Stamp/Daughter/3/East Ham, Essex/Census

May 1872/John Stamp, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1872/Louisa Stamp/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1874/John Stamp/../../../Kelly's

1878/Mrs. Louisa Stamp/../../../Kelly's

1881/Louisa Stamp/Publican/50/Sinedick, Stafford/Census
1881/John Stamp/Son, (ISVT) Publican/29/California/Census
1881/Thomas Stamp/Son, (ISVT) Publican/20/North Woolwich, Essex/Census
1881/Jane Stamp/Daughter/17/North Woolwich, Essex/Census
1881/Alice Stamp/Daughter/14/North Woolwich, Essex/Census
1881/Ellen Stamp/Daughter/23/South Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Nelson Stamp/Son/2/North Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Louisa Stamp/Daughter/1/North Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Amelia Hornsey/Daughter/4/North Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Mary A. Snelling/General Servant/25/North Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/John Wright/Lodger, Labourer/85/Stafford/Census

1882/Mrs. Louisa Stamp/../../../Kelly's

1886/Mrs. Louisa Stamp/../../../Kelly's

1891/Louisa Stemp/Licensed Victualler/62/Smethwick, Staff/Census
1891/James Stamp/Son, Assistant/36/Galey, Staff/Census
1891/Alice Barwick/Daughter/23/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Herbert Barwick/Son in Law, Assistant/27/Silvertown, Essex/Census
1891/Edward Hornsey/Son in Law, Widow/38/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Louisa Hornsey/Grand Daughter/16/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Alma Hornsey/Grand Daughter/14/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Jane Hornsey/Grand Daughter/12/Woolwich, Kent/Census

1896/Herbert Barwick/../../../Post Office Directory

1896/Herbert Francis Barwick/../../../Petty Sessions

23/6/1900/George Charles Hewitt/../../../Petty Sessions

1902/George Charles Hewitt/../../../Petty Sessions

1902/George C Hewett/../../../Kelly's

1911/Joseph Storrie/Licensed Victualler/51/Glasgow, Scotland/Census
1911/Jane Storrie/Wife/48/Glasgow, Scotland/Census
1911/Jane Storrie/Daughter, Assistant/20/Glasgow, Scotland/Census
1911/Alex Storrie/Son, Apprentice Tin Smith/19/Greenock, Scotland/Census
1911/Margret Storrie/Daughter/17/London East/Census
1911/Robert Storrie/Son, Apprentice Boiler Maker/16/London East/Census
1911/Hendry Storrie/Son/11/London East/Census
1911/Elpeth Storrie/Daughter/10/London East/Census
1911/James Storrie/Son/8/London East/Census
1911/Joseph Storrie/Son/6/London East/Census
1911/Harold Storrie/Son/5/London East/Census
1911/Ethel Storrie/Daughter/3/London East/Census

1919/Arthur Elonza Eversden/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Leonard O Golding/../../../Post Office Directory

1961/Mr & Mrs A F Germany/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

Mr & Mrs Germany, at the California, North Wollwich in 1961

Mr & Mrs Germany, at the California, North Wollwich in 1961

Kindly supplied by Alex Wilkinson

Mrs Germany, wife of A F Germany, tenant of California Arms, died on August 16th 1961 - Black Eagle Journal ***

In the summer of 1977 I moved to Penn in Buckinghamshire with my mother and her new partner who ran the Rose and Crown public house there.
Two summers later in 1979 they left to live in and run the Angler's Retreat in Dagenham, leaving in December 1981. Having married in Penn they were at that time -  Ella and Roy Sharkey, along with me, Christopher, being Ella's son from a previous marriage, but also taking the name Sharkey. **

They left to live in and manage the Spanish Steps in Canning Town until the summer of the following year 1981, when they were dismissed following the theft of the safe from the downstairs office in the middle of the night. Interestingly the relief couple who took over the running of the pub, arrived at lunch time from Newcastle and admitted that they had been informed of their new position the day before (i.e. before the safe was stolen).
My parents then took over The California pub, E16 2NQ, and left after closing on the night of 16th May 1982 - the only reason I know this with certainty is because I was quite young, and was unexpectedly allowed to stay up until the end of the World Snooker Final which Alex Higgins won.  We then gathered our possessions and left in the middle of the night. I don't know the circumstances surrounding that event, but I know that the owners of the pub had no idea that it was happening. *+

* Provided By Tris

*+ Provided by Chris Sharkey

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

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