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Canteen, Southend Road, Hornchurch

South Hornchurch pub history index

Also see the History of Hornchurch

In 1920, it is known as The Canteen, Rifle Ranges, Rainham, Essex

Also known as the City of London Rifle Canteen

and became The Albion by 1920

The History of the Public Houses in the Parish of Hornchurch - Tony Benton

Residents at this address

30/08/1872/Edward Blewitt/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

Essex Herald 23 February 1875
Licence of the Canteen, South Hornchurch, was transferred from Mr E R Blewitt to John Grover

Essex Herald 14 September 1875
In reference to the Canteen at Hornchurch, Mr Rawlings opposed the renewal on the grounds that John Grover, the applicant, had been convicted of a felony.
Mr Preston admitted that Grover had been convicted of felony 13 years ago, and that he was thereby prohibited by the act from holding a licence.
Mr Blewitt always understood the man to be most respectable, and never knew of this conviction, or ge would not have let him the house. Mr Preston asked the bench to withhold the licence for a fortnight until a new tenant was secured.

1878/Thomas Whittaker/../../../Kelly's

1881/Thomas W. Whitaker/Beerhouse Keeper/54/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Louisa Whitaker/Wife/40/Southreppes, Norfolk/Census

1882/Thomas Whittaker/../../../Kelly's

Essex Herald 21 October 1882
Licence of the Canteen, South Hornchurch, was transferred from Thomas William Whitaker to George Shipton

1886/George Shipton/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1890/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1891/John J. Desmond/Rifle Range Keeper/31/City of London/Census
1891/Caroline Desmond/Wife, Assistant/32/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1891/Harry J. Desmond/Son/7/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/Alfred J. Desmond/Son/5/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1891/Jessie Russell/General Servant/18/Dagenham, Essex/Census

1894/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1895/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1899/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1901/John J Desmond/Beer House Keeper/41/City of London/Census
1901/Caroline Desmond/Wife/43/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1901/Alfred J Desmond//15/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1901/Phyllis Ayer/Cook/18/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1901/Edith E Jay/General servant/16/Latchingdon, Essex/Census

1902/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1906/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1908/John James Desmond/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

Chelmsford Chronicle 19 February 1909
Licensing Session February 18th
Mr F J Hunt applied on behalf of Mrs Kathleen Maud Devison, of the Canteen, Hornchurch, for permission to sell wine on the premises. Mr F Mullis opposed on behalf of the licensees of the Phoenix, Angel and Cherry Tree Hotels; and Mr C W Wood on behalf of the temperance interests.
Mr Hunt said there was a great demand for wine by the officers of the Territorials who visited the adjacent ranges, especially during the summer months from March till the end of October.
It was a private beerhouse, and had nothing to do with the war office, as its name might imply.
The attitude taken by the Territorial Association was that so long as they could get accommodation at this house they would be pleased to patronise it, but if they could not get accomodation, they would, under their powers, provide for themselves.
The Bench after retirement announced that the application should be granted.

1911/Henry Baker/Licensed Victualler/54/Folkestone, Kent/Census *
1911/Lousa J. Baker/Wife, Assisting in Business/55/Bermondsey/Census
1911/May Baker/Daughter, Assistant/24/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1911/Douglas G. Baker/Son, Assistant/17/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1911/Eva L. Baker/Daughter/15/Hastings, Sussex/Census

Barking, East Ham & Ilford Advertiser, Upton Park and Dagenham Gazette 12 October 1912 - License transfers:
The Canteen beerhouse, South Hornchurch to William J Rawe

* Provided by Ewan

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