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In the 1881 census, Norris Putnam is listed at the Watchmakers Arms, and next door is Henry Woodard, a horse slaughterer, at Swan yard. You can see his name in the picture below.

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Watchmakers Arms, Wood Street, Walthamstow - circa 1880

Watchmakers Arms, Wood Street, Walthamstow - circa 1880

I have a very old photo passed onto me of my Great Grandfather, Norris Putnam who I gather from records owned the Watchmaker's Arms, Walthamstow around 1881. However, on the back of this photo is a note from my now deceased Mother to say Norris was standing outside the original Baker's Arms. This is definitely the Watchmakers Arms, as H Woodard is named next door in the 1881 census.

Kindly provided by Sarah Thorpe

Residents at this address.

1851/Norrris Putnam/watch and clock maker/37/Chesham, Buckinghamshire/Census **
1851/Anney Putnam/wife/36/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census
1851/Maria Putnam/daughter, scholar/10/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1851/William Putnam/son, scholar/??/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1851/Robert Philip Putnam/son, scholar/06/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1851/George Ernest Putnam/son, scholar/03/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1851/Lydia Putnam/daughter/6m/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1851/Emily Day/niece, scholar/08/St Luke’s, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ellen Day/niece, scholar/07/St Luke’s, Middlesex/Census

1870/Norris Putnam/Watch Maker & Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1872/Norris Putnam/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions

1874/Norris Putnam/Watch Maker & Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1878/Norris Putnam/Watch Maker & Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1881/Norris Putnam/Watch Maker & Beer Seller/67/Chesham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Lydia Putnam/Daughter/30/Walthamstow, Essex/Census

1882/Norris Putnam/Watch Maker & Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

10 July 1883/The Will of Norris Putnam late of Wood street Walthamstow in the County of Essex Watchmaker who died 30 April 1883 at Wood street was proved at the Principal Registry by Maria Putnam and Lydia Putnam both of Wood street Spinsters the Daughters the Executrixes. Personal Estate £50 3s

Note: Premises only named in 1881

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