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Greyhound, 32 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E2

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Existed from at least 1827. Until at least 1851, the address was given as Gretton Place (and also in 1866 and 1878), and earlier still as Bishop Bonner's Fields.  In the 1871 census it is at Globe Street, and at the junction with Old Ford Road **

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Greyhound, Old Ford Road

Greyhound, Old Ford Road

Kindly provided by Ken Finch

Greyhound, 32 Old Ford Road, E2 - in September 2010

Greyhound, 32 Old Ford Road, E2 - in September 2010

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

[Closed since early 2000. Converted to flats (2003)and lovely greyhound heads removed from site. *]

Residents at this address.

1827/William Palmer, Greyhound, Bethnal green/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/William Palmer, Greyhound, Gretton place, Bethnal green/../../Pigots Directory

1834/Valentine Willis/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1834/Valentine Willis, Greyhound, Gretton place, Bethnal green/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1836/Valentine Willis, Greyhound, Gretton place, Bethnal green/../../Pigots Directory

By 1839, Valentine Willis, is at the White Swan, Farringdon street

1836/Nicholas Norman / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **

1838/Nicholas Norman / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **

1839/William Bullock/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1842/William Bullock, Greyhound, Gretton place, Cambridge road, Mile end/../../Robson's Directory **

1851/Robert Paul Mace/../../../Kellys Directory **

1855/Henry Flint/../../../P.O. Directory **

1856/Henry Flint/../../../Post Office Directory *

1861/Henry Flint/Licensed Victualler/44/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/Martha Flint/Wife/42/Macclesfield, Cheshire/Census
1861/Alvin Flint/Son, Assistant/21/Macclesfield, Cheshire/Census
1861/Joseph Hillam/Visitor, Gentleman/37/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Clark/Visitor, Cabinet Maker/46/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Lynes/Servant/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1866/Henry Flint/../../../Post Office Directory

August 1866/Henry Flint/ Outgoing Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser

August 1866/Abraham Flint/ Incoming Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser

1871/Abraham Flint/Licensed Victualler/31/Macclesfield, Cheshire/Census
1871/Julia Flint/Wife/23/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Maria Flack/Domestic Servant/21/Essex/Census
1871/Mary Jane Holman/Domestic Servant/12/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Clark/Carpenter/56/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Joseph Provence/Barman/39/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Taylor/Barman/21/Westminster, Middlesex/Census

1869/Henry Flint/../../../Post Office Directory *

1872/A Flint/../../../Brabner�s Hackney Directory **

1874/Abraham Flint/../../../Post Office Directory **

14th July 1874/Abraham Flint/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

14th July 1874/Charles Mees/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1877/Charles Mees/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

George Absell is at the Britannia  I St Ann's Place, Limehouse 1864 - 1868; the Blue Anchor, Bell Court, 164 Fenchurch Street, City 1868 - 1870; the Crooked Billet, 43 King David Lane, Shadwell 1870 - 1873, and again 1882 -1887 (taken over by Florence Absell (? daughter); the Greyhound , 32 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green 1880 - 1884; the Dreghorn Castle, 157 Queen's Crescent, Haverstock Hill, St Pancras 1880 - 1882 ; and the Hope, 4 Kenton Street, Brunswick Square, St Pancras 1883 - 1885. Helping to run the Norland Arms, 1 Addison Road North, Uxbridge Road, Notting Hill, Kensington, with his son, George E Absell, the landlord.

July 1877/George Absell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

September 1878/George Absell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

September 1878/George Absell the younger/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1879/George Absell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/George Absell/Licensed Victualler/47/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Absell/Wife/43/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Miller/Barmaid/29/Isle Of Dogs, Essex/Census
1881/Arthur Gill/Barman/24/Maldon, Essex/Census
1881/William Hubbard/Barman/23/Whitecolne, Essex/Census
1881/Emma Harding/Servant/30/Brandon, Suffolk/Census

1882/George Absell/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/George E Absell/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William George Wright/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/William George Wright/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Ellen Sophia Hancock/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Walter Young/Licensed Victualler/34/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Charlotte Young/Wife/35/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Robert H Young/Son/6/Chelsea, London/Census
1901/Mabel Squires/Barmaid/19/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Ernest Hilton/Barman/20/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1901/Alice Collins/Cook/32/Leytonstone, London/Census
1901/Maude Fitzgerald/Barmaid/22/Kentsh Town, London/Census

1907/Walter Young/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Walter Young/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/James Smith / Licensee/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1910/Mabel Smith / Wife/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1910/Albert Paul Ever / Barman/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1911/James Smith/Licensed Victualler/31/Glemsford, Suffolk/Census
1911/Mable Smith/Wife, Assistant/28/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Ruth Edna Smith/Daughter/2.5/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/David Havender/Barman/25/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Florrie Simms/Barmaid/23/London/Census
1911/Maud Steward/Cook/40/London/Census
1911/Frederick Squires/Barman/31/London/Census

1915/Mrs Isabel Stanley/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Edward Mayo/../../../P.O. Directory **

1923/Charles Reid/../../../P.O. Directory **

1924/Thomas Landon/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/Percy Wakeling/../../../Kelly's

1938/Mrs Clara E Aldridge/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Clara E. Aldridge/../../../Post Office Directory *

Brian Coloe, my dad, ran the Greyhound, Old Ford road, Bethnal Green from 1963-1967 (when it was a courage pub); and we then moved to The Woodman Lee High Road, Lewisham that he ran until 1997 ***

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided by Ewan

*+ Later information from Keith Emmerson

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Noel Coloe

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