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Woodin Shades, 212 Bishopsgate Street, Bishopsgate EC2

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Existed from at least 1863. aka  Shades ; This pub was re-built in its present form in 1893, previously at 53 Bishopsgate, but at 212 Bishopsgate by 1915. **

The Old Wine Shades
In Martin's Lane, Cannon Street, there at present remains one of the old wine shades. Wine is there drawn from the wood. It is quite in the old style, and well worth a visit by those wishing for a glass of good wine, or interested in seeing what the places their fathers and grandfathers frequented to enjoy their bottle of port, were like. There used to be a very well-known " shades," known as " Woodin's," close to the steamboat piers of the Old Swan, and Dyers' Hall, at the rear of Fishmongers' Hall.
A large trade used to be carried on here in supplying wine to those engaged in the City but residing out of town, who liked a good glass of wine, but could not afford to have it in from wine merchants by the dozen. A man would get his imperial pint or quart of wine at Woodin's drawn from the wood, and take it home. In those days grocers did not supply, what they are pleased to call wine, in single bottles.

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Woodin Shades, 212 Bishopsgate Street, Bishopsgate

Woodin Shades, 212 Bishopsgate Street, Bishopsgate

Woodins Shades, 212 Bishopsgate - in September 2006

Woodins Shades, 212 Bishopsgate - in September 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

Former landlords include William Woodin himself, who purchased the pub in 1863 (according to plaque on pub wall). **

1863/William Woodin/../../../Pub Plaque **

1865/William Woodin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1866/William Woodin/../../../P.O. Directory **

1871/John Smith/Licensed Victualler/42/Newington, Surrey/Census
1871/Milina Smith/Wife/39/Crome, Norfolk/Census
1871/Blanch Smith/Daughter/3/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Magac Smith/Daughter/1/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Lyamy Smith/Son/9 months/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Stains/Barman/28/Staffordshire/Census
1871/John Nottage/Potman/26/Sutton, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Aske/Visitor/16/West Ham, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jese Clark/General Servant/22/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census

February 1875/John Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../London Evening Standard

February 1875/Frederick Oscar Clarke/Incoming Licensee/../../London Evening Standard

1881/Henry Jennings/Licensed Victualler, Widow/40/Boro, Surrey/Census
1881/Susannah Jennings/Daughter/18/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Green/Barman/21/Dublin, Ireland/Census
1881/Patrick Rourke/Barman/24/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Mary A Cook/Domestic Servant/34/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Charlotte Hart/Visitor/35/Hulbon, Surrey/Census
1881/William Hart/Visitor, Licensed Victualler/35/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1881/William Lynes/Potman : Deaf & Dumb/38/Boro, Surrey/Census

1882/Richard Burden/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/R Burdensden/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/R Burden sen./../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Richard Burden/../../../Post Office Directory

1893/Frederick Hurdle/../../../Post Office Directory **

1894/Fred Hurdle/../../../PCity of London Directory **

1895/Frederick Hurdle/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Job Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1902/William J Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1908/William J Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/William Job Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1912/William J Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/William J Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1917/William J Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/William J Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 212 Bishopsgate Street, City of London
Ernest Moles, Manager to W J Spurgin Publican, 212 Bishopsgate Street, aged 64 years and born in Poplar, London
Eleanor Moles, Wife, Manageress, aged 51 years 6 months and born in Stepney, London
John Clark, Step-son, Head Man, aged 29 years 2 months and born in St Pancras, London
Sarah Arch, Cook, aged 69 years 8 months and born in St Pancras, London

1938/Arth Chas Mogford/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/E J Rose & Co/../../../Post Office Directory

1983/WOODINS SHADES: 212 Bishopsgate EC2. Charrington./../../Pub Directory

1991/WOODINS SHADES: 212 Bishopsgate EC2. Bass Charrington./../../Pub Directory

** Provided By Stephen Harris

References : Lots of references are made to two sources on the internet archive :
Edward Callows, Old London Taverns &

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