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Gunmakers Arms, 438 Old Ford Road, Bow E3

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Existed from at least 1869. This is the pub which was famously acquired in 1915 by Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragettes for use as a nursery which they called the Mother’s Arms.  It is now demolished. **

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Gunmakers Arms Plaque, 438 Old Ford Road, E3 - in March 2009

Gunmakers Arms Plaque, 438 Old Ford Road, E3 - in March 2009

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Residents at this address.

1869/William Hopkin/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1871/William Hopkins/Beer Retailer/36/Upwell, Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Jane Hopkins/Wife/38/Elm, Cambridgeshire//Census
1871/Henry meads/Boarder, Gunsmith/29/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Patrick Shannon/Boarder, Gunsmith/22/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/John Beales/Boarder, Labourer/23/Notting Hill, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Tye/Boarder, Gunsmith/25/Birmingham/Census

1879/James Stebbings/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory **

23rd November 1872/John Read Galpin, brewery took possession/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd November 1872/Thomas Carter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1882/John Albert Freeman/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Francis Arthy/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/Samuel Pether/Beer House Keeper/62/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Eliza Pether/Wife/59/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Eliza Chapman/Daughter, General Servant/39/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Emily Chapman/Grand Daughter/14/Stepney, London/Census
1891/Florence/Grand Daughter/8/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/James Newton/Potman/18/Poplar, London/Census

1895/Percy John Gill/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Mrs Rebecca Stephenson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1901/Walter Swettenham/Beer House Keeper/40/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Rebecca/Wife/30/Maned, Cambridge/Census
1901/Percy Stephenson/Step Son, Railway worker/20/Paddington, London/Census

1907/William Branch/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Thomas Arthur Seabourn/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frederick Gill/Beer Retailer/50/Hoxton/Census
1911/Amelia Gill/Daughter/9/St Georges E/Census
1911/Edward Gill/Son/13/Kings Cross/Census
1911/Albert Gill/Son/12/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Amelia Gill/Wife/40/Bath/Census
1911/William Gill/Son/10/Hoxton/Census
1911/George Gill/Son/2/Stepney/Census
1911/Lily Gill/Daughter/5/Homerton/Census

London Evening Standard 25 June 1913
Licensing Act 1904 Notice of principal meeting to discuss by the Compensation authority on 15th July 1913
Gunmakers Arms, 438 Old Ford road, Bow, Beer on, George William Dodd

1914/George William Dodd/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

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