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Old Five Bells, 152 St Leonards street, Bow E3

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This pub closed in 1923 and was converted to a 'dry' pub by the Temperance Society. It later served as a church, initially on a temporary basis during the Blitz of 1940. It is now demolished. **

Old Five Bells, 152 St Leonards street , Bromley by Bow

Old Five Bells, 152 St Leonards street , Bromley by Bow

Kindly provided by Colleen

Mapping the Old Five Bells,  152 St Leonards street, Bromley E3 - circa 1947

Mapping the Old Five Bells, 152 St Leonards street, Bromley E3 - circa 1947

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

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Residents at this address.

1835/William Gad/../../../Robsons Directory **

1842/William Gad/../../../Robsons Directory **

1844/Sarah Gad/../../../Thompsons Directory **

1848/Mrs Sarah Gad/../../../Post Office Directory **

1851/Mrs Sarah Gad/../../../Kellys Directory **

1851/Sarah Gadd/Victualler, Widow/49/Rainham, Essex/Census
1851/Maria Gadd/Daughter/17/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1851/Nathaniel Bowdler/Visitor, Plumber, Widow/59/Staffordshire/Census
1851/George Trister/Servant/21/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1851/George Kemp/Pot Boy/19/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1851/Georghe Holben/Lodger, Labourer Railway/24/Kingston, Cambridgeshire/Census
1851/Susan Harrington/General Servant/13/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census

1856/Mrs S Gad/../../../Post Office Directory **

August 1860/Sarah Gad/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1860/William Gadd/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

November 1864/Harriet Gad/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

November 1864/Robert Crisp/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/Robert Crisp/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Robert Crisp/Publican/37/Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Harriet Crisp/Wife/39/Derbyshire/Census
1871/Emma Crisp/Daughter/20/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Harriet Ann Gart/Daughter/12/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Crisp/Son/2/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Harry Jennings/Lodger, Shipwright/58/Bromley, Middlesex/Census

1874/Robert Crisp/../../../Post Office Directory **

1876/Robert Crisp/../../../Post Office Directory **

1878/Robert Crisp/../../../Post Office Directory **

1879/Robert Crisp/../../../Post Office Directory **

1880/Robert Crisp/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Robert Crisp/Licensed Victualler/47/Swaffham, Cambridge/Census
1881/Harriet Crisp/Wife/48/Repton, Derby/Census
1881/Sarah A Crisp/Daughter, Assistant/21/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1881/Robert Scrutter/Potman/20/Fulham, Middlesex/Census

1884/Arthur Charlton/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry Taaffe/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry Taaffe/Licensed Victualler/46/Westminster, London/Census
1891/Lucy Taaffe/Wife/34/Bristol/Census
1891/Theresa Taaffe/Daughter/13/Bromley by Bow, London/Census
1891/Henry Taaffe/Son/11/Bromley by Bow, London/Census
1891/Constance Taaffe/Daughter/8/Bromley by Bow, London/Census
1891/Katherine Shrouder/General Servant/29/Higham, Kent/Census

1895/William Donaldson/../../../Post Office Directory

1899 - 1901/Heinrich Rock/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Heinrich Rock/Publican & Licensed Victualler/52/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Christine Rock/Wife/50/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Marie Rock/Daughter, Barmaid/23/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Frederick Rock/Son, Carman/22/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Minnie Rock/Daughter/20/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Wm Rock/Son, Lighterman/18/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Anthony Rock/Son/14/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Maud Rock/Daughter/11/Bromley, London/Census
1901/Albert Rock/Som/8/Bromley, London/Census
1901/Edward Kaile/Boarder, Lighterman/24/Bromley, London/Census

My great grandfather, Joseph henry Cam Wolsoncroft, was married to one Martha from 2 March 1897 until 1905, when they were divorced. The marriage was on 2nd March 1895 at Southwark St Olave. Both are widows. Joseph henry Cam Wolsoncroft is aged 45, Martha Palmer is aged 48, and daughter of George Edwards, Engineer. At the time the papers for the divorce were presented (1903), Martha Wolsonscroft’s address is given as Ye Old Five Bells. *+

1903 - 1904/Alfred James Rendell/../../../Post Office Directory **

1905/William Hy. Piper/../../../Post Office Directory **

1907/William Alphonson Wenham/../../../Post Office Directory **

George Eley is at the Prince of Wales, Enfield in 1901 census

1911/George Eley/Licensed Victualler/40/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1911/Elizabeth Eley/Wife/39/Noton, Suffolk/Census
1911/Dorothy Eley/Daughter/13/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1911/George Jack Eley/Son/10/Ponders End, Middlesex/Census

1912/George Eley/../../../Post Office Directory **

1914/James Whitehead Hardes/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/James Whitehead Hardes/../../../Post Office Directory **

1923/James Whitehead Hardes/../../../Post Office Directory **

Worship Registration certificate number 49127 *

"The Old Five Bells", 152 St Leonard's Street, Bromley-by-Bow, will be used as a place of meeting for religious worship by Baptists from 6th February 1924. *

Certificate submitted by Rev. Arthur Gilbert Adams, Baptist Minister and Director of Medical Mission, of Berger Hall, Empson Street, Bromley-by-Bow. *

The registration was formally cancelled on 21st May 1964, but it may well have fallen out of use (and even demolished!) well before that. There was a big tidying-up exercise carried out on the Worship Register in 1964. *

1940/Mrs Gilbert Adams, refreshment rooms, 152 St Leonards street/../../Post Office Directory


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** Provided By Stephen Harris

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