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Kerfield Arms, 16 Grove Lane, Camberwell SE5 8SY

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This is now called the Crooked Well, at 16 Grove Lane, Camberwell SE5 8SY; also it has been named the Le Petit Parisien; The Dark Horse; Blake's;and The Kerfield Arms.

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Residents at this address.

March 1863/Robert Ker Aitchison/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1867/W Finch/Incoming Licensee/../../South London Press

1878/Geo Pocock/../../../../Suburban Post Office Directory

1881/Robert Poole/Licensed Victualler/54/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Poole/Wife/55/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Poole/Daughter/29/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth B Tatler/General Servant/17/Portland, Dorset/Census

1896/W J Burdon/../../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Fredk Jas Fuller/../../../../Post Office Directory

1904/Frank Huggin/../../../Post Office Directory *

1905/Frank Huggins/../../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Frank Huggins/../../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frank Huggins/../../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Charles W. Young/../../../Post Office Directory *

1919/Charles W Young/../../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Chas. W. Young/../../../Hughes Directory *

1938/Albert Sidney Robertson/../../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1939 electoral register are :
WilliamTickner, Licensee, born 26 Jan 1875
Grace ETickner, Domestic Duties, born 22 Mar 1884
Sidney D Bullcock, Labourer Southern Railway, born 05 Jan 1917 and
Ethel McCartney (Bailey), Barmaid, born 30 Mar 1900

1944/William Tickner/../../../../Post Office Directory

My mother and father ran the Kerfield from at least 1948 until 1951. Their names were Alfred William Thomas Jones and Joyce Kathleen Jones. On the back of the photographs it states it is "The ladies from the Kerkfield outing to Southend. 1948."

The ladies from the Kerkfield outing to Southend. Joyce Kathleen Jones in the middle of front row - 1948.

The ladies from the Kerkfield outing to Southend. Joyce Kathleen Jones in the middle of front row - 1948.

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The ladies from the Kerkfield outing to Southend. Joyce Kathleen Jones in the middle of front row - 1948.

The ladies from the Kerkfield outing to Southend. Joyce Kathleen Jones in the middle of front row - 1948.

Kindly provided by Cherry Jones

My mum the glamorous lady in the middle of front row!!

My parents moved to run an off-licence in Barnet in 1951. The story goes they put me outside in the pram for air and contents of pram were taken but I was left......Barnet was a quieter place to move to. **

My Grandparents ( George Richard Best )had two pubs in south London, I think near the Camberwell area, one was the White Hart and the other was the Curfield Arms, Camberwell. ***

His Son, George Thomas Best had the George in St Georges Way, and then moved to the Stirling Castle, Church Street, Camberwell.I visited him there in the 1950's and he left late 50's early 60's.*** It is highly likely he was at the Bradley Arms, at179 Wandsworth roadfor a number of years, between these pubs?
My father Stanley Victor Best, ( Youngest son of George Senior, and brother of George Junior)had the Marquis of Lorne, Beckway Street, off East Lanebefore moving out the to Belvedere Hotel, Belvedere, Erith, Kent. ***

1954 G R Best, The Kerfield Tavern, 16 Grove lane SE5 RODney 3975 - BT Telephone directory


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