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Boston Arms, 178 Junction Road, Islington N19

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The address is also sometimes given as Dartmouth Park Hill (and as York Road in 1856, prior to street renaming). It is listed in directories as the Boston Hotel by 1896 and later, though it has since returned to the earlier name, the Boston Arms. * At Junction Villas, Junction Road in 1869; This pub was rebuilt in its present form in 1899. **

Boston Arms, Islington - the original pub before 1899

Boston Arms, Islington - the original pub before 1899

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Boston Arms, Junction Road, Islington - circa 1905

Boston Arms, Junction Road, Islington - circa 1905

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Boston Arms, 178 Junction Road, Islington N19 - in May 2010

Boston Arms, 178 Junction Road, Islington N19 - in May 2010

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Boston Arms, Junction Road, Islington - in 2013

Boston Arms, Junction Road, Islington - in 2013

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

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Residents at this address.

1856/George Brooks/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1862/Joseph Grose/../../../Post Office Directory *+

Morning Advertiser 23 November 1863
Boston Arms, Junction road, Elizabeth Grose to James Hewitt

March 1866/James Hewitt/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/Jas Hewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/James Hewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Edward H Blunt/Licensed Victualler, Widow/40/Islington/Census
1881/Genev Blunt/Daughter/7/Islington/Census
1881/Frank J Blunt/Son/4/Islington/Census
1881/John Geo Houde/Barman/19/Islington/Census
1881/Emma Gardener/Barmaid/26/Islington/Census
1881/George Dring/Billiard Maker/22/Stepney/Census
1881/Alicia Wood/Housekeeper/30/Manchester/Census
1881/Eliza Blint/Nurse Maid/17/Clerkenwell/Census
1881/Alexand Blint/Coachman/18/Clerkenwell/Census
1881/Fredrick Staught/Barman/20/Dublin/Census

1896/Francis Courtney/../../../Kelly's Directory *+

1899/Walter Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

By 1911 the barman, Henry Hayes, is the manager at the Yorkshire Grey, 48 Whitechapel High Street. *

1901/William Bell/Public House Manager/39/Marylebone, London/Census *
1901/Alice Bell/Wife/31/Kennington, London/Census
1901/Henry Hayes/Barman/24/Blackfriars, London/Census
1901/Arthur Sproule/Barman/20/China, British Subject/Census
1901/Kathleen Callaghan/Barmaid/29/Southampton, Hampshire/Census
1901/Florence Smith/Barmaid/22/Newington, London/Census
1901/Edith Gattrill/Barmaid/24/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1901/Margaret Dramwell/Barmaid/26/Wapping, London/Census
1901/Kate Tarrant/Barmaid/26/Newbury, Berkshire/Census
1901/Amy Shepherd/Barmaid/31/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Lottie Field/Barmaid/27/Stevenage, Hertforfdshire/Census
1901/Nellie Vale/Barmaid/23/Ely, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Florrie Lock/Barmaid/16/Deptford, London/Census
1901/Nellie Davis/Barmaid/20/Ratcliff, London/Census
1901/Elizabeth Norton/Cook/30/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1901/Mary Bryan/Housemaid/23/St Pancras, London/Census

1906/Walter Lewis Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1910/Walter Lewis Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Walter Lewis Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1915/Walter Lewis Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Walter John Lewis & Ernest Pickard/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Joseph Mummery & Ernest Pickard/../../../Post Office Directory *+

My father John Charles Evans talked of his childhood, moving from pub to pub with his parents. Two of the pubs I’ve noted are The Boston Hotel & The Sun in the Sands; its near the Blackwall Tunnel. His father John Edward Evans died in the cellar there, he was Chairman of The Licensed Victuallers Association in the 1930’s, possibly 1936. We have photos of them at The Connaught Rooms wearing some chain of honour. ***

On October 18th 1916, is the marriage of John Edward Evans, a waiter aged 32, and Alice Sophia Field, aged 31. Her father is James Henry Field, builder, and his is John Evans, publican. Their address is noted as at 55 Bramley road. This is the home address of Alice in 1911 when she lives with her parents.

My dads father, John Edward Evans, married to Alice , I have found my grandmothers driving licence which surprised me ***
Mrs Alice Sophia Evans
The Boston Hotel
Junction Road
dates 8th May 1930 to 7th May 1931

1930/John Edward Evans/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Alice Sophia Evans/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Charles Abrahams/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Helen Bluring/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/William Frederick Corbett/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Harold James Cox/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Edward James Emery/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Doris Winifred Parker/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Ellen Preston/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Jack Preston/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Mary Margaret Styles/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register
1930/Mary Jane Wetherall/178 Junction road/../../Electoral register

[By 1939, Alice Sophia Evans, widowed is a Licensed Victualler at 123 Shooters Hill Road, the The Sun in the Sands]

1934/N Fish/../../../Kelly's Directory

1938/N Fish/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/N. Fish/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1942/N. Fish/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1944/N Fish/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Alice Pucek

*+ Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Glenys Evans

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