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Festival / Enterprise, 71 Grundy street, Poplar E14

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Existed from at least 1869. The Enterprise pub at 69 Grundy street was demolished by 1951, when it was rebuilt as the Festival Inn, with the slightly altered address of 71 Grundy Street. The construction of this replacement pub formed part of the 'Live Architecture' exhibition of the Festival of Britain. **

The Festival Inn also effectively replaced the Grundy Arms, which had stood at 83 Grundy Street and was demolished shortly after WWII. **

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Festival Inn, Poplar in 1951

Festival Inn, Poplar in 1951

Kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson

Festival Inn, 71 Grundy Street - in April 2007

Festival Inn, 71 Grundy Street - in April 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

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Residents at this address.

1869/Thomas James Bailey/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1881/John Whitefield/Beer Seller/33/Plymouth/Census
1881/Elizabeth Whitefield/Wife/33/East Ham, Essex/Census
1881/Alfred Whitefield/Son/15/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Stephen Whitefield/Son/13/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth Whitefield/Daughter/11/Burham, Kent/Census
1881/Harry Whitefield/Son/8/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Samuel Whitefield/Son/6/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Eliza Whitefield/Daughter/5/Tunbridge, Kent/Census
1881/John Whitefield/Son/2/Strood, Kent/Census
1881/Mary Alice Whitefield/Daughter/2 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

1882/John Whitefield/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1891/Peter McLoughlin/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/Peter McLoughlin/Licensed Victualler/37/Ireland/Census *
1891/Mary McLoughlin/Wife, Assist in bar/36/Ireland/Census
1891/Ellen M. McLoughlin/Daughter/7/Ireland/Census
1891/Mary McLoughlin/Daughter/6/Ireland/Census
1891/Elizabeth McLoughlin/Daughter/4/Ireland/Census
1891/Jane McDermott/General Servant Domestic/34/Poplar, London/Census

1895/James Fereday/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1899/James Fereday/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1901/Hans Hansen/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1901/Hans Hansen/Beer House Keeper/42/Norway/Census
1901/Jessie Hansen/Wife/30/St Georges, London/Census
1901/Alice Hansen/Daughter/7/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Daniel Hansen/Son/2/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Harriet Coughlin/Domestic Servant, Widow/45/Colchester, Essex/Census
1901/Alice Carthy/Visitor/13/Poplar, London/Census

1910/Frederick Hy Jennings/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1914/Chas. Duffell Horace/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1915/Horace Chas Duffell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1931/Horace Cahs Duffell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1934/Horace Chas Duffell/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

In the 1939 electoral register at 69 Grundy street are :
Horace C Duffell, Beer Retailer, born 25 Nov 1871
Eliza L Duffell, Unpaid Domestic Duties, born 24 Sep 1871
Horace C Duffell, Garage Hand & Driver, born 29 May 1913

1944/Horace Chas Duffell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1951 - 53/John William Briggs/Beer Retailer/../../Black Eagle Journal

John William Briggs, licensee of Festival Inn, died on July 18th, 1953; since the opening of the Festival Inn in 1951. Before this, he held the Grundy Arms for 18 years. - Black Eagle Journal ***

My mother Rose Coleman (nee) Stewart has 71 Grundy street on her birth certificate.
She said my Granfather Liam Stewart ran the festival inn for a few years in the early 60's and they lived above it.

1983/../Festival Inn, 71 Grundy Street, Trumans/../../Pub Directory

1988 - 90/J McCarthy/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

1991/../Festival Inn, 71 Grundy Street, Grand Met - Trumans/../../Pub Directory

* Provided by Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

Provided by Paul Coleman

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