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Halfway House, 229 Rotherhithe New Road, Rotherhithe, Surrey

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The Halfway House, Blue Anchor Road in 1848 & 1851. The Halfway House, 229 Rotherhithe New Road at the junction with Jarrow Road. As may be seen, this is directly beneath the main line rail tracks. Previously the ‘Railway Tavern’. There has been a pub at this location for many years, long before the railroad was built. The original pub was demolished but the powers that be or owners at the time, insisted it was replaced in the same location, hence within one of the arches. New one opened in 1835 and closed in 1967. When you look at the image you can see just how close the bedroom ceilings were to the tracks above, it’s a wonder how anyone could sleep with the noise and vibrations from the trains. Seems that in 1835 builders got their own back on the owners.  *

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Halfway House, 229 Rotherhithe New Road, Rotherhithe

Halfway House, 229 Rotherhithe New Road, Rotherhithe

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Residents at this address.

1848/Nicholas Rattenbury/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Nicholas Rattenbury/Licensed Victualler/54/Exmouth, Devon/Census
1851/Martha Rattenbury/Wife/31/Lenham, Kent/Census
1851/James Rattenbury/Son/6/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1851/Wilson Rattenbury/Son/4/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1851/Charlotte Rattenbury/Daughter/2/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1851/Emma Rattenbury/Daughter/4 months/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1851/Ann Crast/Visitor/23/../Census

1851/Nicholas Rattenbury/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/Nicholas Rattenbury/../../../Post Office Directory

September 1860/Nicholas Rattenbury, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1860/Martha Rattenbury, widow and administratrix of Nicholas Rattenbury/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Martha Rattenbury/Licensed Victualler, Widow/51/Lenham, Kent/Census
1861/James Rattenbury/Son, Wood Turner/16/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Elizabeth Rattenbury/Daughter/12/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Emma Rattenbury/Daughter/9/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Henry Debnam/House Servant/17/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census

1869/Mrs Martha Rattenbury/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Martha Rattenbury/Publican, Widow/62/Lenham, Kent/Census
1871/James Rattenbury/Son/26/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Ellen Rattenbury/Daughter in Law/27/Lympston, Devon/Census
1871/Jas Chas Rattenbury/Grandson/3/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Michel Cook/Servant/33/Cork, Ireland/Census

1881/Samuel Jno Glover/Licensed Victuallers Manager/27/Hull, York/Census
1881/Jane Glover/Wife/30/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Lilian L A Glover/Daughter/8 months/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Edwin Thomas Glover/Brother/25/Hull, York/Census
1881/Alfred Simpson/Barman/30/Vauxhall, Surrey/Census

1882/William Glover/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/William Glover/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William Glover/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Ernest A Glover/Licensed Victualler Manager/27/City, London/Census
1891/Kate Glover/Wife/20/Lambeth, London/Census
1891/Kate Glover/Daughter/2 months/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Maud Glover/Sister, Barmaid/25/City, London/Census
1891/George Unwin/Barman/27/Camberwell, London/Census
1891/Jane R Jones/General Servant, Widow/38/Glamorganshire/Census

1895/William Glover/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Glover/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Glover Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Glover Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/Edward Glover/Halfway House/../../Electoral Register
1923/Ellen Glover/../../../Electoral Register

1934/George Edward Newman/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Alfred Doe/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/A Doe Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

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