You can search the historical London and Pub wiki sites by surname, street name, district etc.

Foresters, 15 Arline Street, Hackney Road, Bethnal Green E2

Shoreditch index

In 1895, at 15 Arline Street, Diss Street. This should be in Bethnal Green not Shoreditch, as it's to the south of Hackney Road, and the other premises on Arline Street are in Bethnal Green; it's also in Bethnal Green in censuses *

The Foresters, Arline Street circa 1930's - C J Francis name is above the doorway

The Foresters, Arline Street circa 1930's

C J Francis name is above the doorway

Kindly provided by Linda Taylor

The Foresters, 15 Arline Street circa 1930's - H F Francis name is above the doorway

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Shoreditch, East London.

Residents at this address

1871/John Rogers/Beer House Keeper/33/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census *
1871/Annie Rogers/Wife/30/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1871/Annie Rogers/Daughter/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Rogers/Son/8/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alfred Rogers/Son/5/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Rogers/Daughter/3/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alice Rogers/Daughter/1/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Albert Rogers/Brother, Servant/24/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Harry Groschner/Lodger, Baker/38/Germany/Census

1872/J Rogers/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1891/James Robert Ashby/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1895/Mrs Emma Ashby/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1899/George Roberts/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1901/William G Nash/Beer House Keeper/53/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Eliza Nash/Wife/43/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1910/James Ewin/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1911/James Ewin/Walking Stick Maker/40/../Census
1911/Mary Ann Ewin/Wife, Manageress Beerhouse/38/Hackney/Census
1911/Mary Ann Ewin/Daughter/16/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Henry Joseph Ewin/Son/12/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Eliza Dorothy Ewin/Daughter/7/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/George William Ewin/Step Brother, Errand Boy/14/Bethnal Green/Census

James Ewin is also to be found at the [Havelock ?], 1 Winchester Street and then the Star in Heath Street

1914/George Harris/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1915/George Harris/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Rosilia Mann/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 14, Arline Street, Bethnal Green
Rosilia Charlotte Mann, Publican, Widow, aged 54 years 6 months, and born in Kentish Town, London, the Employer
James Fahriar, Son-in-law, Chair Maker, A Fricker, aged 26 years 4 months, and born in Bethnal Green, London
Sylvia Maud Fahriar, Daughter, aged 32 years 1 month, and born in Shoreditch, London
Sylvia Rewison, Granddaughter, aged 14 years 10 months, and born in Shoreditch, London
Rosilia Rewison, Granddaughter, aged 9 years 3 months, and born in London

My dad, William Alfred Carter, used to live at 13 Arline Street, next door to the Forester. He remembered climbing in the window of his home which you can see here next to the pub. His dad used to be in there most nights apparently!
Dad was evacuated to Islip in Oxfordshire, separated from his siblings Harry, Jim and Joan. Leaving behind Kitty (Kathleen) who was 16, and twin babies with his mother Eliza and Dad Henry (Harry). They were all killed in the Blitz on 11th May 1941. ***

The pub, which stood on the corner of Arline Street and Diss Street, was bombed during the war and, I think, destroyed. Cecil Jeffrey Francis was still the publican at the time but he and his family came out unscathed. His mother was running the Duke of Sussex, in Goldsmiths Row, Shoreditch **

1928/Mrs Harriet Francis/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1934/Cecil J Francis/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1938/Cecil J Francis/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

In the 1939 electoral register at 15 Avaline street are
1939/Cecil J Francis/Licensed Victualler/Born Aug 31st 1899//Electoral Register
1939/Ida K Francis/Housework and Barmaid/Born Dec 4th 1906//Electoral Register


* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Linda Taylor

*** Provided By Wendy Dalton

  • UK Towns and Cities
  • London history
  • Accessible Travel etc
  • London Pub history
  • And Last updated on: Thursday, 25-Jan-2024 10:08:00 GMT