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Blue Posts, 6 Tottenham Court Road W1

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In existence from at least 1809. At the junction with Hanway Street, this ex-Charrington's pub was demolished in 1998 and replaced with a short parade of shops. ***

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Morning Advertiser 20 November 1809 - Licensed Victuallers Association
The following are additional subscribers since the last advertisement of one pound, one shilling, i.e. one guinea:
Mr Sturges, Blue Post, Tottenham court road

1817/John Jameson/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1825, Mr. Broadbelt, Blue Posts, Tottenham Court road, Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/George Sparrow, Blue Posts, 6 Tottenham court road/../../Pigots Directory

1833-34/William Jefferys/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/William Jeffery/../../../Pigot's Directory *+

1841/William Jefferys/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1848/Michael Reilly/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1851/Michael Reilly/../../../Kellys Directory

May 1852/Michael Riley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

May1852/Henry Cusack/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

In the1851 census, Henry Cusack is shown as Inn Keeper of the CROWN INN, Kensington Town. *

1856/Henry Cusacks/../../../Post Office Directory

A newspaper report from The Sunday Times, Sunday, May 26, 1861; has the following report on his death :-
CUSACK, Mr. Henry, 20th, at the BLUE POSTS, Tottenham Court Road, aged 48. *

1861/Henry Cusack/Victualler/48/Ireland/Census *
1861/Sophia Cusack/Wife/49/Banstead, Surrey/Census
1861/Elizabeth Milley/Servant/38/Osborn, Kent/Census
1861/William Stock/Servant/26/North End, Essex/Census
1861/Rose Gartley/Servant/17/Marylebone/Census
1861/Ellen Taylor/Servant/23/Arbroath/Census

1869/Chas Edwin Goddard/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Benjamin J P Avon/Bar Manager/28/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Edwin Hewitt/Barman/25/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah McGraw/Barmaid/31/Maidenhead, Berkshire/Census
1881/Margaret Layton/Domestic Servant/35/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas James/Barman/16/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Abraham N Briggs/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Abraham N Briggs/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Robt Thos Meacock/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Eli Perry/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1899/Eli Perry/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Charles P. Kennet/Public House Manager/27/Chichester/Census *+
1901/Mary B. Richards/Boarder (Widow), Public House Manageress/37/Walton, Somerset/Census
1901/Annie Walsh/Boarder, Barmaid/23/Scotland/Census
1901/Annie R. Simmons/Boarder, Barmaid/19/Dunmow, Essex/Census
1901/Lucy Potter/Boarder (Widow), Cook Domestic/46/Newport, Monmouthshire/Census
1901/Henry Burton/Boarder, Barman/22/Clapham/Census
1901/John Garnside/Boarder, Barman/19/Worksop, Nottinghamshire/Census

1910/William Robert Perry & William Thomas Fletcher Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/William Robert Perry & William Thomas Fletcher Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Clifton Barritt/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Clifton Barlett/../../../Hughes Directory *+

In 1921 census at 6, St Pancras, Tottenham Court Road
Clifton Barritt, Licensed Victualler, aged 52 years 6 months, and born in Manchester, Lancashire, the Employer
Hannah Barritt, Wife, Assistant, aged 48 years 5 months, and born in Clerkenwell, London
Constance Barritt, Daughter, aged 12 years 2 months, and born in Westminster, London
Madge Law, Step-daughter, aged 26 years 9 months, and born in Westminster, London
Fred Webman, Barman, aged 28 years 9 months, and born in Clerkenwell, London
Sophia Larry, Servant, aged 29 years 8 months, and born in Holloway, London
Eva Cook, Barmaid, aged 24 years 6 months, and born in Beyton, Suffolk
Annie O'Conner, Barmaid, aged 28 years 11 months, and born in Asheaton, Co Limerick, Ireland

1938/Mrs Hannah H. Barritt/../../../Post Office Directory *+

My parents back in the late 1960's were temporary landlord and landlady of the Blue Post. **+
I unfortunately can't remember for how long. As there was no accommodation there we had a flat in Conway St wich was at the other end of Tottenham Court Road. There was a fully working kitchen in the basement with a full time cook she must have worked for a fairly wealthy family before coming here as she always refered to my brother and I as master and miss sounded very strange to two children from a working class background.
Being just down from the Dominion Theatre the doorman from there was a frequent customer. I have to say it was a great experience for two children from Cheshire to find the selves in we both have very happy memories of that time. Thank for taking the time to read this it was wonderful to see it again.

1966/George Whitehead, Blue Posts, 6 Tottenham Court Road W1/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1981, , Blue Posts, 6 Tottenham Court road, W1

1971, , Blue Posts, 6 Tottenham Court road, W1

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