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Red Lion, 9 Princes Street, St Margaret, Westminster SW1

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This pub stood on the western side of Princes Street, between Lewisham Street and Parker Street. Until the 1850s, its address was 21 Princes Street, but re-numbering then changed it to No. 9. A newspaper ad of 1803 refers to a carriage for sale in the Red Lion Yard, Princes Street, but Horwood’s map of 1795 does not show a yard attached to No 21, though there is an un-named yard opposite. The earliest reference to the pub itself is as an address for a letter in 1822. There is a pub today (2012) on the same site (address now 9 Storeys Gate), called the Westminster Arms, but I cannot find proof of any continuity between the Red Lion and this modern pub.

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1811/Charles Debenham, publican, 21 Princess street, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

Morning Advertiser 06 March 1822
Died, Suddenly, on Sunday morning last, aged 26, deeply regretted, Mrs Hannah Forster Denham, wife of Mr George Howard Denham, of the Red Lion, Princes street, Westminster

1825/Mr. Vickers, Red Lion, Princes street, Westminster /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1830/Mrs Vickers, Red Lion, Princes street, Westminster makes a one guinea Susbscription to the Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Sarah Vickes, Red Lion, 21 Princes street, Westminster/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/Mary Langridge/../../../Pigot’s Directory ***

1841/C. Franklin/../../../Trades Directory ***

[I have a problem with the 1841 Census. It does not number dwellings in Princes Street, nor name pubs, but one can find George Burrell, Publican (whom we know to have been at No 17, the Duke of Ormond), and Thomas Boatwright, Publican (whom we know to have been at No 24, the Prince’s Head). There are exactly 6 dwellings between the houses of these gentlemen, suggesting the entries are in consecutive numerical order. But the dwelling which should be No 21 does not have a publican present, and nor do any of the other intervening houses. Even more problematic, Mr Charles Franklin, who could be the man recorded in the Trades Directory as being the licensee of the Red Lion in 1841, is living at what was probably No 18, and working as a Tailor!] ***

1843/Chas Franklin/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/Daniel Heavens/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Daniel Heavens/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Daniel Heavens/Licensed Victualler/51/Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Heavens/Wife/41/Stowe, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Wm Heavens/Son/15/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Heavens/Daughter/9/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Infant Heavens/Daughter/3 months/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Benjamin Heavens/Potman/23/Acton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Maria Harrington/Servant/20/Ireland/Census

27th May 1856/License transfer from Daniel Heavens to Henry Goddard/../../../The Era ***

9th Aug 1859/License transfer from Henry Goddard to Alfred Ingram/../../../The Era ***

1861/Alfred Ingram/Licensed Victualler/44/Uxbridge Middlesex/Census ***
1861/Elizabeth Ingram/Wife/35/St Georges East Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth E Ingram/Daughter/10/Limehouse Middlesex/Census
1861/Marie Ingram/Daughter/9/St George Southwark/Census
1861/Rebecca Hall/House Servant/38/Bermondsey/Census
1861/Wiliam Fred Ingram/Son/6/Bermondsey/Census
1861/George Hartstone/Pot Man/28/London/Census
1861/Henry L Moule/Lodger/32/Edinburgh/Census

9th May 1865/License transfer from Alfred Ingram to Emma Stuart/../../../The Era ***

5th Feb 1867/License transfer from Emma Stuart to James Thompson/../../../The Era ***

6th Aug 1867/License transfer from James Thompson to Richard Reading Forder /../../../The Era ***

3rd Nov 1868/License transfer from Richard Reading Forder to John Radway /../../../The Era ***

1869/John Radway/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Radway/Publican/41/ Ch***borne, Gloucestershire/Census ***
1871/Jane Radway/Wife/46/Suffolk/Census
1871/Emily Brown/Barmaid/20/Bermondsey/Census
1871/James Caddell/Servant/30/Bloomsbury/Census
1871/Ann Kearsley/Servant/28/Petersham Herefordshire/Census
1871/Emily Sivey/Visitor/27/Helston Cornwall/Census
1871/James Sivey/Visitor/30/Bilston Staffordshire/Census

1881/John Hamblin/Licensed Victualler/32/Goathill, Somerset/Census
1881/Sophia Hamblin/Wife/32/Guernsey, Channel Islands/Census
1881/Florence Hamblin/Daughter/7/Goathill, Somerset/Census
1881/Ada Hamblin/Daughter/6/Guernsey, Channel Islands/Census
1881/John Hamblin/Son/3/Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Hamblin/Son/1/London North St, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Hamblin/Sister, Housekeeper/34/Goathill, Somerset/Census
1881/Mary Southensey/Cook/57/London City, Middlesex/Census
1881/Fanny Stock/Kitchen Maid/18/Pimlico/Census
1881/Christina Merrett/Barmaid/19/Shoreditch/Census
1881/William Miller/Barman/21/Shoreditch/Census

1882/John Hamblin/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/John Hamblin/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Hamblin/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Hamblin/Licensed Victualler/40/Goathill, Dorset/Census ***
1891/Sophia Hamblin/Wife/40/Guernsey, Channel Isles/Census
1891/Florence Hamblin/Daughter, Barmaid/17/Goathill, Dorset/Census
1891/Ada Hamblin/Daughter, Housemaid/16/Guernsey, Channel Isles/Census
1891/John A Hamblin/Son/15/Westminster, London/Census
1891/Walter G Hamblin/Son/11/Westminster, London/Census
1891/Louisa Farnham/Cook/36/Fulham, London/Census
1891/Herbert Edgerton/Potman/22/Surbiton, Surrey/Census

1895/John Hamblin/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John Hamblin/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/John Hamblin/Licensed Victualler/52/Sherbourne, Dorset/Census
1901/Florence F Hamblin/Daughter, Barmaid/27/Sherbourne, Dorset/Census
1901/Ada Hamblin/Daughter, Barmaid/26/Guernsey/Census
1901/John A Hamblin/Son, Clerk/23/Westminster/Census
1901/Walter G Hamblin/Son, Barman/21/Westminster/Census
1901/William Hayes/Barman/45/City Road, London/Census
1901/Elizabeth Scames/Barmaid/17/Westminster/Census
1901/Rose S Newman/Cook/36/Marylebone/Census
1901/Amey Sheppard/Housemaid/23/Highgate/Census

1911/John Hamblin/Licensed Victualler/60/Goathill Somerset/Census ***
1911/Emma Hamblin/Wife/55/St Pancras/Census
1911/Anne Batchelor/Barmaid/25/Wolverton Buckinghamshire/Census
1911/Lena Vincent/Housemaid/21/Lymington Hants/Census
1911/May Weblevy/Kitchenmaid/18/Camden Town/Census
1911/Walter Durbin/Barman/22/Ivor Buckinghamshire/Census

1922/Owen Ward, Red Lion, 9 Princes Street, Westminster SW1/../../ Post Office Directory

1938/Owen Ward/../../../ Post Office Directory

In 1939 at 9 Red Lion Princes Street,S W I, Westminster
Thomas J O'Toole, Public House Manager, born 28 Jan 1905
Marjorie M O'Toole, Public House Manageress, born 20 Apr 1907
Richard Heneghan, Barman, born 25 Mar 1913
Thomas Tierney, Barman, born 14 Dec 1916

1944/Owen Ward/../../../ Post Office Directory ***

Westminster & Pimlico News 28 May 1943 - Transfer of licences granted
Red Lion, Princes street from the late Owen Ward (managing director, Ward's Catering Co Ltd) and E A Baker (resident manager) to G S J Linnett (secretary of the company) and E A Baker

Westminster RAF, 342 Wing Association, Held at the Red Lion 9 Princes street Westminster SW1 26th November 1947

Westminster RAF, 342 Wing Association, Held at the Red Lion 9 Princes street Westminster SW1 26th November 1947

Kindly provided by Chris Nicholas

Westminster RAF, 342 Wing Association, the Red Lion 9 Princes street Westminster SW1 26th November 1947 part 2

Westminster RAF, 342 Wing Association, the Red Lion 9 Princes street Westminster SW1 26th November 1947 part 2

Kindly provided by Chris Nicholas

In 1944, Group Captain G R Isherwood took command of the 342 Wing in Burma

Westminster RAF
342 Wing Association
Group Captain G R Isherwood DFC, AFC

Vice President
Wing Commander A L T Naish OBE

First Annual Reunion Dinner
342 Wing Association
Held at the Red Lion 9 Princes street Westminster SW1
26th November 1947

Present, Group Captain G R Isherwood DFC, AFC; S/Ldr Trump ; F/Lt Clark ; Messrs Ribaire, Hayhoe, Keble, Longley, Deeble, Scott-Turner, Ingran, Pratt, Edwards, Nicholls, Humble, Piesse and Roberts.

The first fruits of a meeting which took place in the Officers Mess Akyab in September 1945 amidst waving palm trees boiling sun and the general ballyhoo connected with the "Steaming green hell of the Jungle" were gathered in at another meeting which took place in the cold foggy and generally miserable conditions of a late November night in London. Although the climactic conditions since we were last together are a little different, the same friendly atmosphere noticeably prevailed. In fact, apart from warmer raiment, lack of sun tan and corned beef, it might have been just another night in 342 Wing Mess.
The proceedings opened with (give you one guess OK, you win!) DRINKS, during which old memories of bygone days were recalled, old battles refought, and many reasons why, in spit of 342 Wing we still won the war discussed. At last dinner was served, and after a final drink, we all took our seats. Apart from praising the good quality of the meal, we will now pass on to the coffee and liquers.
After the toast to the King had been drunk. Tom Trump proposed the health of the President, Group Captain Isherwood who replied in his usual witty and forthright way. This was followed by the toast to "absent friends" and the sectretary, Robbie giving us a short resume of the Associations activities during the past year and presenting the balance sheet. The only item of the latter, which the writer can remember is that there is a cash balance of 17 shillings and halfpence in hand. You will be sorry to hear that Tim Wilder is in hospital after several operations and it was decided to send him a telegram in the names of all present wishing him a speedy recovery. After all he has had three wars to toughen him up, it should take more than a surgeons kniife to lay him low!
In the general discussion which followed there seemed to be a pronounced feeling for another dinner possibly next summer when it would be possible to invite wives, or if a member is so unfortuanately placed as not to have one, his girl friend.

The dinner finished up with a photograph being taken of those present.

Westminster RAF, 342 Wing Association, 16 members

Westminster RAF, 342 Wing Association, 16 members

Present are : Group Captain G R Isherwood DFC, AFC; S/Ldr Trump ; F/Lt Clark ; Messrs Ribaire, Hayhoe, Keble, Longley, Deeble, Scott-Turner, Ingran, Pratt, Edwards, Nicholls, Humble, Piesse and Roberts.

Kindly provided by Chris Nicholas

We then adjoined for a few more drinks until it was time to pack up. Over the latter part of the evening the writer is a little hazy. He vaguely remembers. Reg Hayhoe propelling him into a tax and instructing the driver to unload him at Victoria, but then a thick veil descends until he awake next morning in his right bed.
Amongst those present the following were noted.
First the "G C" - Cheerful and amusing as only he can be but he had not noticeably grown any taller.
Tom Trump - Loyal as ever to his belief that the R A F can do no wrong. He is now S. Ad, o'ing it at Church Lawford near Rugby.
Robbie - Very cheerful at the prospect of Sir Richard Acland winning Gravesend for Labour but he did not look any more happy outwardly.
Nobby Clark - Got so fed up with civvy street that he has returned to the RAF looked very smart in his RAF uniform and bow tie, which is a new one on me, but then I wouldn't know.
The "Doc" and "Padre" - the former to bleed us and the latter to pray for us.
"Scottie" - still trying to fill in "674's" for Flying Control Verey's and torch batteries.
George Humble - The New proud possessor of a son.
Paddy Ingram - With his lilting Irish brogue.
And Lastley the never to be forgotten "Longers". What more can I say than that he is still looking for "Pinkie".
Finally, all thanks to Robbie Reg Hayhoe and Deeble for all they did in the way of organisation and preparation of the arrangements.

*** Provided By John Hills

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