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Princess Alice, 40 Commercial street, Whitechapel E1 6LP

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It was built in 1850, rebuilt in its present form in 1883 and remains open today. Numbering in Commercial Street varies around census, at 51 Commercial street in 1871, and at similar addresses through the years. It appears to be renamed the City Darts by 1988. ** Renamed The Culpeper in 2014. *+

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Princess Alice, 40 - 42 Commercial Street - in December 2006

Princess Alice, 40 - 42 Commercial Street - in December 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Princess Alice, 40 - 42 Commercial Street, E1 - in May 2011

Princess Alice, 40 - 42 Commercial Street, E1 - in May 2011

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Culpeper, 40 Commercial Street, E1 - in June 2018

Culpeper, 40 Commercial Street, E1 - in June 2018

Residents at this address.

1850/Jas. Budden/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/James Budden/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Thomas Budden/Licensed Victualler/24/Chatham, Kent/Census *
1851/Dinah Abrahams/Visitor (Widow), Housekeeper/58/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Richardson/Visitor, Barmaid/25/Darlington, Durham/Census
1851/Catharine Cardy/House Servant/40/Ireland/Census
1851/Josiah Smith/Nephew/12/Chatham, Kent/Census

1853/Elizabeth Ann Smith / Bar Woman / Widow /../../London Gazette, 7 June 1853 **

1856/Thomas Budden/../../../Post Office Directory

1862/Thomas Budden/../../../Post Office Directory **

1864/Ralph Bamborough / Manager /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

November 1864/James and William Budden, executors of Thomas Budden/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

November 1864/Ann Budden, his widow/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1866/Mrs Ann Budden/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/Mrs Ann Budden/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/Ann Budden/Licensed Victualler, Widow/43/Darlington, Durham/Census
1871/Thos Jas Budden/Son, Clerk/19/London/Census
1871/Alice Budden/Daughter/16/London/Census
1871/Thos M Hollings/Manager/34/London/Census
1871/William Miller/Waiter/24/London/Census
1871/Emma Jennings/Domestic Servant/16/London/Census

1874/Ann Budden/../../../H D Miles’ London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

1881/Ann Budden/Licensce Victualler/54/Darlington, Durham/Census
1881/Mary Ann Budden/Daughter/26/Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary E Domieu/Domestic Servant/39/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1881/James Frickey/Barman/37/Sandford, Devon/Census
1881/Alfred Holloway/Barman/22/Hackney, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Ann Budden/../../../Post Office Directory *

1888/Arthur Ferrar/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Elizabeth Cruse/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/John Beech/../../../Post Office Directory **

Tower Hamlets Independent and East End Local Advertiser 02 November 1895
Serious Robbery - Charles Milvin, 21, a barman, was charged with having stolen a sum of £10, gold and silver money, the property of John Beach. John Charles Bishop, manager for the prosecutor at his "Princess Alice" Tavern, Commercial street, Spitalfields, said that the prisomer had been three weeks in service as barman.

1899/John Beech/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/Clara Thirkettle/Bar Manageress/36/St Lukes, London/Census
1901/William Marh/Barman/24/St Georges, London/Census
1901/Florence Kent/Barmaid/23/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Nelly Martin/Barmaid/24/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Thomas Morgan/Potman/40/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Lillian Morgan/Cook/32/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Violet Morgan/Visitor/7/Mile End, London/Census

1906/John Beech/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1908/Alfd Geo Lamb/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Alfred George Lamb/../../../Post Office Directory *

1911/Alfred George Lamb/Publican/42/Lambeth, London/Census
1911/Mary Olive Lamb/Wife, Publican/36/Stoke Newington, London/Census
1911/Ethel Jennie Barker/Barmaid/27/Poplar, London/Census
1911/Jessie Amelia Smith/Nurse/18/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Herbert French/Worker/51/Mile End, London/Census
1911/Walter Hoskins/Barman/22/Hoxton, London/Census

1912/Alfred George Lamb/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/William Lashmar/../../../Post Office Directory *

1917/William Lashmar/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/William A. L. Lashmar/../../../Hughes Directory *

The 1921 census at 40 Commercial street, Whitechapel, the Princess Alice are
Selly Goldstein, Licensed Victualler, aged 43 years 8 months and born in London, the Employer
Ray Goldstein, Wife, aged 43 years 3 months and born in London
Hettie Goldstein, Daughter, Barmaid, aged 21 years 1 month and born in London
Lily Goldstein, Daughter, Barmaid, aged 18 years and born in London
Harry Goldstein, Son, aged 14 years 9 months and born in London
Hannah Goldstein, Daughter, aged 10 years and born in London
William Brooks, Barman, aged 24 years 3 months and born in London
Archey Dixon, Barman, aged 27 years 7 months and born in London
Kate Dixon, Servant, aged 28 years 6 months and born in London

1922/S Goldstein/../../../Hughes Directory *

1935/Mr A Harris/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

1944/Albert Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

Mr and Mrs A Harris, or as they are better know, Alfie and Hetty have been at the Princess Alice, Commercial Street, Whitechapel for 25 years. After the first world war, Alfie worked as a tailor until he joined the Licensed Trade in the West End, Moving East to the Princess Alice in August 1935, Mrs Harris is sister to Mrs Joel, wife of Nat Joel, our tenant at the Birdcage, Columbia Road. There is no lack of Licensed Trade experience in the family as Alfie and Hetty have a son and daughter, the son helping in the bar at weekends. One of the favourite topics of the customers at the "Alice" is football, as Alfie is a keen supporter of Chelsea FC and has held a season ticket for forty years.
The "Alice" is well known to all the market folk by virtue of its position so near to these famous market streets. They are well known for their cheerfulness and willingness to please, there being no better indication than during the last war from 1939-45 when the "Princess Alice" never closed, although bombs were dropping all around, and on one occasion the premises next door 'brewing' up after a fall of incendiary bombs. There is no doubt Alfie is a character and he has a motto 'Whatever you want, I've got it', and what he has in his store room we are told has to be seen to be believed! ***

Hetty & Alfie harris at the Princes of Wales, Commercial Street in 1960

Hetty & Alfie Harris at the Princes of Wales, Commercial Street in 1960

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1952/A Harris/../../../BT Telephone Directory

1956/A Harris/../../../BT Telephone Directory

1960/Mr A Harris/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

Albert Harris, tenant since August 8th, 1935 died in 1969 - Black eagle Journal ***

1983/../Princess Alice/../../Pub Directory

1988 - 90/F G Thorley/City Darts/../../Watney Truman publicans list

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Alex Wilkinson

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