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Feathers, 36 Tudor Street / 22 Temple Street, Whitefriars EC4

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Ex-Watney Combe Reid. Rebuilt in the late 19th century and again in 1974. Recently (2018) rebranded as a branch of Jamie's wine bars. *** Noted as Temple Rest, 36 Tudor street in the 1911 census; this makes sense as it is referred to as Temple Restaurant between 1899 and 1944, for example.

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Feathers, Tudor Street, on the corner of Temple Lane showing the original pub in 1948.

Feathers, Tudor Street, on the corner of Temple Lane showing the original pub in 1948.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Feathers having just been released on bail after the Redlands drug bust in June 1967

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the Feathers having just been released on bail after the Redlands drug bust in June 1967

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Feathers, 36 Tudor Street EC4 - in February 2011

Feathers, 36 Tudor Street EC4 - in February 2011

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The Feathers early address according to trade directories is the Feathers, 22 Temple Street; but at the same time it is listed (un-named) in the 1851 and 1861 census at 1 Temple Lane. This pub was rebuilt in 1895 and in around this year it also took the alternative name of Temple Restaurant. It was again rebuilt in 1974 and is now called the Witness Box (2011). **

Residents at this address

1793/Vass / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1830/Robert William Atkinson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1836/Robert William Atkinson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1842/John Palmer/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1848/John Palmer/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Samuel Thurlow/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Samuel Thurlow/Publican/40/Fulham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jemima Thurlow/Wife/31/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/John W Thurlow/Son/9/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sara L Thurlow/Niece, Barmaid/28/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1851/Robert Turner/Waiter, Widow/41/Wiltshire/Census

1852/Samuel Thurlow/../../../Watkins Directory **

1854/Mr C E Meades / formerly Landlord /../../The Friendly Societies� and Licensed Victuallers� Journal � October 1854 **

1856/John Boulter/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/John Jeffereys/Licensed Victualler/31/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Emma Jeffereys/Wife/28/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Jeffereys/Son/8/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Jeffereys/Visitor/17/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Eliza Osborn/Domestic Servant/25/Felsham, Surrey/Census
1861/Louisa Edgerton/Domestic Servant/32/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/Henry Goater/Waiter/22/Shoreditch, London/Census

1866/William Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory **

1869/William Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thomas Cox, Temple Restaurant, 36 Tudor street EC/../../Post Office Directory **

1906/Thomas Cox, Temple Restaurant, 36 Tudor street EC/../../Post Office Directory

1908/Thomas Cox / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 27 September 1910 **

1911/Victor Charles Weyers/Manager Hotel/38/Cavendish square/Census
1911/Kathleen Emily Weyers/Wife, Manageress/36/Tunbridge Wells/Census
1911/Milly May Lincoln/Housemaid/19/Attleboro, Norwich/Census
1911/Gertrude Woodward/Barmaid/28/Tarwell, NOrthampton/Census
1911/Dorothy Fox/Barmaid/18/Kilburn/Census
1911/Rhoda Hawkin/Barmaid/23/Yeovil, Somerset/Census

1921/A C Leighton & Co, Temple, 36 Tudor street EC4/../../Hughes Directory

In 1921 census at 36 Tudor Street, City of London
Catherine Abbott, Licensed Victualler Manageress, Widow, A C Leighton Licensed Victualler, aged 45 years 6 months, and born in London
Dorothy Abbott, Daughter, Solicitors Clerk, Mr Goldberg Solicitors West St Moorgate St, aged 16 years 5 months, and born in Essex
Ethel Russell, Barmaid, A C Leighton, aged 28 years 4 months, and born in Hartlepool, Durham
Ethel Marks, Barmaid, A C Leighton, aged 25 years 1 month, and born in Clerkenwell, London
Hilda Gabelle, Waitress, A C Leighton, aged 26 years 6 months, and born in Clerkenwell, London
Ivy Decoursey, Cook, A C Leighton, aged 48 years 9 months, and born in Ireland

1938/William. James Leighton, Temple Restaurant, 36 Tudor street EC4/../../Post Office Directory

1940/William. James Leighton, Temple Restaurant, 36 Tudor street EC4/../../Post Office Directory

1944/William. James Leighton, Temple Restaurant, 36 Tudor street EC4./../../Post Office Directory **

My mum and dad, Richard F Summers and Edith P Summers, ran the Feathers, certainly there in 1950 (see attached) and 1951.
The story goes the night I was born there were some members of the Port of London Authority having a few in there and to celebrate they made me an Honourary Member ! *

1983/../Witness Box, 36 Tudor street EC4 : Watneys/../../Pub Directory

1991/../Witness Box, 36 Tudor street EC4 : Grand Met-Watneys/../../Pub Directory


* Provided By Mark R Summers

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Tris

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