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20-03-2009, 11:00 PM
One of my ancestors was living at the Mackworth Arms pub, 158 Commercial Road, London St George in East when the 1911 census was taken. He was living with a Meyer family, amongst others, and I have verified this through the London Pubs and Trade Directory.
Is there anyone who would have any information about that particular public house or any connections with it at a similar time. I'm still trying to find out more about my family or the people they would have known. My ancestor was called William James Hammant, potman and Barman.
20-03-2009, 11:08 PM
Have you see the entry for the Mackworth Arms on the Dead Pubs website (http://deadpubs.co.uk/LondonPubs/StGeorgeEast/MackworthArms.shtml)? Scroll down - there's a photograph. ;)
20-03-2009, 11:14 PM
Thanks Jan.....Yes I have seen that picture before...it's great:D
What I really want now is someone that knows something about it and the people that worked there.....nearly 100 years ago!!!!???
My Great Grandfather appeared to be working for a German family. I do not know London at all...so any useless snippet of information about this place would be a huge help in building a picture of my ancestors life.
Thank you so much:)
20-03-2009, 11:31 PM
Although not specific to the pub, the book East End Past (http://www.parishchest.com/shop/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P86390&pageOffset=0) could provide a flavour of the the life and times of people in the area.
20-03-2009, 11:35 PM
Thanks Jan:D You are a mine of information!
Does the East of London Family History Society have a website I can contact them on?
20-03-2009, 11:38 PM
You are a mine of information! Pub trade families abound in my tree... ;)
Does the East of London Family History Society have a website I can contact them on?Yes - just throw it into your search engine. :)
20-03-2009, 11:43 PM
Brilliant!:D You have been most helpful!
I've just quickly found a defunct pubs/breweries site and The Mackworth Arms was run by Watney Combe Reid &Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico and Mortlake Brewery. It is no longer in existence...how would I contact archive in that case.....?
21-03-2009, 1:11 AM
I've just quickly found a defunct pubs/breweries site and The Mackworth Arms was run by Watney Combe Reid &Co Ltd - Stag Brewery, Pimlico and Mortlake Brewery. It is no longer in existence...how would I contact archive in that case.....?Have a read of this from Access to Archives (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=074-acc2979&cid=0#0).
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