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Bledlow pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Three Crowns, Bledlow
Three Crowns, Bledlow, Princes Risboro - Licensee Geo Hayes
George Henry Hayes outside the Three Crowns
George Inverness Hayes at the Three Crowns
All kindly provided by John Brown & Rita Hayes
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1928/George Henry Hayes/../../../Kellys Directory
1931/George Henry Hayes/../../../Kellys Directory
1935/George Henry Hayes/../../../Kellys Directory
1939/George Henry Hayes/../../../Kellys Directory
On January 2nd 1943, Geo H Hayes (late of Plumstead) of the "Three Crowns, Bledlow, Bucks; aged 71 years - Sadly missed by all at home. ***
Elizabeth Sarah, widow of George Henry Hayes, passed away peacefully at Bledlow, Bucks. February 25, 1946. ***
George Inverness Hayes of the Three Crowns Bledlow Buckinghamshire dies 5 October 1957 Probate oxford 10 June to Daisy Elizabeth Hayes widow. ***
Effects £5654 1s 7d.
This is about Daisy Elizabeth Bunn who was the wife of George Inverness Hayes and died at the "3 Crowns" in 1999. ***
Daisy's parents had a fruit stall at Woolwich Market & Daisy was born & grew up in Woolwich. She married George Inverness Hayes at Woolwich town Hall & in the evening went to her new home The 3 Crowns in Bledlow Buckinghamshire. She was put staight behind the bar to serve drinks on her wedding night! This was a big change for Daisy, whose parents were both tea total. From that day onwards it became Daisys life, she served the drinks while her husband sat & chatted to the customers, playing cards etc. They also served cream teas, yet another job for her,not to mention the added task of filling cars etc with petrol from their petrol pump. There was apparently a great big framed photo in the Ladies salon, of the Hayes family Public house The Inverness arms in Plumstead, where her husband was born (hence his middle name being Inverness). It had lots of family members looking out of windows etc & The draymans horse & cart outside.Daisy's mother in law was a very stern lady who had to be obeyed and she used to keep on at poor Daisy to clean & polish the frame of the photo. My husband Percy Frederick Hayes remembered it from his childhood visits. Many years later we visited Daisy with our son Paul who, like me was very keen to view it. To our horror, Daisy told us that when her husband & mother in law had died she decided to close the Pub and use it as her home. The first thing she did was to saw up the said family photo and dispose of it !! After years of being made to clean and polish it. All she wanted was to get rid of it for ever. We were so disapointed. Although I must admit i could see why she did it ! ***
*** Provided By John Brown & (Rita Hayes)