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Railway Tavern, Lexden Road, Colchester

From 1843 it was named the Railway Tavern, coincidental with the arrival of the railway to Colchester, but it was not the only one by this name (The Railway Tavern in Magdalen Street was probably opened soon after the GER took over the Tendring Hundred Railway Company’s line, in 1867, which included St Botolphs Station)

The Railway Tavern, Mile End Road was known as the Railway Hotel, from 1898, and it became the Colchester Arms in 1963. It was demolished in 1972 to make way for a new roundabout.

Colchester pub history index

Residents at this address

1851/John Partridge/../76/../Census ***

Railway Tavern, Mile End, Colchester

1851/John Partridge/victualler/76/Stoke [by Nayland], Suffolk/Census **
1851/Sarah Partridge/wife/64/Wix, Essex/Census
1851/William Partridge/23/Boxted, Essex/Census
1851/Sarah Ann Hamwood/house servant/24/Copdock, Suffolk/Census

1861/John Rusher/publican/59/Birch, Essex/Census **
1861/Phoebe Rusher/wife/55/Layer de la Haye, Essex/Census
1861/Phoebe Studd/niece, assistant beerseller/30/Birch, Essex/Census
1861/Phoebe Studd/grandaughter, scholar/08/Elmstead, Essex/Census
1861/James Rusher/brother, servant/56/Birch, Essex/Census
1861/Joseph Verlander/ostler/Myland/Colchester, Essex/Census

1862/John Rusher/ ../ ../ ../Post Office

1867/John Rusher/ ../ ../ ../Post Office

1871/Phoebe Rusher/ ../ ../ ../Post Office

1871/Phoebe Rusher/widow, innkeeper/61/Layer, Essex/Census **
1871/Phoebe Studd/daughter, widow, assistant/40/Birch, Essex/Census
1871/Phoebe Studd/grandaughter, assistant/18/Elmstead, Essex/Census
1871/James Rusher/brother in law, labourer/66/Birch, Essex/Census
1871/Alfred Sach/servant, ostler/32/Messing, Essex/Census

1874/Phoebe Studd/ ../ ../ ../Post Office

1874/Phoebe Studd/ ../ ../ ../Post Office

1878/Elizabeth Debnam/ ../ ../ ../Post Office

1881/George French/licensed victualler/48/Bures, Essex/Census **
1881/Emily French/wife/31/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/Sidney French/son/01/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/Esther Wright/sister in law/21/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/Herbert Garrod/servant, waiter/20/Boxted, Essex/Census

1882/George French/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1886/George French/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1890/George French/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1891/George French/publican and cab master/58/Bures, Essex/Census **
1891/Emily French/wife/42/Colchester, Essex/Census
1891/Sidney French/son, scholar/11/Colchester, Essex/Census
1891/Florence Welham/servant, domestic/15/Nayland, Suffolk/Census

1892/George French / ../ ../ ../Kelly

1895/George French/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

Railway Hotel

1898/George Mead/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1899/George Mead/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1901/George Mead/licensed victualler/53/Brentwood, Essex/Census **
1901/Alice Mead/wife/33/Romford, Essex/Census

1902/George Mead/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1906/George Mead/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1908/William Francis Strong/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1910/William Francis Strong/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1912/William Francis Strong/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1914/William Francis Strong/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1917/William Adams/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1922/William Adams/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1925-6/William Adams/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1929/William Adams/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1933/John R Morris/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

1937/John R Morris/ ../ ../ ../Kelly

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