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Anglers Retreat, New Road, Dagenham

History of Dagenham

Rebuilt in 1926, an ex-beerhouse with a full license granted in 1935. The address is also listed as at Dagenham Dock

Anglers' Retreat, New Road, Dagenham - in 1938

Anglers' Retreat, New Road, Dagenham - in 1938

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The  Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1851/Samuel Bone/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Samuel Bone/Labourer/69/Wetherfield, Essex/Census ****
1851/Mehatable Bone/Wife/68/Barking, Essex/Census
1851/Joseph Jackson/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/24/Dagenham, Essex/Census

1855/Samuel Bone/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

1862/Samuel Bone/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1867/Mrs Sarah Bone/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1871/Elijah Bull/Beerhouse Keeper/39/Tolstone Major, Essex/Census ****
1871/Sarah Bull/Wife/41/Aveley, Essex/Census
1871/Ann Bull/Daughter/19/Hadleigh, Essex/Census
1871/Louisa Bull/Daughter/13/Aveley, Essex/Census
1871/Charles Bull/Son/10/Aveley, Essex/Census
1871/Christiania Bull/Daughter/8/Aveley, Essex/Census
1871/Florence Bull/Daughter/5/Aveley, Essex/Census
1871/Maud C. Bull/Daughter/2/Aveley, Essex/Census
1871/Peter Smith/Boarder, Labourer/22/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1871/Robert Silby/Boarder, Labourer/28/Norwich/Census
1871/William Gruand?/Boarder, Labourer/22/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1871/George Newman/Boarder, Labourer/20/Newmarket, Suffolk/Census
1871/Charles Pattison/Boarder, Painter/26/Gravesend, Kent/Census

9/1872/Elijah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

15/6/1876/Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

1878/Mrs. Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

1881/Sarah Bull/Beerhouse Keeper/50/Aveley, Essex/Census
1881/Charles Bull/Son, Wax Refiner/20/Aveley, Essex/Census
1881/Christiania Bull/Daughter, Pupil Teacher/18/Aveley, Essex/Census
1881/Florence Bull/Daughter/15/Aveley, Essex/Census
1881/Maud C. Bull/Daughter/12/West Thurrock, Essex/Census

1882/Mrs. Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1886/Mrs. Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1890/Seabrook & Sons/../../../Kelly's
1890/Mrs. Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1891/Sarah Bull/Beerhouse Keeper (Widow)/61/Aveley, Essex/Census *
1891/Charles Bull/Son/30/Aveley, Essex/Census
1891/Christiana Bull/Daughter/27/Aveley, Essex/Census
1891/Maud Bull/Daughter/22/West Thurrock, Essex/Census

1895/Mrs. Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1899/Mrs. Sarah Bull/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

There is an error in this page as I believe Fred William Cox may be at a different Pub

1902/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1906/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1908/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1910/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1911/Frederick Cox/Beer Retailer/53/Woolwich, Kent/Census *
1911/Louisa Cox/Wife/48/Aveley, Essex/Census
1911/Florence Cox/Daughter, School Teacher/24/Barking, Essex/Census
1911/Fredica Cox/Daughter/20/Barking, Essex/Census
1911/Christiana Cox/Daughter/13/Barking, Essex/Census

1912/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1914/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1917/Fred William Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1922/Fred Scales/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1925-6/? Felligate/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's
1925-6/Frank Skeels/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

Note: Prior to 1929, Premises only named in 1881 & 1890

1929/? Eves/../../../Kelly's
1929/Frank Skeels/../../../Kelly's

1931 - 1935/ Rice/../../../Freehold

1933/ Eves & Rice/../../../Kelly's

1936 - 1938/ Greenwood/../../../Freehold

1937/Masson & Greenwood/../../../Kelly's

1939 - 1962/ Goff/../../../Freehold

1963 - 1966/ L H Cooper/../../../Freehold

February 1967/ P Boyle/../../../Freehold

In the summer of 1977 I moved to Penn in Buckinghamshire with my mother and her new partner who ran the Rose and Crown public house there.
Two summers later in 1979 they left to live in and run the Angler's Retreat in Dagenham, leaving in December 1981. Having married in Penn they were at that time -  Ella and Roy Sharkey, along with me, Christopher, being Ella's son from a previous marriage, but also taking the name Sharkey. **

They left to live in and manage the Spanish Steps in Canning Town until the summer of the following year 1981, when they were dismissed following the theft of the safe from the downstairs office in the middle of the night. Interestingly the relief couple who took over the running of the pub, arrived at lunch time from Newcastle and admitted that they had been informed of their new position the day before (i.e. before the safe was stolen).
My parents then took over The California pub, E16 2NQ, and left after closing on the night of 16th May 1982 - the only reason I know this with certainty is because I was quite young, and was unexpectedly allowed to stay up until the end of the World Snooker Final which Alex Higgins won.  We then gathered our possessions and left in the middle of the night. I don't know the circumstances surrounding that event, but I know that the owners of the pub had no idea that it was happening. **


* Provided by Ewan

** Provided by Chris Sharkey

**** Provided by Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:26:59 BST