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Tower Hamlets Arms, 83 Tower Hamlets Road, Forest Gate

Forest Gate pub history index

This pub closed in 2002 and is now in residential use.  **

Tower Hamlets Arms, 83 Tower Hamlets Road, E7 - in November 2007

Tower Hamlets Arms, 83 Tower Hamlets Road, E7 - in November 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1870/Thomas Lancaster/../../../Kelly's Directory

1871/Thomas Lancaster/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thomas Lancaster/Licensed Victualler/48/Downham, Norfolk/Census ****
1871/Maria Lancaster/Wife/37/Barwell, Gloucestershire/Census

1874/Thomas Lancaster/../../../Kelly's Directory

1878/Thomas Lancaster/../../../Kelly's Directory

1881/Thomas Proctor/Licensed Victualler/46/Bacton, Suffolk/Census
1881/Portland(?) Proctor/Wife/50/Shoreham, Kent/Census
1881/George H. Proctor/Son, Licensed Victualler/22/Camberwell, Surrey/Census

1882/Thomas Proctor/../../../Kelly's Directory

1896/Frank Bate/../../../Kelly's Directory *

January 1897 - February 1902/Percy John Gill/Owner & Licensee/../../Relative*+

February 1902 - July 1907/Henry Gill/Owner & Licensee/../../Relative*+

1902/Henry Gill/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1906/Henry Gill/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

I found a copy of Watney's Red Barrel magazine dated January 1950. It has an article which was an interview with my Grandfather Thomas Heritage. The interview talks about his life and the second page of it gives a better idea of the year he ran the various pubs.
He first started out at the Tower Hamlets Arms in Forest Gate in 1907; later to be transferred to the Devonshire Arms in Mile End. He spent around 26 years at the Devonshire Arms which was bombed out in WWII, and in 1941 he moved on to the Weavers Arms in Islington.  ***

1908/Thomas Heritage/../../../Kelly's Directory

1910/Thomas Heritage/../../../Kelly's Directory

1911/Thomas Heritage/Licensed Victualler/34/Clerkenwell/Census ****
1911/Emma Heritage/Mother, Widow/62/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Sarah Heritage/Sister, manageress/35/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Bessie Coe/Niece, Servant/20/Bethnal Green/Census

1912/Miss Minnie Andre/../../../Kelly's Directory

1914/Alfred Sims/../../../Kelly's Directory

1917/Alfred Sims/../../../Kelly's Directory

1922/Alfred Sims/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1925/Henry Morgan/../../../Kelly's Directory

1934/Henry Morgan/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1938/Henry Morgan/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Mrs Florence Morgan/../../../Post Office Directory *

1988/Mr A E Sleap/../../../Watney Truman List ****


* Provided by Ewan

*+ Provided by Monica Ryan. Percy John Gill bought the premises on 12th January 1897 and on his death, on 24th February 1902, left it to his nephew Henry Gill.

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Brian Heritage

**** Provided by Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:28:29 BST