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Spread Eagle, Little Bardfield

Spread Eagle, Little Bardfield circa 1955

Spread Eagle, Little Bardfield circa 1955

Kindly provided by David Twitchett (copyright)

During WW2 there was a broadcast to USA "From an English Country Pub" I assumed that the place was patronised by American Service personnel. There used to be press cuttings of the event in the bar when I visited around 1955. I would hazard a guess that the carved sign was aquired from the Yanks.Does it look like the USA eagle? The painted sign then shewed an Osprey!!! ***

Spread Eagle Sign

Spread Eagle Sign

Kindly provided by David Twitchett (copyright)

The Spread Eagle Sign

The Spread Eagle Sign

Kindly donated by Colleen

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

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

1867/John Mihill/Baker/../../Post Office

1870/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1871/John Mihill/Baker/../../Post Office

1874/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1878/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1881/John Mihill/Innkeeper, Baker & Grocer/44/East Hanningfield, Essex/Census
1881/Emma Mihill/Wife/42/Springfield, Essex/Census
1881/Alice L. A. Mihill/Daughter/15/Little Bardfield, Essex/Census
1881/Minnie C. Mihill/Daughter/13/Little Bardfield, Essex/Census
1881/Maud M. Mihill/Daughter/8/Little Bardfield, Essex/Census
1881/Arthur J. Mihill/Son/6/Little Bardfield, Essex/Census

1882/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1886/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1890/John Mihill/Baker & Assistant Overseer/../../Kelly's

1894/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1895/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1898/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1899/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1901/John Mihill/Licensed Victualler/64/Hanningfield, Essex/Census*
1901/Maud M. Mihill/Daughter, Housekeeper/26/Little Bardfield, Essex/Census*
1901/Charles Chapman/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/29/Little Bardfield, Essex/Census*
1901/May Harland/Boarder/12/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census*

1902/John Mihill/Baker/../../Kelly's

1906/Walter Barker/../../../Kelly's

1908/Albert Francis/../../../Kelly's

1910/Albert Francis/../../../Kelly's

1912/Albert Francis/../../../Kelly's

1914/John Hale/../../../Kelly's

1917/John Alexander/../../../Kelly's

1922/John Alexander/../../../Kelly's

1925/John Alexander/../../../Kelly's

1929/John Alexander/../../../Kelly's

1933/Charles A. Parker/../../../Kelly's

1937/Henry William Barnes/../../../Kelly's

* Provided by Adrian Gray

*** Provided by David Twitchett

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:31:12 BST