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British Empire, 308 Barking Road, Plaistow E13

Plaistow index

Also see the History of Plaistow

The address is listed as 1 & 2 Victoria Terrace, Barking Road in 1878, and as 1 & 2 Victoria Street, Barking Road in 1874, prior to street renumbering. Listed at 308 Barking Road in 1896 & 1901. *

The following entries are in this format:

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

1874/James Thomas Bennett/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1878/James Thomas Bennett/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1881/James T. Barnett/Beer Retailer/43/Chatham, Kent/Census
1881/Rebecca Barnett/Wife/41/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1881/Amy Barnett/Daughter/17/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/William Barnett/Son/15/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Harry Barnett/Son/12/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Thomas Barnett/Son/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Barnett/Daughter/9/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Kate Barnett/Daughter/3/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Martha Barnett/Daughter/1/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Rebecca Barnett/Daughter/5m/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Laura Offord/General Servant/18/Plaistow, Essex/Census

1891/James Bennett/Beer Retailer, Widow/53/Chatham, Kent/Census ****
1891/Amy Bennett/Daughter, Beer Retailers Assistant/27/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1891/William Bennett/Son, Beer Retailers Assistant/25/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1891/Thomas Bennett/Son, Beer Retailers Assistant/21/Shoreditch, Middxx/Census
1891/Kate Bennett/Daughter/13/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Martha Bennett/Daughter/11/West Ham, Essex/Census

1896/Jas T Bennett/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office ****

1901/James Bennett/Beer Retailer, Widow/63/Chatham, Kent/Census ****
1901/William Bennett/Son, Manager/35/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Kate Bennett/Daughter, House Keeper/23/Plaistow, West Ham/Census
1901/Martha Bennett/Daughter, Assistant/21/Plaistow, West Ham/Census

1911/William Irons/Beer House Keeper/48/West Ham, Essex/Census ****
1911/Hilda Harriett Irons/Daughter, Assistant/17/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Willim Thomas Irons/Son, Assistant/16/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Lilian Louisa Irons/Daughter/8/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Bert Bartell/Barman/19/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Ethel Rose Ashenden/Domestic Servant/18/West Ham, Essex/Census

1906/William Irons/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office ****

1914/William Irons/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office ****

1917/William Irons/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office ****

1922/Robert Henry Irons/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office ****

1934/William Irons/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Fras B Hagon/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office ****

My father and mother owned the British Empire in Barking Road, Plaistow. Frank and Florrie Hagon. My father was in India and my mother was running the pub. It got a direct hit in 1941 my mother was giving a party to a load of customers going to war. When a bomb destroyed the pub killing all except my mother and the barmaid. If you've got any pictures of the British Empire, or other information I would be very grateful. It was a Taylor Walker's house, where we had a funny license and could open at 4 o'clock in the morning for the stevedores and duckies. They were only licensed to sell wine and beer, and there were five bars. When we closed my father would squeegee the beer and the sawdust out into the street. **

Note: Premises only named in 1881 and 1911


* Provided By Ewan

** Provided by Bernard Hagon

**** Provided by Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:32:32 BST