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Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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The Valley Inn was previously named the Clothiers Arms;

Clothiers Arms (Valley Inn) GL6 8DX is now a private residence but the property is still called the Valley Inn. The name was changed from the Clothiers Arms on February 11th 1916. The Valley Inn was refurbished and reopened on August 7th 1964 but had closed permanently by 1969. *

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The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer circa 1920

The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer circa 1920

Kindly provided by Michael Tovey

The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer and daughters circa 1920

The Valley Inn, Chalford, Stroud - Minnie Spencer and daughters circa 1920

Kindly provided by Michael Tovey

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I have discovered that my great grandmother ran the Clothiers Arms, Chalford between 1919 and 1926 (from electoral registers).
Minnie had been widowed in 1916 but was the daughter of a Stony Stratford publican, so she knew the business.
Minnie also ran the Valley Inn. Apparently the Clothiers Arms was renamed the Valley Inn on 11 Feb 1916 ; it is odd that it was still called the Clothiers in electoral lists through 1926. *

See above photographs of her daughters (one of whom is my grand mother) posing with 4 men and of Minnie herself under the Valley Inn sign. *
I also found the attached in a drawer. Dated 5 May 1994 Standard Times :

1939/Jn Hy Whiting/../../../Kellys Directory

1939/John H Whiting/Carpenter and Joiner/Born 13 October 1884//Electoral Register
1939/Elsie A Whiting/Domestic Duties/Born 22 May 1902//Electoral Register
1939/Harriett J Whiting//Born 5 November 1948//Electoral Register
1939/Jean E Whiting/../Born 7 June 1930/School/Electoral Register
1939/Margaret E Elvis/Sewing Machinist/Born 6 April 1922//Electoral Register

Clothiers Arms (Valley Inn) GL6 8DX is now a private residence but the property is still called the Valley Inn. The name was changed from the Clothiers Arms on February 11th 1916. The Valley Inn was refurbished and reopened on August 7th 1964 but had closed permanently by 1969. *


* Provided by Michael Tovey

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