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Baltic Tavern, 20 Chapel Road, Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southampton, Hampshire . The Southampton, Hampshire 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.

1871/Isaac Roberts/Baltic Tavern, 20 Chapel Road/../../Coxs Directory ****

1871/Henry Fry/Publican/36/Bridport, Dorset/Census ****
1871/Julia Fry/Wife/26/Derby, Derbyshire/Census
1871/William Ward/Visitor, Grocer/20/Derby, Derbyshire/Census
1871/Marsh Fry/Son/1/Southampton, Hampshire/Census

1875/William Glasspool/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Mary Wild/Beer Retailer, Widow/56/Eling, Hampshire/Census ****
1881/Mary Jane Wild/Daughter/23/Southampton, Hampshire/Census
1881/Alfred J Wild/Son, Railway Engine Cleaner/20/Southampton, Hampshire/Census

1884/Mrs M Wild/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1898/Charles Sherwood/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/George Kirby/Publican/58/Southampton, Hampshire/Census ****
1911/Elizabeth Kirby/Wife/60/Southampton, Hampshire/Census
1911/Rose Keats/Barmaid/23/Southampton, Hampshire/Census

1920/George Kirby/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1927/Arthur Davage/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1931/Albert Edward Lockhart/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1935/William Anstey/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

William Anstey was my grandfather. He was the proprietor of the Baltic Tavern in Chapel Road, Southampton, in 1940 at the time it was bombed during World War II. My grandparents, my aunt and her baby daughter (my cousin), and the dog, Gyp, had taken refuge from the bombing in the basement of the Baltic Tavern (where the beer barrels were stored). They were later rescued unharmed, the only casualty being the canary, Joey, in the dining room upstairs, who died of shock. *

William Anstey later became the proprietor of the Pensioners Arms. He had spent 25 years at sea in the Royal Navy and 20 years in the Merchant Navy.
He was an honourable man and respected by all who knew him. Born on Branksea Island (now known as Brownsea Island) in 1877, he died at the age of ninety-one.  *

* Provided By Mrs Needham

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 00:58:04 GMT