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One Bell, 146 High Street, Great Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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Old Berkhamsted High Street and Market Place showing the One Bell

Old Berkhamsted High Street and Market Place showing the One Bell

Kindly provided by John & Sue Brandon

One Bell, 146 High Street, Berkhamsted - in November 2008

One Bell, 146 High Street, Berkhamsted - in November 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1855/William Rance/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/William Devine/Licensed Victualler/24/Cudham, Kent/Census
1881/Eliza Devine/Wife/21/Cudham, Kent/Census
1881/Leonard Pocock/General Servant/27/Berkhamsted, Hertford/Census

1886/Jesse Badrick/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/Henry Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1902/Thomas Bray/../../../Kellys Directory **

1912/William Thomas Meads/../../../Post Office Directory

My husband (John Charles Brandon) is the grandson of Lawrence Brandon, the publican of the One Bell from 1922,  until approximately 1946. Then, Laur's son's (Ronald Lawrence Brandon's ( b:1906) brother-in-law, JACK MOORE took over as landlord until the pub was finally pulled down to give better access to the brand new Tesco's, then being built. Are you able to find out what year this 'criminal act' actually was? ***

My husband remembers the 'One Bell' well, as he used to go there with his father, Ron. The pub was very old-fashioned, with its only concession to food being the odd bag of crisps! But the most significant thing about the 'One Bell' pub was that it was built on stilts, accessed by an outside staircase (very unusual, I would have thought). By great luck, and much searching, I found the attached picture of Berkhamsted High Street, probably in Victorian times, showing the pub on stilts in the left foreground, with what may have been a horse drawn dray wagon delivering beer (Benskins I think) at the front of the pub. ***

1922/L Brandon/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/L Brandon/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/L Brandon/../../../Post Office Directory

1933/L Brandon/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/L Brandon/../../../Post Office Directory

1939/Lawrence Brandon/../../../Kellys Directory **


** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By John & Sue Brandon

 

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