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Odd Fellows Arms, 113 London Road, Apsley End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Odd Fellow Arms, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead - circa 1904

Odd Fellow Arms, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead - circa 1904

Kindly provided by Trevor Kirby (current tenant)

Odd Fellows Arms, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead - in 2012

Odd Fellows Arms, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead - in 2012

Kindly provided by Bernard Lamb

Residents at this address

1861/Henry C Wright/File Cutter, Retailer of Wine, Beer etc/54/St Giles Crippledate, London/Census
1861/Eliza Wright/Publicans Wife/50/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Sarah Wright/Daughter, Envelope Black Borderer/22/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Henry Wright/Son, Engine Smiths Apprentice/18/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Jane Wright/Daughter, Envelope Folder/16/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Eliza Wright/Daughter/13/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census

1866/Henry Charles Wright/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1871/George Lucas/Licensed Victualler/47/Petworth, Sussex/Census
1871/Esther Lucas/Wife/49/Godalming, Surrey/Census
1871/Lucy Lucas/Daughter/24/Petworth, Sussex/Census

1881/Comfort A Walker/Licensed Victualler, Widow/55/Tarrington, Hereford/Census
1881/Eliza Walker/Daughter/30/Wood Walton, Huntingdon/Census
1881/Frederick G Walker/Grandson/6/Long Watting, Cumberland/Census
1881/William A Robinson/Grandson/5/Amptill, Bedford/Census
1881/Thomas Williams/Scholar/7/Blackley, Northampton/Census

1882/Mrs Ann Walker/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Mrs Ann Comfort Walker/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/Daniel Wooton/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Daniel Wooton/Publican/55/Croughton, Northampton/Census
1891/Mary Wooton/Wife/57/Blakesley, Northampton/Census
1891/Elizabeth Wooton/Daughter/29/Blakesley, Northampton/Census
1891/Edith Wooton/Daughter/23/Blakesley, Northampton/Census
1891/Joseph H Boreham/Boarder, Bridke Cutter/20/Walsall, Staffordshire/Census

1901/Frederick Charles Cowper/Publican/35/London/Census
1901/Lizzie Cowper/Wife/31/Hornsey, London/Census
1901/Henry Bordsell/Cellerman/40/London/Census
1901/Jessie Davis/Servant/18/London/Census

1911/Frederick Charles Cowper/Licensed Victualler/45/Crouch End, Middlesex/Census
1911/Lizzie Cowper/Wife/41/St Pancras, London/Census
1911/Percy Arthur Turnbull/Nephew, Ledgers Clerk/18/Harlesden, Middlesex/Census
1911/Elizabeth Buckley/Servant/38/Middleton, County Cork/Census

1912/Frederick Charles Cowper/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1920, Peggy Hill, the second daughter to Harry and Susan Hill was born at the Odd Fellows Arms. Harry and Susan were the licensees at the time. Peggy’s older sister Vera was my mother. They all emigrated to Australia in 1924. *

I am not sure when they bought the pub but they owned it during WW1, where it was used to billet soldiers from France. *

My guess is that Harry Hill was the licensee for about 5 to 10 years, finishing in 1924, when the family moved to Australia. They bought a pub at Holbrook, a little country town between Sydney and Melbourne. You couldn’t get anything more different. It was hot, and the clientele would have been very rough. They only lasted a few years and then they moved to Melbourne where they bought a dairy which they ran very successfully until they retired. *

1922/Harold Crawley/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/Harold Crawley/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Frederick W Hardy/../../../Post Office Directory

1933/Frederick W Hardy/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Mrs Marion Jackson/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Neil Lawson

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 28-Oct-2020 00:33:24 GMT