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Little Wonder, 79 High Street, Northfleet

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Providence Place in 1871 (?). At Perry Street by 1872.

Directory of Pubs in the UK,  London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Northfleet, Kent . The Northfleet,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Little Wonder, 79 High Street, Northfleet (Landlord H Pryor) - date uncertain

Little Wonder, 79 High Street, Northfleet (Landlord H Pryor) - date uncertain

Kindly provided by Rod Lampon

Little Wonder, 79 High Street, Northfleet - circa 1915

Little Wonder, 79 High Street, Northfleet - circa 1915

Kindly provided by Rod Lampon

The following entries are in this format:

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

1871/George Homewood/Pensioner & Beer House Keeper/48/Horton Kirby, Kent/Census ****
1871/Sophia Homewood/Wife/36/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/Newman E Homewood/Son/3/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1871/James Parker/Lodger, Potman/60/Greenwich, Kent/Census

Aug 23rd 1872/John Russell, West Street Brewery, Gravesend/Owner/../../Registrar of Licences *

Aug 23rd 1872/Charles Geo Rayfield/Licensee/../../Registrar of Licences *

Henry Pryor is at the Little Wonder by the 1891 census. He is here until at least 1913. By 1918, we have moved to Gravesend, where wife Emma is at the Pelham Arms (Note that the address does not match for some entries). She dies here about 1920; and son Henry takes over for a while, then possibly a younger son, Alfred.  ****

The two buildings differ considerably, and the picture (circa 1915) is the later public house. The alternative picture has the name H Pryor clearly identified, as is the brewery in both cases, i.e. the Russell & Gravesend Brewery. This brewery is taken over by Truman in 1930. The question is as to when the earlier building is rebuilt - any ideas?

1891/Henry J Prior/Beer House Keeper/32/Northfleet, Kent/Census ****
1891/Emma Prior/Wife/32/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Nina Waters/Step Daughter/11/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Emily Waters/Step Daughter/5/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Harry Prior/Son/3/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Ernest Prior/Son/2/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Infant Prior/Daughter/1/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Mary Parsons/General Servant/16/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/John Parsons/Pot Man/14/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1891/Thomas Waters/Stepson/10/Northfleet, Kent/Census

1901/Hy Jos Pryor/Beerhouse Keeper/42/Northfleet, Kent/Census ****
1901/Emma Pryor/Wife/42/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Emily Waters/Step Daughter/15/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Hy G Pryor/Son/13/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Ernest Pryor/Son/12/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Marion Pryor/Daughter/10/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Alfred Pryor/Son/4/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Eliza Povey/Domestic Servant/17/Northfleet, Kent/Census

1903/Henry Jos Pryor/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Henry Pryor/Beer Retailer/51/Northfleet, Kent/Census ****
1911/Emma Pryor/Wife, Assistant/52/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1911/Ernist Pryor/Son, Barman/22/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1911/Alfred Pryor/Son/14/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1911/Beatrice Pryor/Step Daughter, Cook, Widow/30/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1911/Emily Pryor/Grand Daughter/1/Toronto, Canada/Census

1913/Henry Joseph Pryor/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1918/Thomas J Pilbeam/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Thomas J Pilbeam/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Thos J Pilbeam/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Edwin Jn Horsnell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

* Provided By Ben Levick & others

**** Provided By Kevan

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