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Horse Shoe, 115 Tower Bridge road, Bermondsey SE1

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Existed from at least 1822. at 10 Grange Road in 1851 on the north side, later renumbering takes place to 230 Grange Road; then at 115 Tower Bridge Road by 1910

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The Horse Shoe, Grange Road/Tower Bridge Road circa 1920 - My Nan is in the the group, going on a works outing from Fevers metal box company.

The Horse Shoe, Grange Road/Tower Bridge Road circa 1920 - My Nan is in the the group, going on a works outing from Fevers metal box company.

Kindly provided by Frederick Roll

The 'charabang' is a very early coach used for 'beanos' to the coast or country as a pub day out (a forerunner of the only fools & horses jolly boys outing!). The women are in their Edwardian Sunday best, the other most have 'bakers' style hats on. The charabang is plated to a maximum of 12mph, they must have left early for Ramsgate!!!! ****

Horseshoe, Tower Bridge Road - in the 1980s

Horseshoe, Tower Bridge Road - in the 1980s

Kindly provided by Fred Roll

Residents at this address.

The Horse Shoe, Grange Road, Bermondsey, was at one time run by my great great great grandfather Daniel Macord who had previously been a carpenter. His name appears as the landlord in the Sun Insurance files on a policy dated 21 September 1826 and he was still in charge when he died at the end of 1834/early 1835; his will dated 16 December 1834 was proved on 14 February 1835. The youngest of his four daughters, Lydia, was born at the Horse Shoe in 1828. Unfortunately the will doesn't say much about the pub itself although it lists all his silver spoons and jugs etc and describes it as a 'victualling house' which I take to be a restaurant as much as a place for drinking. He seems to have owned and rented out quite a lot of other property in the neighbourhood as well. ***

1822/Daniel Macord/Horse Shoe, Grange road/../../Licensed Victualler Recognizances

1826-34/Daniel Macord/../../../Sun Insurance Files ***

1825/Daniel Macord/Horse Shoe, Grange road/../../Licensed Victualler Recognizances

1826/Daniel Macord/Horse Shoe, Grange road/../../Licensed Victualler Recognizances

1833-34/Daniel Macord, Horse Shoe, Grange Road, Bermondsey/../../Pigots Directory

1839/William Manktelow/../../../Pigots Directory

1848/William Manktelow/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Manktelow/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Manktelow/Licensed Victualler/50/Yalding, Kent/Census
1851/Letitia Manktelow/Wife/46/St George, Surrey/Census
1851/Charlotte Manktelow/Daughter/18/St George, Surrey/Census
1851/Harriet Manktelow/Daughter/5/St George, Surrey/Census
1851/Elizabeth Eyles/Housemaid/35/Rochester, Kent/Census
1851/William smith/Pot Boy/16/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

1856/W Manktelow/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/William Manktelow/Publican/61/Yalding, Kent/Census
1861/Letitia Manktelow/Wife/54/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1861/William Manktelow/Son/24/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1861/Thomas Manktelow/Son/20/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1861/Harriet Manktelow/Daughter/14/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1861/Ann Manning/House Servant/25/St Georges Southwark, Surrey/Census

1869/W Manktelow/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Letitia Manktelow/Wid Licensed Victualler/64/Cripplegate Middlesex/Census *
1871/Charlotte Manktelow/Dau mar/37/Bermondsey Surrey/Census
1871/Thomas Manktelow/Son mar Assistant/30/Bermondsey Surrey/Census
1871/Betsy Manktelow/Dau Mar/24/Cuckfield Sussex/Census
1871/Harriett Manktelow/Dau Unm assistant/24/Bermondsey Surrey/Census
1871/John Cheeseman/Servant Potman/21/Tunbridge Wells Kent/Census
1871/Mary Murray/Gen Servant/34/manchester Lancashire/Census

1874/Mrs Letitia Manktelow/../../../Post Office Directory

1875/Mrs Letitia Manktelow, Horseshoe, 230 Grange road/../../Post Office Directory

1877/Alfred Barker, Horseshoe, 230 Grange road/../../Post Office Directory

In the 1871 Census, the landlady of the Jolly Tanners, Amelia STACEY, was born Amelia FLATTELY in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, in early 1841 and was baptised at the parish church there on 16 May 1841. Also in the 1871 household was Letitia FLATTELY, her sister. Amelia married John STACEY on 14 June 1865 at Waltham Abbey, Essex.

Their father, Patrick Flattely, was an Excise Officer and, I suppose, would have spent a lot of his time in pubs, hence establishing the family connection.
On 07 November 1878, Letitia Flattely married Johann Ludwig REHM, a naturalised British citizen born in Pfullingen, Württemberg, Germany around 1830. He was also a licensed victualler, and landlord of the Horseshoe , Tower Bridge road, Bermondsey in 1881.
Another of the FLATTELY sisters, Mary, married William Frederick HIGTON, another Excise Officer, on 16 December 1856 at Newington St Mary's. **
I suspect there is a line of research on the interplay between excise officers and licensed victuallers, and another on how and why excise officers were moved around the country quite frequently. I suspect it was to stop them getting too cosy with the licensees! **

The 1874 petty sessions note an Johann Ludwig Rehm at the White Hart, Tottenham Court road.

1881/Johann Ludwig Rehm/Licensed Victualler/51/(NBS) Pfullingen Wurtemberg, Germany/Census
1881/Letitia Rehm/Wife/45/Northumberland/Census
1881/Herman John Rehm/Son/22/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Herbert Rehm/Son/1/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1881/Henry Brown/Barman/24/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
1881/Louisa Elizabeth May/Barmaid/20/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Katherine White/Domestic Servant/19/Walworth, Middlesex/Census

1882/John Lewin Rehm/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Johann L Rehm/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Joseph Debonairre Rivers/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Joseph D Rivers/Licensed Victualler/25 Single/Marylebone London/Census *
1891/Francis J Rivers/Brother Bar Asst/19/Finsbury London/Census
1891/Theophilus S Rivers/Brother bar Asst/17/Newington London/Census
1891/Charles K Rivers/Brother Scholar/13/Islington London/Census
1891/Beatrice F Rivers/Sister Scholar/12/Islington London/Census
1891/Blanche C Rudd/Visitor Own means/24 Single/Norwich Norfolk/Census
1891/Emma E Benham/Servant Domestic/23/Westminster London/Census

1895/Joseph Debonairre Rivers/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Joseph Debonairre Rivers/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Francis Jas Rivers/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Chas Kemp Rivers/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Chas Thos Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Harry J Bonner/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Harry J Bonner/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Harry J Bonner/../../../Post Office Directory


* Provided By Bev Howlett

** Provided By Nick Higton - one name study

*** Provided By Sue Jenkins

**** Provided By Frederick Roll


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