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Bethnal Green pub history index
Existed from at least 1822. At 8 William Street, Harts Lane in 1884 & earlier
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Norfolk Arms, 15 Ivimey Street, Bethnal Green E2
Residents at this address.
1822/William Symonds / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at
London Metropolitan Archives **
1823/William Symonds / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **
1825/Mr McNab/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
The Needham publicans of Bethnal Green, Romford and Edmonton
George Needham senior was the licensee of the Norfolk Arms in Ivimey Street (William Street). His wife was Eliza Pottier. Their first son George junior was born in 1827. This was just before George senior and Eliza took on the Norfolk Arms. Their second son Joseph was born in the Norfolk Arms pub in March 1828. French Huguenot Friendly societies used to meet at this pub during George senior and Eliza Pottier�s time there. George and Eliza Pottier�s two sons also became licensed victuallers.
The elder one, George junior, became the licensee of the Hare Tavern in Heath Place, Cambridge heath Road. The younger son, Joseph, became the licensee of the Prince of Wales in Buxton Street.
George senior�s wife, Eliza Pottier, was the younger sister of James Pottier who married Sarah Bouvier. James Pottier was the Licensee of the Pitts Head, Tyssen Street. I believe he was the first one. Certainly all of his 10 children were born in the Pitts Head starting in October 1821 with the last being born there in November 1840. French Huguenot Friendly societies used to meet at the Pitts Head during James and Sarah�s time at the pub. Eventually James anglicised his French Huguenot name of Pottier to Potter.
All of these pubs were in Bethnal Green and the Hare is still going. The Hare is a typical old time Bethnal Green boozer and I can heartily recommend it as I had a couple of pints there with the current �mine host� the last time I was in London.
George junior married Elizabeth Sweeting. She was the daughter of Samuel and Jane Sweeting. Samuel Sweeting was the licensee of the Red Lyon Inn, South Ockenden, Near Romford, Essex.
1833/George Needham/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1842/George Needham/../../../Robson�s Directory **
1843/George Needham/../../../Kellys Directory ***
1851/Samuel Keymer /../../../Kelly�s Directory **
1856/A Keymer jun/../../../Post Office Directory
November 1864/Abraham Keymer/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
November 1864/James Pitcher/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
11th March 1865/James Pither/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
11th March 1865/William Henry Myers/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
November 1866/William Henry Myers/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
November 1866/Woodzell George Alabaster/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1869/Daniel Keymer/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/Daniel Keymer/Licensed Victualler, Widow/52/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Arthur Gibbins/Waiter/24/Mile end, Middlesex/Census
1871/CAtherine Pitcher/Bar Assistant/21/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1871/Surah Luckin/Domestic Servcant/17/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1872/D Keymer/../../../Brabner�s Hackney Directory **
1875/Daniel Keymer /../../../P.O. Directory **
1881/Daniel Keymer/Licensed Victualler, Widow/62/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Pitthe/Barmaid/30/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma J Priestley/Domestic Servant/24/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma J Haye/Barmaid/25/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1882/Daniel Keymer/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/Daniel Keymer/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/JOhn Hardyman/../../../Post Office Directory
1895/John Milborrow/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/John William Walker/../../../Post Office Directory
1910/James Robinson Tweed/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Edward Stradling/Licensed Victualler/43/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Emily Stradling/Wife, Assistant/41/Shoreditch/Census
1911/Edward George Stradling/Son/23/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Sarah Alice Stradling/Daughter/20/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/George William Stradling/Son, Plumber/16/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1915/Edward Stradling/../../../Post Office Directory *
1934/Edward Stradling/../../../Post Office Directory *
1940/Joseph Ormes/../../../Post Office Directory *
1944/Frederick David Norton/../../../Post Office Directory *
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** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Bob Needham