Camberwell pubs history index
I am trying to confirm a pub inscribed on the base of a circa 1890 pewter
pint mug I have just bought. It is inscribed ‘Hit or Miss’, Cork Street,
Camberwell and the dealer thinks the monogram on the front is ‘JGR’ and that the
pub belonged to Highbury Brewery. I have been able to establish that there was a
pub at 10 Cork Street but not the name of the pub situated there.
I have also been able to establish that Highbury Brewery had a ‘Hit or Miss’ pub in Cork Street, Camberwell which was amongst five of its dozen or so pubs ‘referred for compensation in 1907’ to which I have connected that in 1896 FH & AS Taylor (later Taylor Walker C/L) of 52/54 Holloway Road Islington registered to acquire / take over various breweries / pubs which it did by 1912, closing some 40 public houses in the process.
So presumably Taylor Walker took over Highbury Brewery which the Hit & Miss was owned by / tied to and that was the end of the Hit & Miss and it was completely closed and the site used for other purposes. **
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Residents at this address.
1878/Grayson Whiley/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *
1881/../beer shop, no one lives there/../../Census *
1891/Henry Riggall/Beer Retailer/48/Bolton, Lincolnshire/Census *
1891/Eliza Riggall/Wife/46/Bolton, Lincolnshire/Census
1891/Thomas Riggall/Son, Barman/16/Bermondsey/Census
1892/J G Richards/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1896/Richard Crowe/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *
1898/Richard Miles Boyle/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1902/Charles William Jackson/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1901/Charles W. Jackson/Beer House Keeper/36/Islington/Census *
1901/Charles W. Jackson/Son/10/Islington/Census
1901/William C. Jackson/Son/7/Islington/Census
1902/John Graham/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1903/John Graham/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1904/James Moir/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1905/Josiah Hedley Wilson/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Dennis Taylor