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Brewery Tap, 525 Kingsland Road - West Side, Hackney

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At 529 Kingsland Road before 1882. Now known as Molly Bloom's (2014). *

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Brewery Tap, 525 Kingsland Road - in November 2006

Brewery Tap, 525 Kingsland Road - in November 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Molly Blooms, 525 Kingsland Road E8 - in February 2019

Molly Blooms, 525 Kingsland Road E8 - in February 2019

Residents at this address.

1871/George F Eastwood/Brewer/28/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Felicite L Eastwood/Wife/29/Hersham, Surrey/Census
1871/John Eastwood/Son/5/Buckhurst Hill, Essex/Census
1871/Ernest Eastwood/Son/4/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Herbert H Eastwood/Son/1/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Margaret Lambie/Domestic Servant/17/N B Manchling/Census
1871/Margaret T Duckrell/Domestic Servant/16/Bath, Somerset/Census

1881/Jno Fisher/Licensed Victualler/42/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Elizabeth Fisher/Wife/40/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Dora Harriet Fisher/Daughter/18/Hastings, Sussex/Census

1882/John Robert French Savill/../../../Post Office Directory

1889/Allen Sykes/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/William James Adams/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1895/Robert Moyes/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+

1897/Mrs Annie Farey/../../../Kelly’s Dalston Directory **

1901/Mrs Emily Mary Dear/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/James Dear/Beer Retailer/22/Islington, London/Census
1901/Alice Dear/Sister, Barmaid/23/Islington, London/Census
1901/Charles Dear/Brother/20/Islington, London/Census
1901/Ann Grant/Grandmother, Dressmaker, Widow/75/Hatfield, Hertfordshire/Census
1901/Henry Partridge/Potman/31/Clerkenwell, London/Census

1910/William Albert Crofts/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1914/Edward Davis/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1915/William Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/James Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1931/James Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1934/James Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory **

1938/Jas Ernest Thompson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1944/James Ernest Thompson/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+

My parents, Joe and Dorothy Darton, owned the lease on the pub from 1953 to 1965. Previously they had lived in Waltham Cross. They always opened the pub, in the evening, on Christmas Day so that anyone who was lonely, hard up, or living by themselves, could come and enjoy warmth, company and hospitality at Christmas. Mum and Dad stoked up the fire and had the TV on in the saloon bar. Many of their customers came in as soon as they opened up, and could make half a pint of ale last all evening, but they all enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the welcome they received in the pub from their hosts.
In the early 1960's a dance hall opened opposite called Chez Don, so the pub was always very lively then and often had up and coming bands popping in for a drink during intervals from playing on stage. The pub was originally a Mann, Crossman and Pulman Pub, and later changed to Watney Man. The leasehold also included the rental income from a lock up garage/repair and a woodworking business which were situated behind the pub in Bentley Road. Beyond that were some old houses on both sides of the road. On the opposite side of Bentley road the houses only went partway down the road, because the wartime bombing had destroyed the rest of the street. As children the old bomb site made a wonderful playground. No "Health and Safety" then. ***

1971/G. Lewis/../../../BT Telephone Directory *+

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Denise Reynolds

And Last updated on: Sunday, 22-Nov-2020 11:02:00 GMT