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Two Blue Posts, 79 Mount Pleasant, Holborn WC1

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The Blue Posts, Laystall street in 1868 license transfer. This was at 10 Mount Pleasant in 1869 and earlier, before road renumbering. More recently a modern Pub called the Churchill was built on the same site.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Holborn St Andrew, London.

My Grandad - Richard Bernard Tillcock - behind the bar at The Two Blue Posts, taken at the time of the blitz and the pub was thereafter structurally unsound. I remember it as a bomb site as were all the buildings running to its left.

My Grandad - Richard Bernard Tillcock - behind the bar at The Two Blue Posts, taken at the time of the blitz and the pub was thereafter structurally unsound. I remember it as a bomb site as were all the buildings running to its left. **

Residents at this address

1811/J Ing, spirit dealer, the Blue Posts, Mount Pleasant, Grays inn lane/../../Holdens Directory

In the 1839 Pigots directory is listed Martha Ing, at the Two Blue Posts, 24 Laystall Street - see the mention of Laystall Street for the WW2 blitz damage

1841/Mrs M Ing/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/Maria Ing/Licensed Victualler/32/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Ing/Licensed Victualler/30/Middlesex/Census
1841/Martha Ing/Independant/24/Middlesex/Census
1841/Emma Wynne/Teacher of Music/34/Middlesex/Census
1841/Charles Wynne/../13/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Wynne/../11/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Halford/Female Servant/65/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Grey/Female Servant/18/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Wingham/Male Servant/26/Middlesex/Census

1842/Maria & Mary Anne Ing, Blue Posts, Mount Pleasant, Grays Inn Road/../../Robsons Directory

1843/Mrs Maria Ing/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Misses Maria, Agnes & Mary Ann Ing/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Martha Ing/Retired Victualler, Widow/83/Wales/Census
1851/Maria Agnes Ing/Daughter, Licensed Victualler/44/St Andrew Holborn/Census
1851/Mary Ann Ing/Daughter, Licensed Victualler/40/St Andrew Holborn/Census
1851/Emma E Wynn/Daughter, Teacher of Music, Widow/45/St Andrew Holborn/Census
1851/Mary Harford/House Servant/70/../Census
1851/George Winter/Barman/21/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary Cane/House Servant/28/Ireland/Census

1856/Misses Maria, Agnes & Mary Ann Ing/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Martha Ing/Victualler, Widow/93/Wales/Census
1861/Maria Ing/Daughter, Victualler/54/St Andrew, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Ing/Daughter, Victualler/52/St Andrew, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma E Wynne/Daughter, Teacher of Music, Widow/56/St Andrew, Middlesex/Census
1861/John M Wynne/Grandson, C Clerk/30/Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Gardener/Waiter/39/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1861/Mary Halford/Aged Servant/85/../Census
1861/Matilda Luy/House Servant/29/../Census

September 1861/Maria A Ing amd Mary Ann IngOutgoing Licensee/../../Morning Post

September 1861/Cornelius William Avis/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Post

April 1868/Cornelius William Avis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

April 1868/Cornelius Sutton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Cornelius Sutton/../../../Post Office Directory

1873/John Thaviatt/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1874/Joseph Gilbert/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1875/Nicholas William Prickett/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1876/Harry Carter/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1877/John Ancott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1878/John Ancott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1879/John Ancott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1880/William Allaway/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1881/Joseph Tydeman/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1881/Joseph Tydeman/Head/37/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Louisa C Tydeman/Wife, Licensed Victuallar/37/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census
1881/William G Tydeman/Son/15/Ongar, Essex/Census
1881/Lilly Tydeman/Daughter, Solicitor Clerk/14/Ongar, Essex/Census
1881/Louisa Tydeman/Daughter/8/Cheshunt, Hertford/Census
1881/George A Tydeman/Son/4/Cheshunt, Hertford/Census
1881/Edward Banyard/Barman/31/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census

1882/Edward Bamford/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1891/Alfred Bennett/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred Bennett/Publican/33/Wisbeach, Cambs/Census
1891/Eliza Bennett/Wife/37/Newington/Census
1891/Harry Bennett/Son/6/Westminster/Census
1891/William Keeble/Barman/21/Stradbroke, Suffolk/Census
1891/Ada Muir/Barmaid/22/Westminster/Census

1899/William Salmon/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Frederick William Salmon/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Frederick William Salmon/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Sidney M Hayes/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Sidney M Hayes/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Rd Bernard Tillcock/../../../Post Office Directory

Also, see the Two Brewers, 32 Gough Street

The Two Blue Posts was decimated in the WWII blitz - it was structurally unsound. l do remember the buildings from 79 Mount Pleasant going away from Laystall street they were all bombed. My father said that he was thrown down the stairs when the pub was hit but luckily they survived I am not sure whether any customers died though. **

My grandparents lived in a flat in Gray's Inn Road and we lived at the Two Brewers. **

** Provided by Hazel Duxon

And Last updated on: Monday, 30-Mar-2020 15:55:21 BST