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South African Tavern, 46 Grundy street, Poplar E14

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Built in 1868. The 1871 directory notes the address as at the junction with Duff street. In 1983 it was known as the African Tavern. In 1993, the name was changed to the African Queen (see the Maloney detail below). The pub closed in 2002 and is now in residential use. **

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African Queen, 48a Grundy Street, Poplar - in November 2006

African Queen, 48a Grundy Street, Poplar - in September 2006

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Residents at this address.

1871/William Lawrence/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/---- Lawrence/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

January 1877/Samuel Sherwell Pound/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1877/Alfred Colen/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1878/A Collen/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1878/W G Kirkby/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/William G Kirkby/Licensed Victualler/26/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amy W G Kirkby/Wife/24/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Bertram W G Kirkby/Son/2/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence A Kirkby/Daughter/1/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Kelly/Barmaid/23/Plymouth, Devon/Census

1884/William G Kirkby/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Amy Kirkby/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Charles Dickson/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Charles Dickson/Licensed Victualler/35/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/Harriett Dickson/Wife/28/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Lucy K Dickson/Daughter/10/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth M Dickson/Daughter/7/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Alice G Dickson/Daughter/5/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Charles H Dickson/Son/3/Poplar, London/Census
1891/John Dickson/Son/2/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Charles Grimstead/Barman/19/Epsom/Census
1891/Elizabeth Bedwell/General Servant/24/Peckham, London/Census

1895/Charles Dickson/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Harry Lane/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Harry Lane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1906/Harry Lane/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1914/Harry Lane/../../../per: Missing Ancestors Website **

1915/Harry Lane/../../../Post Office Directory **

1931/Andrew Prevost/../../../Post Office Directory **

1935/Mrs Caroline Prevost/../../../Post Office Directory

1971/../Africa Tavern, 46 Grundy street/../../Pub Directory

1973/Edward Victor Hall & Eileen Olive Hall / Publicans /../../London Gazette, 18 February 1975 **

My grandparents, Patrick Maloney and Louise Maloney, were publicans here from 1972 to 1999.  He was a tenant for Allied Breweries from 1972 to 1993. From 1993 he boughtthe pub, and it became a free house. He then changed the name of the pub from African Tavern to African Queen (named after the film). Max Bygraves also recorded many of his war songs in the pub including 'run rabbit run'. The Pub had some great history, and was a real East End pub. *

1972 - 1999/Patrick Maloney and Louise Maloney/../../../Personal history *

1983/../African Tavern, 48 Grundy street, Allied Breweries/../../Pub Directory

1991/../African Tavern, 46 Grundy street, Ind Coope Taylor Walker/../../Pub Directory

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

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