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  • Golden Lion, 51 Dean Street, St Annes, Soho W1

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    Rebuilt for William Younger around 1929/30. Known at the time as Ye Golden Lion.

    A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Soho - in London.

    Golden Lion, 51 Dean Street, St Annes, Soho W1 - in August 2016

    Golden Lion, 51 Dean Street, St Annes, Soho W1 - in August 2016

    Kindly provided by Tris

    Residents at this address

    1829/T Eastwood/../../../Robsons Directory

    1832/T Eastwood/../../../Robsons Directory

    1836/John Frederick Clements/../../../Pigots Directory

    1841/S Joynson/../../../Post Office Directory

    1841/Samuel Joynson/Publican/40/../Census
    1841/Martha Holloway/Female Servant/20/../Census
    1841/William Willis/Independant/60/../Census
    1841/Walter Smith/Independant/20/../Census
    1841/_ Squire/Gunsmith/50/../Census
    1841/Sarah Mason/Female Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
    1841/Edward Puckeridge/Male Servant/20/Middlesex/Census

    1842/Samuel Joynson, Golden Lion 51 Wardour street/../../Robsons Directory

    1851/John Butler/../../../Post Office Directory *

    October1853/Mary Jackson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

    October 1853/Charles Shurey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

    1856/Charles Shurey/../../../Post Office Directory *

    October1863/William Henry Burgoyne/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

    October 1863/John Offard Page/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

    1869/William Hen Shoobert/../../../Post Office Directory

    1871/Thomas William Turner/Licensed Victualler/43/London/Census
    1871/Penelope Turner/Wife/44/Druxton, Devon/Census
    1871/Thomas William Turner/Son, Employed at General Post Office/15/Camden Town, London/Census
    1871/Jessie Turner/Daughter/14/Camden Town, London/Census
    1871/Frederick Turner/Son/11/Camden Town, London/Census
    1871/Louisa Turner/Daughter/6/Camden Town, London/Census
    1871/Florence Turner/Daughter/2/Camden Town, London/Census
    1871/Ellen Dellow/Barmaid/25/Stevenage, Hertfordshire/Census

    1881/Jules Ramel/Publican/45/(F), France/Census
    1881/Amelia Ramel/Wife/30/Brixton, Surrey/Census
    1881/Charles Ramel/Son/3 months/Soho, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Annie Frome/Barmaid/24/Hampshire/Census

    1891/John Robert Macleod/../../../Post Office Directory

    1895/Mrs Emma Jane Minter/../../../Post Office Directory

    1899/Jacobus Adriaanus Scalongne/../../../Post Office Directory

    1901/Charles S Andrews/Licensed Victualler/45/Castle Cary, Somerset/Census
    1901/Leslie S Andrews/Wife/29/Paddington, London/Census
    1901/Leslie Maud Andrews/Daughter/5/Islington, London/Census
    1901/Annie Ellis/Barmaid/24/South Norwood/Census
    1901/Percy B Crisp/Barman/29/Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire/Census
    1901/Fred Crowsdall/Boarder, Tailor/21/Preston, Lancashire/Census

    1910/Herbert Lyon Clanchy/../../../Post Office Directory

    1915/Max Rosenz/../../../Post Office Directory *

    1921/Miss Dorothy Moore/../../../Post Office Directory

    1938/Wilfred Goodridge/../../../Post Office Directory

    1944/Geo Jefcoate/../../../Post Office Directory

    My dad and mum were resident managers in 1940, maybe earlier at the King William IV in Poplar. Their names were Edward John Mair and Alice Edith Mair (Know as Ted and Alice); the card I still have says Ted and Alice welcome you. I lived there with them until my mum died in 1954. Dad and I moved to the Golden Lion in Dean Street, Soho W1. any historical facts (apart from the ghost we had there) would be of great interest. ***

    We were always told it dated back to late 1500's. Dad and I moved here in 1954, after the death of mum, and were there until about 1961/ 1962. I was married from there and sang in some nightclubs in the area, I was the most protected teenager in Soho though. Dad looked a lot like Churchill so he was known as the 'King of Soho' at that time. The ghost part really was there. it seems according to the history of the place that if you were single you were fine, but several managers/owners back the story goes that the husband pushed the wife down the stairs from the lounge bar area to the public bar area, she broke her neck and died, and he in remorse hung himself over the same spot. I / we used to get furniture moved and cups put away and all sorts of goings on.

    Dad died in 1962 and that was just a short time after he retired from the Lion. I know he would be rolling in his grave if he could see what they have done to the Lion, and the William. He was a very traditional publican. ***

    * Provided By Ewan

    ** Provided By Tris

    *** Provided By Barbara Morrison


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