St George in East Index
The family decided that, having wide links with the large
Jewish community, who were living mainly in the East End, they would sell kosher
wines. During 1894, Arye Leib negotiated the purchase of a building site on the
corner of Commercial Road and Cannon Street Road, in the heart of the East End.
He invited a Mr. Lusk and his partner to join him in its development. On
completion of the buildings, L. Frumkin and Company (Wine Merchants), of 162
Commercial Road were formed. Later on (around 1907), the side portion of 162
Commercial Road was let to J.L. Fine J.P. as a Travel Agency.
In 1911 L. Frumkin and Company had become during these years, not just a business, but also an institution. The corner of Commercial Road and Cannon Street Road was known as Frumkins' Corner, the outstanding landmark of the area.
From 1926 onwards, Rachel Frumkin had complete charge of the counter, though at busy times everyone helped. Her personality developed and she had a wonderful memory for names and faces. By the end of the Second World War, Rachel, Elias and Aaron had been joined at 162 Commercial Road by Elias' sons-in-law Wilfred Goldberg and Rabbi Meyer Frydman. Rachel passed away in 1968 and the East End branch closed in 1970. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George In East, London - in East London.
L Frumkin & Co, 162 Commercial Road east, St George in the East
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
Frumkin & Co wine labels, the second states Fruit basis exclusively dried grapes not less than 25% proof spirit!
Residents at this address
1901/Louis Frumkin/Wine & Spirit Dealer/56/Russia (Nat Brit Sub)/Census
1901/Yana Frumkin/Wife/58/Russia (Nat Brit Sub)/Census
1901/Samuel Frumkin/Son, Wine & Spirit Dealer/19/Russia (Nat Brit Sub)/Census
1901/Elias Frumkin/Son, Wine & Spirit Dealer/18/Russia (Nat Brit Sub)/Census
1901/Rachael Frumkin/Daughter/16/Russia (Turkish Sub)/Census
1901/Mosa A Zeitlin/Grandson/11/Turkey/Census
1901/Rachael Zeitlin/Grand Daughter/6/Turkey/Census
1901/Jacob E Zeitlin/Grandson/2/St Georges in East, London/Census
1901/Moses H Segal/Visitor, Traveller in Jewellery/25/Russia (Russian Sub)/Census
1901/Hannah L Segal/Visitor/26/Russia (Russian Sub)/Census
1901/Clarah Segal/Visitor/9 months/St Georges in East, London/Census
1901/Hannah Hodes/Boarder, Dress Maker/20/Russia (Russian Sub)/Census
1901/David Kweit/Visitor/51/Russia (Russian Sub)/Census
1911/Elias Ephraim Frumkin/Wine & Spirit Merchant/27/Russia/Census
1911/Samuel Aaron Frumkin/Son/1/St Georges in East, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Ellen Horsfall/Nurse/15/West Ham, London/Census
1915/Louis Frumkin & Co/Wine & Spirit Dealers/../../Post Office Directory
1921/Louis Frumkin & Co/Wine & Spirit Dealers/../../Post Office Directory
1938/Louis Frumkin & Co/Wine & Spirit Dealers/../../Post Office Directory
* Provided By John Carnaby