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Blue Anchor, Angel Road, Upper Edmonton N18

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The Railway Tavern pub on Water Lane (Angel Road), to the west of Water Lane (Angel Road) station opened in 1851. Within a few years it was renamed The Blue Anchor. The pub closed in 1937 and was destroyed by a German V1 flying bomb during WW2. The licensee at closure was Lelslie A Hastings. Kathy Jones (born 1921) remembers the night "As war progressed, the doodlebugs started to come. One night we could see a doodlebug flying very close and knew it was about to drop and we called for dad to come down to the shelter but he called back “It’s alright I’m in the mint”. I don’t know what protection he thought that lying in a patch of mint in the garden was going give him. We laughed about it later. This was the Doodlebug that fell on the ‘Blue Anchor’ pub, in Angel Road. There were quite a few lives lost again that night." *

The pub was destroyed on July 24th 1944 when a V1 exploded in neighbouring Montagu road. ***

Blue Anchor, Angel Road, Edmonton - circa 1910 with landlord Herbert Ralph Garnett

Blue Anchor, Angel Road, Edmonton - circa 1910 with landlord Herbert Ralph Garnett

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Blue Anchor, Angel Road, Edmonton

Blue Anchor, Angel Road, Edmonton

Residents at this address.

1866/G C Treudemacher/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Sarah Freudemacher/Housekeeper/76/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/George C Freudemacher/Licensed Victualler/53/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1871/Herman Freudemacher/Assistant/49/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ana J Freudemacher/Niece/21/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Kate A Freudemacher/Niece/16/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Anna E M Freudemacher/Niece/12/Mile End, Middlesex/Census

1874/George E Freudemacher/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/George E Freudemacher/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Thomas Griffiths/Licensed Victualler/33/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Sarah Griffiths/Wife/31/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Griffiths/Son/11/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1881/Nelly A Griffiths/Daughter/3/Edmonton, Middlese/Census
1881/Albert Carter/Potman/15/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Wade/Boarder, Foreman Of A Brickfield/50/London, Middlesex/Census

1890/Thomas Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Thomas Griffiths/Licensed Victualler/43/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1891/Eliza S Griffiths/Wife/41/London/Census
1891/Nelly A Griffiths/Daughter/13/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1891/Mabel A Griffiths/Daughter/5/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1891/Kate Hill/General Servant/23/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census

1894/T Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/T Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1902/Thomas Griffiths/../../../Kellys Directory

1914/Herbert Ralph Ganrett/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/Herbert Ralph Ganrett/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Lelslie A Hastings/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Nick Catford

*** Provided By Vincent O'Loughlin

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 19:46:40 BST