Address is at East Bourne Terrace, Town Road in 1899 and earlier; and 132 Town Road in 1901.
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Middlesex. The Middlesex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Residents at this address.
1891/James Grove/Beer Retailer/41/London/Census
1891/Caroline M Grove/Daughter/13/London/Census
1894/James Grove/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1899/James Grove/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1901/James Grove/Beer Retailer/55/Kew, Surrey/Census
1901/Ann Grove/Wife/56/Islington, London/Census
1901/Christiana Hovell/Grand Daughter, Domestic Servant/30/Islington, London/Census
1901/James Hovell/Grandson/4/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1911/James Grove/Beer Retailer, Widow/63/Kew, Surrey/Census
1911/Christiana Hovell/Daughter/40/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1911/Queenie/Grand Daughter/9/Paisley, Scotland/Census
1911/Caroline Huggins/General Servant, Widow/72/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1911/Lily Lait/Barmaid/21/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1914/Jas Grove/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1926/T Butcher/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1937/A Martin/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
This Off Licence was known as The Eastbournia Arms 170 Town Road Edmonton. The location was adjacent on the corner of Eastbournia Avenue and Town Road Edmonton London N9. The history as far as I am aware is that the premises was built with the intention of it being a Public House but St Martins C of E Church directly across the road opposed the full licence and the brewery converted it to an Off Licence. The premise was very big for an Off Licence and it and had 3 sets of double entrance doors and a huge cellar with a hand lift and external pavement cellar doors for delivery, leading us to believe the history of pub licence opposition to be correct.
As far back as I can remember the brewery was Mann Crossman & Paulin, converting to Watney Mann in early 60's, Watney's, latterly being purchased by Grand Metropolitan with the introduction and change of name to 'The Bottle & Basket'. My parents were Tenants between 1964 and 1974 after which time it was compulsory purchased by the Council and demolished to make way for Old Persons Flats. Prior to my parents the Tenants were Charles & Dorothy Clark.
If you have any other information on this Off Licence or suggestions where I can find out more history up until 1974 or where I can find pictures I would be grateful to hear. *
* Provided By Malcolm Conby
** Provided By Stephen Harris