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Preston Hotel, 161 Preston Road, Wembley HA9

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Even in the early 20th century the area was entirely rural. Preston Road remained little more than a country lane until the late 1930s. Suburban development came after the 1924-5 British Empire Exhibition and associated road works. Housing spread along Preston Road and Preston Hill in the 1920s, accompanied by a pub, the 'Preston Park Hotel'. ***

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Preston Hotel, 161 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 - in 2012

Preston Hotel, 161 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 - in 2012

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1937/Chas Horace Smith/Proprietor/../../Post Office Directory ****

From 1948 to 1952, Katie Deacon and Dennis Deacon were Licensed Victuallers at the "Preston Hotel", Preston Road, Wembley. (now 161 London Road). From 1953 to 1962 Katie Deacon and Dennis Deacon were Licensed Victuallers at the Kings Arms, 82 Tottenham Court Road. ***

Katie Ellen Deacon and her husband Dennis Deacon were the Licensed Victuallers, at the "George 1V", 28 Portugal street from 1955 up until 1962 and when we were young, we used to visit them with our parents. Katie Ellen Deacon was Godmother to my Sister Sheila Carnaby (Parrs Head). ***

Over the years they had multiple pubs at the same time:

1955, the Regency Arms 53 to 55 Regency Street, SW1. ***

1959 to 1962 "Devonshire Arms", 7 Duke Street, Manchester Square W1 and the "Princess of Wales", 27 Villiers Street, WC2. ***

1963 to 1965 "Coach and Horses", Hill Street, W1 (Their residence was 5 Hill Street). ***

They then retired to Ramsgate where Dennis died in 1969 aged 64 years and Katie later died in 1994 aged 95 years. ***


*** Provided By John Carnaby

**** Provided By Kevan

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