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Willoughby Hotel, 59 Church Road, Teddington

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Tragically The Willoughby was totally destroyed by a bomb in November 1940 and a number of people were killed including the licensee and his two children.”.  *

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Willoughby Hotel, 59 Church Road, Teddington

Willoughby Hotel, 59 Church Road, Teddington

Willoughby Hotel, 59 Church Road, Teddington - C E Wilkins

Willoughby Hotel, 59 Church Road, Teddington - C E Wilkins

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Residents at this address

1871/Alfred Robinson/Retailer of Beer/56/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Robinson/Wife/47/Helsbeer, Devon/Census
1871/Samuel Robinson/Brother, Atorney/58/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Lane/Niece, Barmaid/20/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

1878/Richard Drummond/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Richard Drummond/Beer House Keeper/47/Ireland/Census
1881/Frances Drummond/Wife/40/Moyles Court, Hampshire/Census
1881/Edward Drummond/Son, Barman/18/Farnsbury Green, Hampshire/Census
1881/Katie Drummond/Daughter/12/Portsea, Hampshire/Census

1890/Richard Drummond/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Richard Drummond/Hotel Keeper/60/Ireland/Census
1891/Frances Drummond/Wife/51/Muggleswick, Hampshire/Census
1891/Edward Drummond/Son, Assistant/27/Salisbury Green, Hampshire/Census
1891/Katrine Drummond/Daughter/22/Portsea, Hampshire/Census

1894/Richard Drummond/../../../Post Office Directory

1898/George Byard/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/George Byard/Licensed Victualler/46/London West/Census
1901/Emma J Byard/Wife/44/Paddington, London/Census
1901/Emmeline A Byard/Daughter/22/London West Central/Census
1901/Alice M Godwin/Niece, Assistant/16/High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census
1901/Gilbert Byard/Brother/49/Paddington, London/Census

1914/Mrs Jessie F Evans/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/Malcolm Frederick Wilkins/../../../Post Office Directory

1933/Malcolm Frederick Wilkins/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Chas E Wilkins/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1939 electoral register are listed at 59 Church road, Twickenham :
Charles E Wilkins, licensed victualler, born 28 July 1895
Mabel F Wilkins, domestic duties, born 26 Dec 1894
Betty Wilkins, born 5 April 1937
Fanny Stephens, retired domestic, born 1 June 1861
Jessie Barnes, retired domestic, born 14 Sep 1872

My family was bombed at the Willoughby Hotel in November 1940.
My father William’s dad Frank Tomlin and his sister Grace, and brother Fred, were killed. My father was away in the RAF and was sent home to identify their bodies. His mother, Julia , was presumed dead , but survived with one lung until mid 1950s. They had moved further out from London to avoid being bombed in the Blitz! **

Frank Tomlin of the Willoughby Arms Hotel, Teddington. Husband of Julia Anne Tomlin. Died at the Willoughby Arms Hotel. Age 60 Civilian War Dead 29/11/1940. *

At 40 Woodgrange Avenue, Kenton, Wembley in the 1939 register were :
Frank Tomlin , Licensed Victualler, born 12 Jun 1880
Julia A Tomlin, Licensed Victualler, born 16 Dec 1880
Frederick K Tomlin, Electrician, born 04 ? 1911
Grace M Tomlin, Junior Office Clerk, born 29 Jan 1923

Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette 11 February 1955
Yiewsley (pop 23,000) has only '23 public houses'
Licensed victuallers objected at Uxbridge Licensing Sessions on Monday to the provisional removal of the Licence of the bombed Willoughby Hotel, Teddington, to a new building to be built in Rowan road, Wise lane Estate, West Drayton.
In support of their objection, Mr R Johnson for the Licensed victuallers Association, quoted the folowing figures: Uxbbridge with a population of 56,000 has 66 Licensed premises: Yiewsley West Drayton with a population of 23,000 has 23: Ruislip-Northwood with 72,000 people has only 19, and Hayes with a population of 65,000 has 29 Licensed houses.
Redundancy
Mr Johnson sumbitted that there was redundancy at Uxbridge, and one of the licenses could well have been removed from there to West Drayton without increasing the m=number of licenses in the Licensing Committees area.
The proposal was to put up a house at a cost of £24,300 by Courage & Co Ltd.
The Willoughby at Teddington was bombed and could not be rebuilt because the site was now used as a school and the Teddington authorities had not offered them another site.
The Commissioners of Excise had issued a suspense certificate in regard to the licence.
The site at Wise lane estate, West Drayton belonged to the council who put it out to tender. That of Courage & Co Ltd was accepted and the brewers entered into a building lease allowing them eighteen months in which to build the house if the licence were granted.
It was an interesting fact that the local council had asked brewers to provide in their plans for a room for about fifty or sixty people as a meeting room, or for wedding breakfasts and such functions. Another 400 houses would be built there in the next two years.
The fact remained that insofar as this removal into the Uxbridge district was concerned, no one appeared to have been sufficiwntly interested to ask for the removal of this existing house to this site, and therefore the Justices felt that the application by Courage & Co Ltd, for the provisional removal of the Willoughby from Teddington to the Wise lane Estate should be granted.


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