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Prince Albert, 30 Hampton road, Twickenham TW2

Inside this pub, the words “J. Wiffen / Spirit Merchant” can still be seen above the bar.

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Prince Albert, 30 Hampton Road, Twickenham - in June 2011

Prince Albert, 30 Hampton Road, Twickenham - in June 2011

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1840 - 1855/Joseph Pendry/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1866/J Pendry/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/William Taylor/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1872/George Lloyd Edwards/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1874/A W Marshall/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/Alfred Loft/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Alfred Lofts/Licensed Victualler/36/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary J Lofts/Wife/28/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/William Lofts/Son/5/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Florence Lofts/Daughter/4/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Lofts/Son/2/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Lofts/Daughter/1/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Lyons/Sister In Law/26/Old Kent Road, Surrey/Census

1882 - 1894/Alfred Loft/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1890/Alfred Loft/../../../Post Office Directory

1893/Richard Ives/../../../Thames Valley Times ***

1894/William Palmer/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Palmer/../../../Post Office Directory

John Wiffen (name above the bar) was my great grandfather. *

In the 1891 census, John Wiffen is licensee of the Fox and Hounds, South street, Romford. He is in fact licensee from about 1878 to 1899.

1900/John Wiffen/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1901/John Whiffen/Licensed Victualler/55/Pebmarsh, Essex/Census
1901/Hephzebah Whiffen/Wife/52/Huttoft, Lincoln/Census
1901/Edward M Whiffen/Son, Carpenter/22/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Mary G Whiffen/Daughter, Barmaid/20/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/John W Whiffen/Son, Butcher/19/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Frank Whiffen/Son/15/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Elsie Whiffen/Daughter/10/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Harry Stapley/House Boy/15/Hastings, Sussex/Census

1911/Edward Milton Wiffen/Licensed Victualler/32/Romford, Essex/Census
1911/Mary Gertrude Wiffen/Sister, Partner in Business/30/Romford, Essex/Census
1911/Frank Wiffen/Brother, Clerk/25/Romford, Essex/Census
1911/Elsie Wiffen/Sister, Partner in Business/20/Romford, Essex/Census

1914/Edward Milton Wiffen/../../../Post Office Directory

On 11th August 1919, at Peter & Pauls Church, Twickenham, Edward Milton Wiffen, a joiner, of 30 Hampton road, aged 40, marries Mabel Jessie Gilkes, aged 32, of 37 Church road, Teddington

1926/Edward Milton Wiffen/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Edward Milton Wiffen/../../../Post Office Directory

1939/Edward M Wiffen/Licensed Victualler/Born 30th Feb 1878//Electoral Register
1939/Mabel J Wiffen/Assists husband/Born 14th Oct 1885//Electoral Register

1945/Edward Milton Wiffen/../../../London Gazette, 21 June 1946 **

1946/Edward Milton Wiffen of the Prince Albert 30 Hampton road Twickenham Middlesex died 11 November 1945 Probate London 11 June to Mabel Jessie Wiffen widow and Reginald Laird Wells chartered accountant. Effects £6819 2s 11d.

1952/Mabel Jessie Wiffen/../../../London Gazette, 13 January 1953 **

Jessie Wiffen died in 1952. Since the war the pub had been run by her daughter Vera Olive Piggott (nee wiffen) and her husband Howard Charles Piggott.
1952 also saw the arrival of their son, Kenneth Howard Piggott (me). The Piggotts retired and left the pub in 1981 (give or take a year) after which the brewery put in a manager instead of another tenant. Vera is now 93. *

Vera Piggott was the longest serving tenant in the history of Fullers Brewery. She passed away peacefully, at home in Sunbury upon Thames, in February 2020. *


* Provided By Ken Howard

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Kenneth Lea

And Last updated on: Thursday, 11-Jun-2020 17:36:31 BST