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Publicans

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My Grandfathers family were licensed Vituals, or publicans. I've run across some pictures of the Pubs. The one my GGrandFather ran, is no longer there, but the one his Brother and Father ran, is still around. Also his Maternal family were lace makers. Further back, they were farmers.
 
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Hi SallyT

My ancestor was a beerhouse keeper in 1878. This was in London.

Where was your family's pubs?

Ben

They were in Derbyshire. My GreatGreatGF got into the Publican business through his second wife around 1870. His oldest son then took it over at some point and I believe it was for some years. Buck in the Park is still standing.

His second son, my GreatGF, ran another Pub in Derbyshire, I don't know it's name. This second picture is an edited picture of the pub, it was twice the size. I believe he ran it until he retired around the 1950.
 

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I have just found out yesterday that my Great Aunt and her husband had a pub in Canterbury. It was called The Royal Exchange Inn, 43 Stour Street, Canterbury. Not sure if it's still there. I doubt it.

I also found that my Gt.Gt.Uncle was the Victualer named at The Black Prince in my home town of Princes Risborough, Bucks. It's still there.

My Aunty Hilda lived next door to The Bird in Hand for nearly 90 years, also in my home town. She was tea-total.

I have 2 brothers, who also ran public houses. One, which was very impressive, was at the bottom of Muswell hill in London. A huge Victorian pub with the name of The Victoria Stakes.

Beer must have run in the family (pun intended).:biggrin:

Steve.:)
 
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