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if our map expert mike spots this he maybe able to post you a map highlighting no 59 porchester st
brilliant mike thanks...that now confirms that the converted pub that davids parents lived in was the old mill inn and not the porchester arms...as this pub disappeared very early on its doubtful we will find a photo of it...the only chance is if a photo turns up of it after it was converted into flats..shame really as i do have a photo showing the old outdoor that was on the next corner up from the old mill
On an other note...this map must be post WW2 as you can see the bomb peck on Paddington St, with lavs in the middle of the yard and the brewhouses to the left. I lived just below them in the lower SW corner 4/52. The map brings back many memories to me...The button factory at the bottom of Furnace Lane where my cousin was a charge hand. Actually, opposite #59 was a green grocers.In the 1910 Kellys no 59 is listed as Mrs Sarah Hodgetts, beer retailer. this could be either a beerhouse (pub) or just an off licence, but the 1901 census lists it as a pub. It seems to have disappeared by the 1912 edition. Below is a map showing no 59 in red.
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