ANCHOR INN. There is only one brief mention of this pub in Kemp's work of 1905 "History of Warwick and it's People". The Anchor Inn, Leicester Place had a picturesque porch adjoining the Hospital. "It is likely that the fabric of the hostelry still exists within the complex that is now all known as Lord Leycester's Hospital. ANTELOPE INN. This pub was formerly known as the Navigation, presumably due to its proximity to the canal basin, but in 1881 it took on its present name. The new name was almost certainly chosen to recognise the mascot and insignia of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Between 1981 and the 1960s the pub had only 9 landlords which shows the relative security of the trade in earlier years unlike today when a tenant or lease holder is doing well to last over 5 years and managers 2 or 3. William Turner from 1881 - 1882 Joseph Graffham from 1883 - 1885 Thomas Harkell from 1886 - 1893 Frank Langford from 1894 - 1895 Alfred Hutchings from 1896 - 1914 G. Knight Knightley from 1915 - 1930 William Waldron from 1931 - 1955 H. Thomas Cole from 1956 - 1961 From this date on names are no longer given in the trade directories Alfred Hutchings was first listed as being a smith as well as licencee and it was not uncommon for these two trades to be combined all this time. He was later, in 1911 through to 1914, listed as brewer. I can only assume that there was an error made at Mr. Knightley's christening a, his unusual name is consistently given throughout his time at the pub. AVON TAVERN. This first appears in 1880 listed as a beerhouse. It's address was given as 9, Pickard Place but in 1883 it is listed at 27. Pickard street. I am assuming that is just the result of street renumbering and renaming in this case, not that these were two different pubs There have been 10 licensees recorded up until The 1960s John Woodward from I 1880 - 1886 Charles H. Clarke from 1887 - 1893 W. J. Lines in 1894 Albert Edwin Knight from 1895 - 1914 P. J. Clamp from 1915 - 1918 George John Oldham from 1919 - 1933 Percy Parker in 1934 Arthur Charles Ellis from 1935 - 1952 Reginald John William Hodges from 1953 - 1955 Mrs J. M. Hodges from 1956 - 1958 Once again, names are no longer listed from here on. It is interesting to note how the landlord changed hands in 1914 as war broke out. This can be seen several times for the First World War but is not so obvious for the Second. Presumably Reginald Hodges died in 1955 which would explain his wife talking over the following year AYLESFORD HOTEL AND RESTAURANT. This is first listed as a licensed premises in 1965 which is after the period when landlord's names were being given. It is no longer a hotel but it still exists as a licensed restaurant despite having changed hands ceveral times recently and was even closed for a short time. Some early photographs exist from about the turn of the Century when it was a Temperance Hotel which is a nice touch of irony! - CF Robbins in 1930
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