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Sort file:- Bromley, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 12 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Railway Signal

Demolished 1980s

1 Masons Hill

Bromley

Above painting by Janet Simpson showing the "Railway Signal," extreme left next to Bromley South station. The only easily identifiable shop is that of H. Pointer who was at No. 9 Masons Hill in 1898, apparently renumbered to No. 13 five years later, until 1912 when he moved to 7 Napier Road (before moving again to 65 Masons Hill in 1916). Next to him is probably the premises of George Last, a second hand book seller and closest is the oddly named Railway Toilet Club which would have been the shop of John Johnson, tobacconist. The shops seem to have gradually become unoccupied so may well have fallen into decay during the First World War. Info from https://www.bblhs.org.uk/janet-simpson-sketches

Railway Signal 1935

Above photo, 1935, showing the "Railway Signal" left and "Two Brewers" central.

Railway Signal

Above photo, date unknown.

Railway Signal

Above photo, date unknown.

 

Not a lot known about this pub at present, accept the licensee list below.

I am informed that the pub was demolished in the 1980s and the police station now stands on the site.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CLEAVER John 1882+

SPIELMAN Louis 1903+ Kelly's 1903

CARPENTER E Mrs 1913+

TROUP George B 1918+

FRY William Arthur 1922+

BUTLER Frederick H 1930-46+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/RailwaySignal.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/railwaysignal.html

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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