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Sort file:- Woolwich, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 22 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1869-

Old Barge House

Latest 1892+

 

North Woolwich

Old Barge House 1920s

Above photo 1920s, by kind permission Chris Mansfield. http://www.chrismansfieldphotos.com/

 

Although North Woolwich is on the Essex side of the Thames the area was administered with the rest of Woolwich after the aftermath of the 1066 conquest and so was once part of Kent. The name North Woolwich became part of Essex after the opening of the now closed railway station with that name in 1847. In 1888 it became part of the County of London and in 1965 became part of Greater London.

 

Kentish Independent 17 July 1869.

WEDNESDAY. DISORDERLY.

Thomas Smith, 21, bargeman, of Barking, and George Blower, 20, bargeman, of the same place were charged with fighting and creating a disturbance outside the "Old Barge-house" at North Woolwich, and also with assaulting Police Constable George Nosworthy, 182 R, while in the execution of his duty, and damaging his helmet.

The constable having stated his case and corroborative evidence having been given by the Pier Master, John Punter, Mr. Patteson committed both prisoners for a month with hard labour without the option of a fine.

 

Kentish Mercury, Friday 03 June 1892.

Drunkenness.

John Powell, 11, Helen Street, Woolwich; George King, 17 1/2, Richmond Place, Plumstead; and Thomas Critchell, of 11, Helen Street, Woolwich, were summoned for being in the "Old Barge House" public house, river bank, North Woolwich, during prohibited hours on Sunday, May 22nd, Critchell also refusing to give the police his name and address, and giving a false address.

Mr. Marsham fined the defendant's 5s. each and 2s. costs. Critchell had to pay 2s. costs extra.

 

The pub was a casualty of war being destroyed by a bomb in 1940.

 

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