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Built 1851

Freemason's Arms

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11 Station Road (Albion Road 1854) (North Kent Terrace 1866)



Kentish Mercury, Saturday 11 December 1852.

Freemasons Tavern, Woolwich.

Opposite the dockyard station of the North Kent Railway.

This Tavern was built during the last 12 months for the present Proprietor, for the purpose of supplying a want severely felt by Railway Passengers to Woolwich.

A wine and spirit licence was granted upon the first application, and the Tavern is now opened. Visitors to Woolwich, upon business or pleasure, will find the "Freemasons Tavern" a most convenient house to stop at, it being within 3 minutes walk of the Royal Dockyard, and about 5 minutes from the Barracks and Repository. It is immediately opposite the Station, and the Proprietor pledges himself that every attention and dispatch shall be used in providing refreshments, to enable passengers to be accommodated when their time is limited. The Proprietor respectfully solicits a trial of what the house can produce; his object will be to characterize it for cleanliness, comfort, and civility. All articles will be supplied at the lowest renumerating charges.

Sir. H. Meux and Co's celebrated double stout on Draught.

Families may depend upon their orders for wines and spirits been promptly attended to.


South Eastern Gazette Tuesday 10 January 1865.


On Tuesday afternoon, C. J. Carttar, Esq., one of the coroners for West Kent, held an adjourned inquiry into the circumstances attending the deaths of Edward Allum, John Cullen, and Joseph Hunt, all in the employ of the South Eastern Railway Company, who lost their lives from injuries received by the frightful collision of Friday, the 12th ult.

The jury first assembled at the "Freemasons' Tavern, Woolwich, when it was determined to adjourn to the Royal Marine Hospital, for the purpose of taking the deposition of Randall, the breakman of the ballast train. The court having reassembled at the hospital, Randall was sworn, and stated that at the time of the accident he was quite certain the lamps attached to his break were lighted. He did not, when the train came to a stop, ask any of the platelayers for a Lucifer, and did not hear any other person ask for one. No person asked witness for a light. When the train came to a stop he heard some person call out, "Put the break on," but he did not know the voice. Lancaster, the guard on the train, did not come back to him just before the collision, and tell him to put the break on. Some person called out, "Tom, put the break on;" but he could not tell who it was. The tunnel at the time was full of dense smoke. In reply to other questions the witness stated that when the collision took place he fell off the break on to the six-foot way, and his life was thus saved, as he escaped with three of his toes being cut off. The enquiry was then again adjourned for a fortnight.

(Further Coroners Report)


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READ Henry Sept/1854+ West Kent Guardian

DE GREY Henry 1866-81+ (age 59 in 1881Census)

BRENT Thomas 1891+ (age 44 in 1891Census)

HIRST Rowland 1896+

COOPER Charles 1901+ (divorced age 31 in 1901Census)

RUSSELL Charles Thomas 1904+

HIRST Rowland 1908+

HOBDEN David Frank Edward 1911+

RIDGLEY Alice Miss 1919+



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