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The Beehive

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NAME BEEHIVE
ADDRESS 19 TOWER STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1838 1844 WHITE LION
1844 1936 BEEHIVE
The beehive has long been a symbol of industry. It must also have appealed as a pub sign because of its distinctive shape. Until 1844 this was the White Lion and on 13th December of that year an inquest ws held at the pub, now called the Beehive. This was a home-brew pub until c1920. It appears to have closed shortly before the Second World War.
Known licensees
1850 Joshua Thompson
1855 Benjamin Kingdom senior
1861 Edward Davy
1861 Patrick Kelly
1865 William Wilkins
1865 - 1867 Samuel Russell
1867 - 1869 James Barr
1869 - 1871 Samuel Russell
1874 J. Deeming
1878 George Barston
1878 Charles Falconbridge
1878 - 1898 John William Twigger ( 1890 - 1896 R&G / Reporter C. Falconbridge )
1903 - 1927 Mrs Emma Ellen Faulconbridge
1929 A. V. Coldicott
1931 - 1934 W. J. Watts
1935 - 1936 T. Fisher
Brewers.
These roughly correlate to the licensees
to 1877 George Barston
1877 - 1884 William J. Twigger
1884 - 1887 John William J. Twigger[are these the same person?]
1887 - 1898 Charles Faulconbridge
1898 - 1920 Mrs Emma Ellen Faulconbridge
Owners
1878 Thomas King, Cook Street, Coventry
later Charles Falconbridge, c/o James Richardson, Carlton House, Holyhead Road
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Dict PN The beehive has long been a symbol of industry. It must also have been appealing because of its distinctive shape.

to 1844 JA16 WHITE LION

13.12.1844 JA16 Cov Standard Inquest held at the BEEHIVE

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map

8.8.1855 JA Cov Times License granted to Benjamin Kingdom senior

22.6.1861 JA141 CS Transfer of license from Edward Davy to Patrick Kelly

23.12.1865 JA141 CS Transfer of license from William Wilkins to Samuel Russell

21.12.1867 JA141 CS Transfer of license from Samuel Russell to James Barr

5.11.1869 JA63 CH&O Transfer of license from James Barr to Samuel Russell

28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P6 Owner: Thomas King, Cook Street, Coventry
later Charles Falconbridge, c/o James Richardson, Carlton House, Holyhead Road
Licensee: George Barston
24.5.1878 TOL to Charles Falconbridge
7.11.1878 TOL to William Twigger
21.12.1888 fined 20/- & costs keeping open

1887 COC P55 Cov Times Inn signs

LICENSEES

1850 CS Joshua Thompson

1855 JA Cov Times Benjamin Kingdom senior

1861 Census Edward Davy 57yo b Coventry m Ann, 57

1868 Buchanan James Barr

1869 JA63 CH&O James Barr

1869 JA63 CH&O Samuel Russell

1871 Census Samuel Russell 61 yo b Rugby m Elizabeth, 56 & 1s, 1d

1874 C&B J. Deeming

1879 Stevens John William Twigger

1881 C&B J. Twigger

1886 C&B J. Twigger

1890/91 R&G C. Faulconbridge

1893 Reporter C. Faulconbridge

1894 R&G C. Faulconbridge

1896 R&G C. Faulconbridge

1903 R&G Mrs E. E. Faulconbridge

1905 R&G Mrs E. E. Faulconbridge

1909 R&G Mrs E. E. Faulconbridge

1911/12 Spennell Mrs Faulconbridge

1912/13 Spennell Mrs Faulconbridge

1926/27 P. James Emma E. Faulconbridge

1929 P. James A. V. Coldicott

1931/32 P. James W. J. Watts

1933/34 P. James W. J. Watts

1935/36 P. James T. Fisher

1937/38 P. James Not listed in street section

No 19 occupied by George Henry Booth

BREWERS

1877 Friedrich George Barson

1877 Friedrich William J. Twigger

1884 Friedrich William J. Twigger

1884 Friedrich John William J. Twigger

1887 Friedrich John William J. Twigger

1887 Friedrich Charles Faulconbridge

1898 Friedrich Charles Faulconbridge

1898 Friedrich Mrs Emma Faulconbridge

1914 - 1920 WB P17 Mrs Emma Ellen Faulconbridge

1920 Friedrich Mrs Emma Faulconbridge

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