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Here is what we think is the only comprehensive record of pubs and beerhouses within the Coventry city boundaries going back as far as available records allow. This is an ongoing project so contributions, corrections or additions to this archive, especially anecdotes, photos and media are most welcome. Feel free to contact us for a pint and a chat anytime.

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NAME BOARD
ADDRESS SMITHFORD STREET
In 1872 Mr Buckler applied fo a license for a premises in Smithford Street. He stated that he did not want to sell on the premises, that is, he was applying for an off license. However, in 1878 the licensing justices record the Board in Smithford Street with an alehouse license, that is a full on license, with the licensee William Edward Buckler. This license was not renewed by the licensing justices in 1889.
Known Licensees are;
1878 - 1882 William Edward Buckler
1882 - 1889 John Sutton

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29.9.1872 JA141 CS Mr Buckler applied for a license for the premises in Smithford Street stating that he did not wish to sell on the premises ( i.e. OFF LICENSE ) - adjourned

YET - LATER FULL ON LICENSE

28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P6 BOARD, Smithford Street Alehouse Owner : John Gulson, Coventry
Licensee : William Edward Buckler
2.11.1882 TOL to John Sutton
--------------not renewed 1889

LICENSEES

1878 LJ Vol1 P6 William Edward Buckler
1882 LJ Vol1 P6 William Edward Buckler
1882 LJ Vol1 P6 John Sutton
1889 LJ Vol1 P6 John Sutton

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol1 P6 John Gulson, Coventry

29.9.1872 JA141 CS Mr Buckler applied for a license for the premises in Smithford Street stating that he did not wish to sell on the premises ( i.e. OFF LICENSE ) - adjourned

YET - LATER FULL ON LICENSE

28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P6 BOARD, Smithford Street Alehouse Owner : John Gulson, Coventry
Licensee : William Edward Buckler
2.11.1882 TOL to John Sutton
--------------not renewed 1889

LICENSEES

1878 LJ Vol1 P6 William Edward Buckler
1882 LJ Vol1 P6 William Edward Buckler
1882 LJ Vol1 P6 John Sutton
1889 LJ Vol1 P6 John Sutton

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol1 P6 John Gulson, Coventry

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