|ADDRESS||16 SPON STREET|
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY
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|1868||1931||BOARD, BOARD VAULTS, TUPPENNY TUBE|
|Board means 'to board intoxicating liquor'. In some cases the need for a premises to have 'a board' , that is a sign board, suggested this name as some places did in fact display a blank board. However, in this case, the Board identified a person sellling beer from their home; in other words a beerhouse under the 1839 Beerhouse Act, the real origin of the 'public house'.
Between 1868 and 1896 there is a gap whilst it was a wine merchants. It was closed in 1930 upon the payment of compensation. The licensee between 1913 and 1922, John William Gudge Slade (' Bill '), was a bricklayer and was appointed to the executive committee of the Coventry City Supporters' Club in 1921. He was later given the surprise opportunity to take temporary control of the team after the sacking of manager James McIntyre in February 1931. After a brief stint in charge Bill must have got the taste for managership as in 1932 he became manager of Walsall. In January 1932 he steered the side to one of the F.A. Cup's greatest giant killings when Walsall beat the mighty Arsenal 2 - 0. He died in 1975 aged 90 years.
Known Licensees at the BOARD are;
Known Licensees at the LIQUOR VAULTS are;
1868 - 1896 BOARD does not appear in direstories between these years. Why ?
28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P 20 BOARD, Spon Street ( 16 ) Alehouse
Owner : Andrew Hughes
later J. G. C. Graham, Priory Row
Licensee : Andrew Hughes
7.7.1887 TOL to James Thomas Carpenter
26.7.1893 TOL to John Tatlow
11.4.1895 TOL to Walter Tatlow
Spon P10 .....the Board Vaults was one of the largest occupants
1913 News 2-55 ----John William Gudge Slade, the 35 year old licensee of the Board Vaults Inn, in Spon Street
Mr Gudge Slade, better known as Bill, was a bricklayer when he was adopted by a tradesman who moved with Bill's mother to Coventry.... after living in Craven Street he became landlord of the Spon Street pub in 1913.
He was appointed to the executive committee of the ( Coventry
City ) Supporters Club in 1921.
.....he was later given the surprise opportunity to take temperory control of team affairs after the shock sacking of manager James McIntyre in February 1931.
Despite a brief stint behind the reins, which ended in August that year with the appointment of a new manager, Bill obviously had gotten a taste for managership.
he resigned from the club in 1932 to take the job of Walsall manager. it was a good move. In January the next year the ex pub landlord and adopted son of a Coventry brickie steered his side to one of the F. A. Cup's greatest giant killings when Walsall beat Arsenal 2-0 in a third round tie at Fellows Park.
He died on 28.9.1975 aged 90.
1930 Police Board Vaults, Spon Street, closed on payment of compensation.
1861 Census Ann Hughes 67 yo wine & spirit dealer b Coventry unmarried
1868 Buchanan A. Hughes BOARD [& 3 sisters, 1 servant
23.11.1868 Lantern Andrew Hughes VAULT
1871 Census Andrew Hugnes 28 yo wine merchant b Coventry m Augusta, 25 &
1878 LJ Vol1 P 20 Andrew Hughes [1s, 2 servants
1887 LJ Vol1 P 20 Andrew Hughes
1887 LJ Vol1 P 20 James Thomas Carpenter
1893 LJ Vol1 P 20 James Thomas Carpenter
1893 LJ Vol1 P 20 John Tatlow
1895 LJ Vol1 P 20 John Tatlow
1895 LJ Vol1 P 20 Walter Tatlow
1896 R&G Walter Tatlow BOARD
1898 LJ Vol1 P 20 Walter Tatlow
1903 R&G Oliver Tatlow BOARD
1905 R&G Oliver Tatlow BOARD
1909 R&G Oliver Tatlow BOARD
1911/12 Spennell Gilbert Morgan BOARD
1913 News 2-55 John William Gudge Slade
1919 Spennell William G. Slade BOARD INN
1921/22 Spennell William G. Slade BOARD INN
1924 P. James W. Roberts BOARD INN
1926/27 P. James W. Roberts BOARD INN
1929 P. James W. Roberts BOARD INN
1931/32 P. James J. B. Timerick BOARD INN
1878 LJ Vol1 P 20 Andrew Hughes
later LJ Vol1 P 20 J. G. C. Graham, Priory Row
1898 LJ Vol1 P 20 J. G. C. Graham, Priory Row
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