Twickenham's Pubs, by Kenneth M Lea

Twickenham's Pubs, by Kenneth M Lea
Twickenham's Pubs, by Kenneth M Lea

Booklet published by the Twickenham Local History Society, 50 pages. A4 size booklet (N6300)

From the introduction: Dr Johnson famously wrote in 1776: "There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn". As you journey through the extensive roll call of licensed premises in this booklet, you may be inclined to think that the people of Twickenham, and its visitors, agreed with the great man. Indeed it may not be entirely fanciful to imagine him visiting a Twickenham hostelry as he was a friend of Richard Owen Cambridge who lived at Cambridge Park in East Twickenham, and a regular visitor to David Garrick in Hampton.

From back-street beer-houses to coaching inns, high street hostelries to hotels, Ken Lea has chronicled the drinking holes and habits of Twickenham past and present. Through a combination of his enthusiasm for the subject and many years of research in diverse archives as well as on the ground, Ken Lea has shown that an interest in local history coupled with a willingness to work through records and documents can produce a book which is both informative and entertaining. Where better to read it than your favourite pub!.
Contents include:
  • Pubs of the past
  • Maps of Twickenham
  • Pubs of the present
  • A Note on Breweries
  • Three appendices, including Licensed Victualler Records 1722-1810, Licensed premises Enclosure Award 1818, and Licensed Premises in 1882.
Condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some light scuffs and blemishes, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is light bubbling to the inside pages throughout
Condition New