Royal George, 39-40 Gilbert Street
|Alternative Addresses:||Vernon Street|
|These premises have been known by different names during their history:||FROM||TO||NAME|
A variant of Prince Albert, real name Frances Albert Augustus Emmanuel (1819 - 1861), second son of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, in 1840 and became Prince Consort in 1857. The name was perhaps suggested by the launching of H.M.S. Royal Albert in 1854 - by Queen Victoria, naturally.
We have a record of the license of the Coachmakers being transfered from Thomas East to James Ball (or Bull) in 1860. By 1862 it appears to have become the LOYDON STORES.
From 1919 to 1932 it adopted the name ROYAL GEORGE. It closed on 26th January 1972.|
LICENSEES:To 1862 Thomas East 1862 - 1864 James Ball (Bull) from 1864 Charles Randle 1866 - 1867 Miss Ellen Williams 1867 James Lenton 1867 - 1868 Patrick Kelly 1868 - 1876 George Addison Davis 1879 - 1888 John Pinches 1890 - 1900 Albert Pinches 1901 - 1919 James Aldridge 1921 - 1932 H. E. Taylor 1933 - 1940 William Phillip Parker 1940 William Ernest Roberts 1949 - 1962 Wilfred Charles Edwards 1964 Stanley Wilson
Street plan of 1893