This Movietone video of the Explosion in 1933 shows part of the pub (from 1 minute 18 seconds).
Above the door on the corner can be seen, at 1 minute 25 seconds, ‘BOTTLED BEERS’. This is not the text on this photo from the Charrington archives, posted onto HistoryPin which says that the photo is from 1940. The licensee name above the door is E. L. Sanders which would be Edwin Lewis Sanders, who is shown on electoral registers for 1925 to 1927 with Rosina. In 1939, Edwin Lewis is not shown and there is Rosina Mary SEARLE.
In the 1933 Official Report on the Explosion, the licensed victualler is Mrs. R. Searle, with the landlords as Page and Overton, Shirley Brewery, Croydon.
from street directories, census, electoral registers and news articles
|1898||Alex Edward GREEN|
|1902||Alex. Edwin GREEN|
|1911||Alexander Edwin GREEN|
|1915||Alexander Edwin GREEN|
|1919||Alfred and Janie REED|
|1920||Alfred and Janie REED|
|1921||Alfred and Janie REED|
|1922||Alfred and Janie REED|
|1923||Alfred and Janie REED|
|1924||Alfred and Janie REED|
|1925||Edwin Lewis and Rosina SANDERS|
|1926||Edwin Lewis and Rosina SANDERS|
|1928||Rosina Mary SEARLE|
|1929||Rosina Mary SEARLE|
|1930||Rosina Mary SEARLE|
|1935||Rosina Mary SEARLE|
|1937||Rosina Mary SEARLE|
|1939||Rosina Mary SEARLE|
From news items
1879 : Parkes HOPE
Edwin Lewis Sanders’s probate record shows he died 17th June 1926. Note that ‘Bell’ instead of ‘Bath’ is shown.
SANDERS Edwin Lewis of The Bell Tavern 3 Belgrave-road Mitcham Surrey died 17 June 1926 Probate London 30 July to Rosina Mary Searle widow. Effects £465 3s. 1d.
- 1889 Dog stolen from landlord of the Bath Tavern
- 1892 suicide of landlord
- 1960 : Acid showered over homes
Mid-1950s – Charlie MONK – from biography Tanky Challenor – SAS and the Met.