The Railway Bell Public House – Cawnpore Street (1864)
Some Known Landlords of the Railway Bell
Mrs Harriet Wickenden (née Alwen) (Bn 1817 in Tatsfield D1877 aged 60). In 1861 (aged 44), she was living at No 12 Gipsy Hill with her daughter Harriett (aged 22) and son-in-law William (aged 26), a Mason. By 1871, Harriet is the Beer Retailer at The Railway Bell, (a Widow) living with her daughter and son-in-law.
Harriet married Henry Wickenden (Bn 1807 Edenbridge) on 7 October 1839 when he was a 33 year old bachelor (a Labourer) and Harriet was 23 (a Widow – previously married to John Friend in 1832). Henry signed the marriage certificate with an ‘X’. His father was a Labourer, and her father was a Farmer.
Harriet Wickenden 5 October
The Will of Harriet Wickenden late of the Railway Bell public house George Street Norwood in the County of Surrey Widow who died 22 August 1877 at the Railway Bell was proved at the Principal Registry by George Wickenden of Gipsy Hill Carman the son of William Henry Smith of the Eagle Tavern New Town Victualler the Executors.
Known Landlords of the Railways Bell Public House in Cawnpore Street
1867 Mrs Harriett Wickenden
1880 George Hurlock
1881 Frederick & Louisa William
1891 George Blanden
1897 Arthur Pickering
1901 – 1914 /Charles William Morgan (aged 29) and Ethel Maud Morgan (aged 20 from Norfolk). They are on the 1901 Census at The Railway Bell, with their daughter, Edna Maud (17 days old), sister-in-law Bessie Ann Cook (17 years old from Norfolk).
1919- 1921 Charles Osmond
1938/Cecil J Paine
1961 Mr & Mrs W Smith
Crime at the Railway Bell
LAMBETH POLICE COURT
Monday, January 11TH 1897
Norwood News, Saturday 16 January 1897
Beer Dilution at Norwood
Arthur Pickering of the Railway Bell, George Street, Upper Norwood, was summoned by the Excise for diluting beer and was ordered to pay a penalty of £3 and £2 6s costs. Mr Dennis appeared in support of the summons
A Wedding Anniversary at the Railway Bell
They Celebrate Silver Wedding
Mr and Mrs Will Smith, licencees of the Railway Bell public house, Cawnpore Street, recently celebrated the 25thanniversary of their wedding.