Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Exchange Hotel East Street

1870 – 89. James Oldfield
1891 – 94. Alfred Lewis
1896 – 97. William Downes
1901 – 06. Frederick George Downes
1909 – 17. William Porch
1917 – 25. Henry Boulton
1928. Annie Purshouse
1931. Florence Purshouse
1935. Emma Neal
1937. Edith Brown
1938. Hannah Jelley
1944 – 53. Joseph Cottle

The name Exchange Hotel first appears around 1881, in the 1871 census it is recorded as the Hauliers Arms. James Oldfield is listed variously as licensed victualler, beer retailer and wine & spirit merchant.

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Census 1871.
Hauliers Arms

James Oldfield 38, head married, licensed victualler, Bedminster
Catherine Oldfield 35, wife married, Swalwell Durham
Thomas Fulthorp 29, boarder unmarried, hay dealer, Swalwell Durham
John Bedford 23, boarder unmarried, foreman, Bath Somerset

Census 1881.
Exchange Hotel

James Oldfield 49, head married, publican and dealer, Bedminster Bristol
Catherine Oldfield 45, wife married, bar woman, Scotland
Frederick Close 23, son in law married, bar manager, Bedminster Bristol
Elizabeth Close 23, daughter married, barwoman, Bedminster Bristol

Census 1891.

Alfred Lewis 37, head widower, licensed victualler, Oxfordshire Oxford
Nellie Lewis 18, daughter single, music teacher, Herefordshire Hereford
Herbert Lewis 15, son single, Barrow in Furness
Arthur Lewis 10, son scholar, Barrow in Furness
George Emery 30, visitor single, mason, Bristol
Nellie Giles 20, servant single, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1901.

Frederick George Downes 32, head married, publican, Bristol
Kate Downes 31, wife married, Gloucestershire St.George
Frederick George Downes 6, son, Bristol Bedminster
Mary Ann Shortman 18, servant single, general domestic servant, South Wales Ystead Rhondda
Carry Shortman 14, servant, general domestic servant, South Wales Ystead Rhondda

Census 1911.

William Edward Porch 43, head married, licensed victualler, Bridgwater
Blanche Kate Porch 43, wife married, Swindon
Emma Chaffin 66, mother in law widow, Swindon
Elizabeth Fry 18, servant single, Felton Somerset