Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Spring Tavern Philip Street

1871 – 78. Charles Boone
1879 to 1891. Thomas Morgan
1892 – 1917. Martha Hill
1921 – 28. Joshua Hill
1931. Florence Baker
1935 – 50. Kate Elizabeth York
1951 to 1956. Gladys Irene Oram
1956. A. E. Mills
1968. Bert & Ivy Jacobs

Michael Oram writes: I can remember moving in 1951 to this public house, when my late mother, Gladys Irene Oram took it over. She started the Ladies’ darts team for competing in Bedminster and other areas and became very successful. From the inventory shown, it brought back many memories of my early teens. We moved in 1956 when the Mills family took over.

The tenancy of Gladys Oram commenced on the 1st October 1951 the rent was £40 per annum and the landlord was The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited. The following is a transcription of the schedule of fixtures and effects which was attached to the tenancy agreement.

White porcelain sink with tiled back and chromium plated tap.
Galvanised boiler.

2 lengths of beer horsing.

Smoke Room.
6’ x 2’ 11” leaded coloured glass window screen lettered – Old and Mild.
14’ fixed seat.
4’ 3” fixed seat.
15’ fixed seat with draught screen.

Public Bar.
6’ x 3’ 1” leaded and coloured window screen lettered – Georges’ & Co. Ltd.
6’ 1” x 2’ 11” leaded and coloured glazed window screen lettered – Spring Tavern.
9’ seating as fixed with draught screen.
8’ seating as fixed with draught screen.
7’ 9” panelled screen and half glazed top dividing Bar and Bottle & Jug.
Gas heating stove.
2 Briton patent door stops.
15’ 6” mahogany top counter with painted and panelled front and bottle shelving.
Fluted lead and zinc washup with copper bowl tap and outlet pipe.
8’ 6” the back of Bar fitting with canopy top, 3 shelves and 2 plate glass inset mirrors.
Installation of electric light.

Additional Landlord’s Fixtures & Fittings.
Ascot gas water heater and stand as fitted.
1 one – pull beer engine as fitted, together with plastic piping.
1 two – pull beer engine as fitted, together with plastic piping.
No.2 Jeunesse stove as fitted.

Census 1871.

Charles Boone 45, head married, master mason & beer retailer employing 2 men & 2 boys, Devon Porlock
Ann Boone 42, wife married, Bristol Bedminster
Ada Ann Boone 18, daughter unmarried, Bristol St.Mary Redcliffe
William John Boone 14, son, Bristol Bedminster
Florence Mary Boone 12, daughter, Bristol Bedminster
Charley Boone 2, son, Bristol Bedminster
Albet Edward Boone 6, son, Bristol Bedminster

Census 1881.

Thomas H. Morgan 29, head married, house painter & beer house keeper, Bristol
Mary Ann Morgan 28, wife married, Bristol
William J. Morgan 6, son scholar, Bristol
Miriam F. Mogan 4, daughter scholar, Bristol
Mary M. Morgan 1, daughter, Bristol
Caroline Chinn 16, servant unmarried, general domestic servant
George Chinn 19, lodger unmarried, sugar boiler, Bristol

Census 1891.
Spring Tavern

Thomas H. Morgan 39, head married, house decorator, Bristol
Mary A. Morgan 38, wife married, Bristol
Mary A. Stellman 68, mother in law widow, retired nurse, Bristol Bedminster
Florence Belmont 20, servant single, domestic servant, Bristol Bedminster
William J. Morgan 16, son single, tobacco cutter, Bristol Bedminster
Miriam F. Morgan 14, daughter , tailoress, Bristol Bedminster
Mary M. Morgan 11, daughter scholar, Bristol Bedminster
Ellen G. Morgan 9, daughter scholar, Bristol Bedminster
Mabel H. Morgan 5, daughter scholar, Bristol Bedminster
Beatrice Morgan 2, daughter, Bristol Bedminster

Census 1901.

Joshua F. Hill 58, head married, publican, Wiltshire Trowbridge
Martha Hill 54, wife married, Gloucestershire Cheltenham

Census 1911.

Joshua Foot Hill 68, head married, licensed house, Calne Wiltshire
Martha Hill 64, wife married, beer house, North Stoke Somerset