Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Morning Star (Of Gwent) Trenchard Street

1856. Isaac Morgan
1863. Ellen O’Brien
1865 – 71. John Cooke
1871 – 72. Charlotte Cooke
1874. W. Peter Tippett
1875 to 1889. Alfred Leach
1891 – 97. George James Stansbury
1899 – 1906. Mona Lyons
1909 – 38. James Watts
1944. George Atkinson
1950 – 53. Reginald Dowdle
1956. Manfred C. Fry

During much of the 1960s and 70s, what used to be the Morning Star was home to a greasy spoon café, more recently a pub again named the Bar Ether, it was demolished in 2008 for an extension to Colston Hall, prior to demolition the building was being used as a recording studio.

Census 1871.

Charlotte Cooke 56, head widow, beer house keeper, Devon Tiverton
Alice M. Hill 16, daughter married, Bristol
William Hill 21, son in law, grocer, Bristol

Census 1881.

Alfred Leach 30, head married
Emma Leach 32, wife married
George A. Leach 3, son
Beatrice Leach 6 months, daughter
Sarah J. Eatell 14, servant unmarried, domestic servant

Census 1891.

George James Stansbury 30, head married, mariner, Bristol
Minnie S. Stansbury 27, wife married, Bristol
George J. Stansbury 6, son scholar, Bristol
William T. Stansbury 4, son, Bristol
Clara Lark 18, servant single, domestic servant, Bristol
Christopher Donohue 22, lodger single, mariner, Bristol

Census 1901.

William Lyons 35, head married, coach painter, Bristol
Mona Lyons 35, wife married, beer retailer, Bristol
Philip Lyons 14, son, bus conductor, Bristol
Amy Lyons 12, daughter, Bristol
Annie Lyons 10, daughter, Bristol
Jenny Lyons 8, daughter, Bristol
Willie Lyons 6, son, Bristol
Daniel Lyons 1, son, Bristol

Census 1911.

James Watts 35, head married, licensed victualler, St.Augustine’s Bristol
Florence Watts 33, wife married, St.James’ Bristol
Florence Watts 7, daughter school, St.Augustine’s Bristol
Alice Watts 6, daughter school, St.Augustine’s Bristol
Charles Watts 4, son school, St.Augustine’s Bristol
William Watts 2, son, St.Augustine’s Bristol
Eileen May 2 months, daughter, St.Augustine’s Bristol