Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Pipemakers’ Arms Albert Road

1871 – 96. Samuel Rich
1899 – 1901. George Ball
1904 – 06. George Henry Boyce
1909. Henry Ollis
1911 – 25. Joseph Webber
1928 – 37. Reginald Longstreet
1938. Alice Parker
1944 – 56. Bertie Ernest Pasker

Originally Avon Cottage built in 1823, one of the first buildings in the area. During the mid-nineteeth century the fire brick & drainpipe manufactory of William Rich stood next door and the pub’s first known licensee was a Samuel Rich. This picture was kindly provided by Jane McCredie.

Census 1871.

Samuel Rich 52, head married, drainpipe maker, St.Philip’s Bristol
Matilda Rich 54, wife married, Marksbury Somerset
Arthur Rich 14, son scholar, St.Philip’s Bristol
Frank Rich 10, son scholar, St.Philip’s Bristol
Alice Holbrook 22, daughter of wife unmarried, family assistant, Somersetshire Publow
Madeline Holbrook 14, daughter of wife scholar, Somersetshire Publow
Julia Holbrook 13, daughter of wife scholar, Somesetshire Publow

Census 1881.

Samuel Rich 62, head married, beer retailer, Marksbury Somerset
Matilda Rich 65, wife married, Marksbury Somerset
Madeline Holbrook 24, step daughter unmarried, Woodland Somerset
George Ball 14, grandson scholar, Bristol
Ellen Lock 15, servant, domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

Samuel Rich 72, head widower, publican, St.Philip’s Bristol
George Ball 24, grandson married, bar assistant, Bedminster Bristol
Alice Ball 24, housekeeper married, St.Peter’s Bristol
Lily Ball 2, great granddaughter, St.Philip’s Bristol

Census 1901.

George T. Ball 34, head married, beer retailer, Bristol
Alice Ball 34, wife married, Bristol
Lily E. Ball 12, daughter, Bristol
Dora A. Ball 4, daughter, Bristol

Census 1911.

Joseph Webber 50, head married, publican, Bristol
Amy Webber 50, wife married, Bristol
Alex Webber 15, son, barman for Father, Bristol
Una Webber 12, daughter, school, Bristol