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Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 11:00:02 EDT
Subject: London Inn, Pimlico, Torquay......More information
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re the Grapes public house in Pimlico. I have a copy of an old map of
Pimlico. The grapes is indeed the
public house at 1 pimlico now renamed but the london Inn is clearly marked
on the map as a building long demolished at the rear of the old marks and
sparks, now primark. The original of this map is in the local studies
section of Torquay library. On the list of Brewster sessions in I believe
the september of every year reported in the local newspapers you will find
that during the early to mid 1870's William Pearce is licensee of the
London, Thomas Davies licensee of the Grapes, Richard Pym is licensee of
Mason's arms (where Axworthys used to be) and Robert Skinner was licensee
the Fishermans arms ( this is marked on the map as being on the same side
the road as the london Inn, a little further toward the Market street). The
london Inn was a beerhouse, and when william Pearse first applied for the
licence the application was held over until William submitted a reference
his good character from his previous place of abode - Topsham. This he did
within a week, if my memory serves me right, and the licence was granted.
the grapes and the london Inn were both licensed at the same time there is
no way they are the same place. Hope this clears the matter up.
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