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The new Hope and Anchor stands on Tottenham Lane almost opposite Montague Road. The current building was built in around 1890. This picture shows the original building. Penny Farthings became defunct soon after John Dunlop created the first practical pneumatic tyre in 1887. So I think a date of circa 1885 is a safe bet.

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Comment by Richard Woods on October 21, 2016 at 15:23

Super picture. This pub has two memories for me from the 50s and 60s (not that building of course!). But there is a fair chance that my first (illegal) pint was bought in the Hope one my way home from Stationers' Company's School (yes it did make me apostomanic) on a day in December, 1959 - it would have been my last ever day at the school and I recall having a pint (I was six foot 16 year old) there. And then, when working at the Hornsey Journal (161 Tottenham Lane) I would occasionally call in on the way home in the 60s. Nice to see it still functioning.

Comment by Richard Woods on October 21, 2016 at 15:24

BTW, noting the copper, I wonder if the cop shop was already in 1885 just down the road in Hornsey High Street?

Comment by Richard Woods on October 21, 2016 at 15:27

Looking here, if your date is right and it looks good, the landlord was George Oakman -  https://www.pubwiki.co.uk/Middlesex/Hornsey/HopeAnchor.shtml

Comment by Hugh on October 21, 2016 at 16:14

Thanks Richard.

Comment by Martin brown on October 22, 2016 at 21:26

The present Hope was my home in the 50's. My stepfather Bill Pullen was the landlord there for many years. His son John was in the same class as Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus cars. We all attended Stationers.

Comment by Richard Woods on October 23, 2016 at 12:05

Links... my brother Mike was at Stationers same time as Chapman; when I joined the Hornsey Journal Lotus were still in Tottenham Lane and I did a feature on them with a (very brief!) interview with Chapman. So brief that I do not recall it actually went in the paper!

Comment by Susan Flurry on January 24, 2024 at 12:40

If the date 1885 is correct it wouldn't be George Oakman as landlord.  He died in 1881. After his wife died late 1880 he married his barmaid Emily Pyman on 13th April 1881 and died just 4 weeks later on the 14th May 1881. The lady on the right of the photo with the middle parting looks very much like Emily who was my Gt Grandmother. Maybe she stayed on. 

Comment by Hugh on January 25, 2024 at 1:50

Thanks, Susan. If indeed that is Emily, the date could well be 1881. As I explained  in the caption, my c1885 date was just an estimation. I'd be fascinated to learn any more you know about the pub in your grandmother's time there.

Post Office Directories for 1882 (Middx) and 1888 (N London Subs) show the tenant as Thomas Finnett.

Comment by Susan Flurry on January 25, 2024 at 13:33

Hi Hugh. There's nothing really I can add to my Gt Grandmother 's time at the Hope and Anchor other than she had moved on by 1883. She remarried in May 1883 and became Birch. Her first child was born in December 1883 in the Rising Sun Southgate. Another pub I know nothing about.

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