The King Of Prussia 93 Middlesex St (Petticoat Lane) corner of Wentworth St

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  1. Nick Saunders

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    Hi All,

    This will be my 1st post, i'm hoping there will be someone out there with the knowledge of the above pub that used to once grace the streets of East London, Whitechapel.

    The King Of Prussia was situated on the corner of Middlesex St (Petticoat Lane) & Wentworth St. Its last address was 93 Middlesex St. It belonged to my 4th Great Grandad Lipman Lipman (so good they named him twice!) :)

    He was the Victualler there from 1842 to 1851. Please see below the information i hve on this Pub.

    Named in 1767 as the King of Prussia on Horseback. In the records, Middlesex Street is often given its alternative name, Petticoat Lane. ** Not to be confused with the King of Prussia, at Gowers walk. The numbering varies, but is at the junction with Wentworth street, and the 1871 census refers to it being on the east side of Middlesex street. By 1885 the entirety of Middlesex street is renumbered, and lists the street by east and west. The King of Prussia is demolished by this time. (The modern day address would be at about 72 Middlesex street)

    If anyone can add the information i have below i would be very thankful. Photos, Illustrations,maps,infantry, news paper clippings, plans etc.

    Thank you for reading.

    72 Middlesex Street.jpg How it looksnow - New Build was 1885 (72 Middlesex St)
    1896.JPG How the new build looked in 1896
    Capture.JPG How it looked before the new build (I'm not sure this is the Pub?)
    King of Prussia info.jpg From the National Archive King of Prussia info.jpg
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    If you belong to your local library and that library has a subscription to the British Newspaper Archives, then you may be able to access it using your library card number. Many of them are providing this service at the moment.

    Just a thought... :)
     
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    https://www.closedpubs.co.uk/london/e1_aldgate2.html
    Here on page two you will find King of Prussia with a rather nice sketch from a Nick Saunders & a more recent photo.
    edit- well I just had another look at your name Nick. I guess you've seen this before.;)
     
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    There are various mentions in the papers along the lines of these -
    Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle of the 1st January 1860
    Ben Bendoff takes a benefit at Mr Lipman's the King of Prussia, Petticoat Lane tomorrow (Monday). The wind-up between Bendoff and Jem Ward.

    Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle of the 6th April 1862
    Bandoff and Hopkinson—These big ones also fight in the same ring, for £10 a side, at catch weight. Bandoff will be at Mr Lipman's, King of Prussia, Middlesex- street; and Hopkinson at Joe Howe's tomorrow evening, when the whereabouts may be learned.

    So it looks like Mr Lipman was involved in boxing, either as a promoter or staging fights at the pub?
     
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    Hi Ann, yes this is my submission to closed pubs. Unfortunatley ive found out this sketch is not the pub! :-(
     
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    Hi, Great work, i did find out that Mr Lipman was a boxing promoter who promoted fights at his pub, The King Of Prussia. However i have not seen this particular article. Many Thanks Nick.
     
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    Thanks all. This is by far the most friendliest, helpful forum i have been on.
     
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    Thanks, i visited my local Library today, unfortunatley they do not offer this service. I do have about 5 ref's i need to check with the national archives but they are closed at the moment.
     
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    If anyone has access online to order digital records from the London Metropolitan Archives i have the references that i need. I'm not sure you have to pay for these digital options, but id be more then glad to pay if you leave me bank details.
     
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    One of my favourite places......:rolleyes:
     
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