Monday, March 26, 2012

Albert Matthew MIMMS (publican)

St James, Bermondsey
Albert Matthew MIMMS was the brother of my great grandma Helena who I told you about yesterday. He was the youngest sibling, born in 1882. In 1901 he was listed at his sister's house, as a scavenger. He married Mary Ann MEDCALF on 22 Sep 1907 at St James' Church, Bermondsey.

Mary Ann
By 1911, their only child, Albert George, was 2 and they were living on Lynton Rd, Bermondsey. Albert Matthew was a 28 year old furniture porter.

The next time we saw Albert was in 1921 on the London Electoral Register. He and Mary Ann were living in Camberwell, and they'd moved again to Fulham by 1923, and then in 1925 they were running their first pub, the Barrack Tavern in Woolwich. After one or maybe two years there, they took over the Prince of Orange, 118, Lower Rd, Rotherhithe. They were certainly there by the 1927 Electoral Register.

Unfortunately, the next event I know about in Albert's life is his death on 11 Dec 1933. Luckily for me his nephew was a funeral director, and a wonderful image has survived of Albert's funeral procession.  I recognise three people in the photo below. My grandfather Richard is the pall bearer at the very back of the coffin. Albert George (son) is the man two in front of grandad. My great aunt Lil is the woman you can see through the window of the hearse.


Albert George


I do not have a photo of Albert Matthew MIMMs, only his wife and son. His widow lived until 1958. As late as 1956 she is listed on the Electoral Register at the Prince of Orange. Albert George, their son, lived until 1996.

1 comment:

SheilaMatilda said...

Yet another pub! Great funeral photo Sheila