Sunday, April 29, 2012

the WEEDENs and the Anchor Brewery and Charles Booth's poverty survey

I came across something interesting this week with regard to my Southwark ancestors (the porters, coopers, etc). I know from the various censuses that they lived within spitting distance of the Thames, and now I've discovered that Gainsford St where Richard WEEDEN and his family were living for several years, was owned by Courage Brewery. So, it would appear that this is who they worked for. The map below shows quite clearly the block that the Anchor Brewhouse took up, with Gainsford St running NW to SE near the bottom. The Courage website gives details of the history of the brewery, which brewed at the Anchor Brewery


So I went looking for more on the history of the Brewery and got sidetracked into Charles Booth's study of poverty in London. (more to come)

4 comments:

Sheila Pratt said...

Looking forward to reading more, Sis. xoxoox

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