Hall Arms

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106 Church Street

By Georgina Colbeck

Taken in the early part of the twentieth century, this image shows a large group, including children, gathered for a photograph outside the Hall Arms, 106 Church Street , Marylebone. There are signs in the window advertising the pub's new management, so maybe this was the occasion for the photograph?


According to the records the pub had been open since at least the 1870s where its earliest listing can be found in the London directories. The licencee at the time was Robert William Street who remained there for several years, after which there would appear to have been a quick succession of landlords. The pub stood on the corner of Church Street and Hall Place , so presumably this is where it took its name.


With the First World War possibly impacting on business the pub was no longer trading in 1918 and instead became the address of a boot and shoe repairers named Barton & Co.


If you have any information about why this photo was taken, or about any of the people in it, we would love to hear from you!

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