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Church Lane 

Between 93 & 94 High Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 20 July 1789

E Thomas and Co, Hatters, from 316 Oxford Street, London, beg to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen, and the public in general, of Portsmouth, Gosport, Common &c., that they have opened a shop, the corner of Church Lane, in High Street, where they have a great variet of Ladies’, Gentlemen’s and children’s hats, for their inspection, with feathers, patent umbrellas &c., which will be sold sold on the most reasonable terms, as usual.  

They return their most grateful acknowledgements for the great encouragement they have met with for many years past, and flatter themselves their present good stock, and low prices will ensure them future favours.

1861 Census

Sarah A Ranger : Tailoress : 47 yrs

John : Labourer, Dockyard : 21 yrs

Emily : Dressmaker : 19 yrs

William : Shop Boy : 15 yrs

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 September 1862

The disgraceful condition of Church Lane, demands prompt reparation at the hands of the Commissioners.  On Sunday last, being a wet day, this passage, forming one of the chief entrances to the parish church, was, owing to the irregularity of the stones, in a state discreditable to the Board.

1881 Census

Cottage, Church Lane

Hugh Little : Fish Dealer : 37 yrs

Elizabeth : 40 yrs

1891 Census

Thomas Taw : Fisherman : 37 yrs

Mary A : Charwoman : 35 yrs

Thomas : Fishmonger’s Assistant : 17 yrs

George : House Porter : 16 yrs

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A Historic Adventure

1871 Census

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Church Lane

“Red Lion Inn”

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 25 September 1858
To Tavern Keepers and others
Mr G M Beck is instructed by Mr Yates, who is leaving the neighbourhood, to sell by public auction, on the premises, on Tuesday September 28th, 1858, commencing at twelve o’clock precisely, - the whole of the utensils in trade, parlour and tap room tables, ash chairs, bagatelle board, complete.  Grand pianoforte and a portion of household furniture.   On view the morning of sale until the auction commences.

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