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Victoria Tavern

Corner of Eastgate and Baker Street, where the Treehouse is now.

pdficon.gif icon Article by Will O'Whispers, Cambrian News, 4/5/1973 [730kb]

00701849 – Hunt and Co'd Directory for Gloucester, Bristol and Welsh towns – Victoria, Little Darkgate Street, John Rees.

1853 - Slater's Directory - John Rees

1859 – Slaters Directory – Victoria, John Rees, Baker Street.

1860 - Aberystwyth Observer 31/3/1860

'A WEDDING PARTY FRUSTRATED,—On Thurs- day last, a party of ladies, five in number, started from the Prince Albert Inn, in this town, in a car, to attend a wedding that was to take place a little distance in the country. The driver, who was one of the party, incautiously or from inexperience, whilst rounding the corner of Victoria Tavern, got too near the curb-stones, one of the wheels passing over, whereby the carriage was upset, and the excursionists pitched clean out, sustaining severity somewhat serious injuries'

1865 - Aberystwyth Observer 25/11/1865

'To be let - All that eligibly situated and old established house known as Victoria Inn, corner of Upper Portland Street and Baker Street and within 4 minutes walk of the railway station. For further particulars, apply to Mr John Rees on the premisis. N.B. John Rees begs to inform his friends and patrons that he is about relinquishing the victuallers business hitherto carried on by him and that in future he proposes devoting the whole of his time to the cabinetmaking and upolsteting business. The stock, fixtures and part of the household furniture to be taken at valuation'     

1868 – Slater's Directory 1868 – Victoria, William Green, Baker Street.

1874 - Worrall's Directory - Elizabeth Green

1875 – According to Worrall's Directory 1875 the landlord at the time was Morgan Jones.

1880 – Slater's Directory on North and South Wales – Victoria, Thomas E. Marsh, Baker Street.

1881 Census– Licensed Victualler – Victoria Inn

Lavinia Marsh, head, widow, age 29, born in Dowlais, licensed victualler.
Lavinia Goldsworthy, niece, age 18, born in Devon, barmaid.
Betsy Matthias, servant, age 22, born in Abersystwyth, general servant.

1891 Census – 14 Baker Street

Amy Cunningham, head, age 23, born in Oswestry, hotel keeper.
John Cunningham, head, age 49, born in Dublin, engine driver.
Elizabeth Cunningham, wife, age 46, born in Liverpool.
Lilly Cunningham, daughter, age 13, born in Aberystwyth.
Mabel Cunningham, daughter, age 11, born in Aberystwyth.
Sarah Jenkins, servant, age 17, born in Taliesin, servant.

1895 – Slater's Directory of North and South Wales 1895 – Victoria Hotel, Miss Amy Cunningham, Baker Street.

1895 – According to Kelly's Directory 1895 the landlady at the time was Miss Amy Cunningham. The Directory lists a Victoria Hotel, Baker Street.

1900 – Bennett's Business Directory – Victoria Hotel, Baker Street, E. Cunningham.

1911 – Official List of Hotels.... – 'Victoria Hotel, Baker Street, J. Martin. 2 sitting rooms, 7 bedrooms. Central for cyclists, close to sea.'

1912 – Wales Trades Directory 1912 – Victoria, 14 Baker Street.

1918 – Trade Directory Wales – Victoria, 14 Baker Street.

1958-59 – Wales Trades Directory – Victoria, 14 Baker Street