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Blue Bell

00651844 – Pigot Directory – Blue Bell, Hugh Hughes, Corporation Street.

1849 – Hunt and Co's Directory for Glucester, Bristol and Welsh towns – Blue Bell, Corporation Street, Hugh Hughes.

1853 - Slater's Directory - H. Hughes

1859 – Slaters Directory – Blue Bell, Charles Williams, Corporation Street.

1868 – Slater's Directory 1868 – Blue Bell, Charles Williams, Corporation Street.

1870 - Cambrian News 13/8/1870

William Edwards, son of Owen Edwards, hawker, was summoned by P.C. Davies for the same offence. P.C. Thomas, who was called to prove the charge, said that he was on duty on the Marine Terrace, on Sunday evening last, and found William Edwards, the defendant, there, very drunk and noisy. He requested him to go home, but defendant, instead of doing so, began to curse and swear, saying he would never pay a fine again. Shortly afterwards witness was called into the Blue Bell Inn to turn the defendant out of the house. The defendant then went on along Terrace-road and ex- posed his person, besides committing a nuisance in that street. He was taken away by his friends. Fined 21

1870 - Cambrian News 12/11/1870

Stealing Money from the Person.—George Byron, grinder. Aberystwyth, was charged with having stolen the sum of 10s. from the person of Charles Lindsay.—Prosecutor said he resided in Skinner-street, and was a tinman. He was in the Blue Bell, on Wednesday evening last, with three or four others, and remained there several hours. He had above £2 in one pocket when he entered the house. Prisoner went into the house with witness, and they sat together. The money was mostly in half-crowns. Witness dozed for a few minutes, and on waking he found the room empty. He shortly afterwards missed 17s. or 18s. He could identify two five shilling pieces that had been marked. The money was in his left pocket and prisoner sat on his left side. The two five shilling pieces produced were his.—Wm. Dagnall said he was at the Blue Bell on Wednesday last, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor, with a female, enter the house. The prosecutor seemed muddled, and when he missed the money he told witness he knew the marks upon the two five shilling pieces, by which he could identify them.—John Edwards, New Market Tavern, stated that the prisoner discharged a debt at his house with a crown piece on Wednesday.—P.O. Jones said he apprehended the prisoner on the day of the robbery and searched him, finding one crown piece, 11s. in other silver pieces, and 8s. in copper. The other 2 crown piece he had obtained from the last witness. Prisoner said he was very drunk on the day in question, and did not know how he became possessed of so much money, as he had only 3s. 6d. in his pocket when he entered the Blue Bell.—Prisoner elected to be summarily dealt with, and the magistrates committed him to gaol for two months' imprisonment, with hard labour

1871 – Post Office Directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales 1871 – Blue Bell, Terrace Road, Mrs Mary Richards.

1875 - According to Worrall's Directory, in was run by Mary E. Richards in 1875.

1878 – Wales Reigster and Guide 1878 – Old Blue Bell, Thomas G. Thorpe, Terrace Road.

1880 – Slater's Directory of North and South Wales 1880 – Blue Bell, Tom. G. Thorpe, Terrace Road.

1895 – Slater's Directory of North and Mid Wales 1895 – Blue Bell, John Richards, 52 Terrace Road.

1895 – According to Kelly's Directory 1895 the landlord was John Richards.

1899 – Guide to Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge – advert (with photograph) – ' Blue Bell Hotel, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, adjoining Promenade. The most central and popular house in the town, within a few minutes walk of railway station, royal pier, pavilion and cliff railway. Commodious lounge and smoke rooms. The best wines, sprits, bottled ales and stout kept at popular prices. All orders entrusted to me will receive my most careful attention and promptitude. John Richards, proprietor.'

1900 – Bennett's Business Directory – Blue Bell Hotel, Terrace Road, J. Richards.

1911 Census - Blue Bell Hotel - Terrace Road

Walter V Jones

1918 – Trade Directory Wales – Blue Bell Hotel, 52 Terrace Road.

1920 – According to Kelly's Directory 1920 the landlord was John Fox.

1926 – Wales Trades Directory – Blue Bell Hotel, 52 Terrace Road.

1948-49 – Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and District Trades Directory – Blue Bell Hotel, 52 Terrace Road.