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Gallery
Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak in George Street is first mentioned in 1822 for an Alehouse recognizance, it carried on after the war and closed in the 1960's. Before it closed it was owned by the Hammond Brewery of Tadcaster and the last landlady was Mary West, followed by the last landlord Alan Thomson. Frank Barker had the Inn in the 1930's and started his Dairy business by milking one cow in the the back buildings. See the story of Barker's Dairy.
1844 Watson Map
The 1844 Watson Map shows the location of the Royal Oak in George St.
1855 William Watson Map
The 1855 William Watson Map with the Royal Oak clearly marked
The Hull Packet
The Hull Packet and East Riding Times, April 8, 1853
Chapmangate 1960's
The Royal Oak can be seen opposite the Court House in George Street
   
Landlords of the Royal Oak
   
1960's Allan Thomson was the last landlord (Dates unsure)
1937 Kelly's Barker Frank, Royal Oak inn, 26 George st
1933 Kelly's Barker Frank, Royal Oak inn, George st
1929 Kelly's Barker Frank, Royal Oak inn, Great George street
1921 Kelly's Kay Fred, Royal Oak inn, Great George street
1913 Kelly's Turner John, Royal Oak inn, Great George street
1909 Kelly's Turner John, Royal Oak P.H. Great George street
1905 Kelly's Turner John, Royal Oak P.H. Great George street
1897 Kelly's Wreggitt William, butcher & Royal Oak P.H.Gt.George st
1892 Bulmer's Royal Oak, Great George st; William Wreggitt
1889 Kelly's Gordon Thomas, Royal Oak inn, & butcher, Gt. George st
1879 Post Office Dir. Gordon Thomas, Royal Oak inn, & butcher, Gt. George st
1871 Census Thomas Gordon, Farmer and Inkeeper, 30ac., Age 42
1861 Census Joseph Lister, Blacksmith and Publican, age 37
1858 White's Directory Royal Oak, J.Lister, Gst
1855 Wm. Watson Map Royal Oak Inn, Joseph Lister
1851 Census Joseph Lister, Age 27, Blacksmith & Innkeeper
1845 Easton's Directory Matthew Turner, Royal Oak Inn (Owner: J. Harrison)
1844 William's Directory Royal Oak—Matthew Turner, Great George-street
1841 Census Matthew Turner, Age 50, Inn Keeper
1840 White's Directory Royal Oak, Matthew Turner, Great Geo. st
1834 Piggot's Directory Royal Oak. Jno. Thompson, Gt.George's st
1826 ER Archives QDT/2/14/108 - Alehouse recognizance for Thomas Swainson of the 'Royal Oak" at Pocklington.
1825 ER Archives QDT/2/14/82 - Alehouse recognizance for Thomas Swainson of the 'Royal Oak" at Pocklington.
1823 Baine's Directory No entry
1823 ER Archives QDT/2/14/38 - Alehouse recognizance for Michael Needler of the 'Royal Oak' at Pocklington.
1822 ER Archives QDT/2/14/17 - Alehouse recognizance for Daniel Harland of the 'Royal Oak' at Pocklington.
   

If you wish to add to the story of the Royal Oak, particularly photographs, or correct any of the above information, then please contact me.