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Scotch Stores, 12 William Street, Brighton

HistoryEdit

Formerly The Artichoke Inn, the Royal York Lodge of freemasons held its meetings here from 1830 to 1836.[1] Renamed Scotch Stores in the 1860s.

Dominic Silvester, Private TF/269690, 1/1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. 39th New Army Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 23rd March 1918. Son of Mr & Mrs Silvester of ‘The Scotch Stores’, William Street, Brighton. Employed in a fruiterers in Preston Street. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial. MR.27.[2]

BreweriesEdit

Bear Brewery (1856)-1898; Southdown and East Grinstead Breweries Ltd 1898-1915 (sold)[3]

LandlordsEdit

1832/Thos Crunden/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1839/Wm Streeter/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1851/N Selsby/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1854/Henry Sayers/../../../Brighton Directory ****

1855/H Sayers/../../../Brighton Directory ****

1859/J Limpus/../../../Post Office Directory **** [4]

1866/G Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1878/G Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1890/Edmund Lower/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Francesco Silvester/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1905/Mrs Agnes Silvester/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1913/Mrs Agnes Silvester/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Mrs Agnes Silvester/../../../Post Office Directory **** [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.royalyorklodge.sussexmasons.org.uk/venues.html
  2. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Sussex/Brighton_WW1_S.html
  3. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=179-tamplins&cid=1#1
  4. http://deadpubs.co.uk/SussexPubs/Brighton/Artichoke.shtml
  5. http://deadpubs.co.uk/SussexPubs/Brighton/ScotchStores.shtml