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Fox and Hounds "West of Thames" (Portsmouth Road) Kingston (John Blanchard 1828)

Hare and Hounds East Sheen (John Blanchard 1830 - 40)

Leaflet for an evening's entertainment at the Hare and Hounds (date 1825 - 1850?) 

The Hare & Hounds was first leased by Young and Bainbridge in 1831 together with the extensive grounds with lawns and kitchen gardens on the other side of Church Walk.  Young's got the freehold in 1897. Two years later the kitchen gardens were exchanged for land from the Hollies, a grand residence next door to the pub (shown on the 1875 OS map). This was demolished in 1902 so that the frontage of the pub could be extended on the Upper Richmond Road.

Black Dog London Road Twickenham (John Blanchard 1840 - 46)

The Black Dog as it is today, The Hobgoblin

Hanover Square St George's Club Building
Bought 1773 by Gallami; 1780 became concert hall "Hanover Sq Rooms" with capacity for 900 people.

Blanchard's Restaurant Beak Street (off Regent's Street) (William Blanchard )

Blanchard's Club 1924
"Nights in London" 
by Horace Wyndham and Dorothea St George.

Extract from Dickens by Peter Ackroyd 

‘The days passed by.  The last days.  He gave his final reading from David Copperfield on the last evening of March.  Two days later he attended, with Wills, a birthday party for Ellen Ternan at Blanchard’s in Regent Street.  On the 8th of the month he gave his last performance of “Sikes and Nancy”, The reading which more than all others had weakened him.’

Dwelling: 5 & 7 Beak St

Census Place: Westminster St James, London, Middlesex, England
Sister (Head) 
No Occupation
age 40 East Sheen, Surrey, England
Ellen BLANCHARD Sister  Unmarried 
No Occupation
age 38 East Sheen, Surrey, England
No Occupation
age 21 London, Middlesex, England
Annie WEBB  Widow 
Servant Housekeeper
age 49

London, Middlesex, England
Charlotte TIPPETT Unmarried Servant  Barmaid Managress (Inn Serv) age 33 Totness, Devon, England
Florence BONNEY Unmarried 
Servant  Barmaid
age 20 Waterworth, Surrey, England
Caroline PETERS Unmarried 
Servant  Barmaid
age 20 Clapham, Surrey, England
Emma GEORGE Unmarried
Servant  Barmaid
age 25  Richmond, Surrey, England
James CROSS Unmarried
Servant  Porter
age 28 Hawley, Northampton, England
William STENDING  Unmarried
Servant  Porter
age 30 Addlestone, Surrey, England
James DOYLE Unmarried
Servant  Clerk
age 29 London, Middlesex, England
William PARISH  Unmarried
Servant  Clerk
age 36 London, Middlesex, England
Lizzie BULMER Unmarried
Servant  Domestic Servant
age 22 Lonmelford, Suffolk, England
Emma CHORLEY Unmarried
Servant  Domestic Servant
age 21 Bradfinch, Somerset, England

     1881 Census for 5-7 Beak Street

Advertisement for Blanchard Club after it had left family ownership.  
After a period as "Murray's Club" it reverted to the name "Blanchard's" around 1923.   
The date and day in the advertisement indicate it was printed in 1924.

169 Regent's Street 1898 (after the death of William Blanchard)
William had run these premises as a wine store  

The Guinea Public House (est 1675) 21 North Bruton Mews (now renamed 30 Bruton Place) Mayfair
(William Blanchard)