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Carlin How – Maynard Arms, Riggs Butchers – 1893

Do you remember the butchers, or the bank (now believed to have been Lloyds, then followed by Martins) that was at that corner before they extended the Maynard Arms, now a car park occupies their space. From the left the properties were Riggs (butchers shop), Mrs Collins (lodging house) and the four panelled window of the Maynard Arms (landlord was Thomas William Wood). This view of the Maynard Arms shows the landlord Thomas William Wood, his wife and eldest daughter Alethia (Lethie) standing at the door. Roger Barwick tells the Archive: ” My grandad Harold Bowling became landlord at the Maynard Arms around 1929 I think. He had been steward at the club from 1911 when it opened. Quite a number of people will remember his son Harold or Tim as he was known he became a policeman and was awarded the British Empire Medal for saving people during a storm in Staithes.”

Information kindly supplied by Derick Pearson and Jean Wiggins, also thanks to Alwyn Wood and Dan Holme for updates.

3 comments to Carlin How – Maynard Arms, Riggs Butchers – 1893

  • John Liley

    Harold Bowling’s BEM was earned when he was village bobby at Staithes;one stormy night, with a broomshaft, he held off a floating mine from hitting the seawall. He later became sergeant at Brotton.

  • In the 1939 England an Wales Register the buildings are listed from left.
    No.59. Maynard Street. Branch of (G)? N P Bank.
    No.58. Maynard Street. Thomas Henry Collins.
    Alice F Collins.
    No.57. Maynard Street. Maynard Arms Hotel. Thomas H Davison.
    ???? Davison. Plus 2 redacted names.

  • Derick Pearson

    on Kabeja61,s comment of the 1939 register he mentions for the Maynard Arms Thomas H Davison and 2 related names. Thomas (H) was for (Harrison) Davison who was there until well into my teens. He was landlord and His Wife was FERN and his Son was Eric Davison who later ran the establishment. Eric first married a lady called Ruth and they had a Daughter called Fern after her grandmother and another called Gail who still lives close by. Eric later went with family to Boosbeck and was Landlord at the (bottom house) Station Hotel for some years.
    The Archive has posted some photographs on this site of them if one does a search.

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