The Queens Hotel - Queens Road - Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 55.531 W 001° 12.348
30U E 620611 N 5865491
Quick Description: In April 1941 The Queens Hotel was hit by incendiary bombs dropped across Beeston during WWII.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/13/2018 2:57:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMXH59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
"In September 1939 WWII came, and The Queens would have played its part as a "local" within the constraints of the time. But, on the night of the 7th/8th April 1941 it found itself caught up in the damage caused by incendiary bombs dropped across Beeston, one of which caused considerable damage to the front of The Queens (shown in gallery). Despite wartime shortages and restriction, repairs - costing £585 - were put in place almost immediately."

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Here viewed looking south towards the pub from Queens Road.

""Now known as The Queens, it was originally built as a residence for a local lace designer Edward Mason. However, soon after moving in, Mason acquired a licence and opened as the Queen's Hotel around 1881 or 1882. A clubroom extended for the whole length of the front of the first floor, which was typical for pubs in the area which issued checks or tokens - of which the Queen's Hotel was one. After the death of his first wife, Mason married the sister-in-law of Samuel Theodore Bunning, former station master at Beeston and a rising star within the Beeston Brewery Company Limited. Bunning personally acquired the Queen's Hotel and for the years 1907 to 1913 the brewery's Annual General Meeting was held in the clubroom. Shipstones acquired the Beeston Brewery Co in February 1922. However, the Queen's Hotel did not pass to Shipstones until May 1928, shortly after Bunning's death, when it was bought for £537 13s 11d. plus £32 3s 7d for the unexpired licence. On the night of the 7th/8th April 1941 the Queen's Hotel was damaged by incendiary bombs dropped across Beeston by the Luftwaffe, one of which caused considerable damage to the front of the building."

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Year photo was taken: April 1941

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