The Red Lion Pub

Woolmer Green

By Emma Pearce

The Red Lion, early 20th Century
Woolmer Green Parish Council
Local Poachers & petty criminals the Fox twins standing outside the Red Lion (far right), early 20th Century
Woolmer Green Parish Council

The Red Lion Pub stands on the main road through Woolmer Green Village. This road was, for a long time, the main route to London and would see a lot of traffic going to and from the capital.
As a result there are a number of pubs and old coaching inns positioned along the main road to act as a rest stop and place to change horses for the many travelers who passed through the village.
These photographs show the Red Lion pub in the early Twentieth Century.

This page was added on 10/05/2010.

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  • Have just seen this.
    The landlord’s name was indeed Housego. His (adopted daughter) was my grandmother and she married the man standing in the centre of the picture – George Harradence.

    By JH (14/02/2024)
  • discovered that this pub where i had my first drink at 18, also employed my grandmother age 15 in 1901 census was hoping to see a picture of staff

    By ROSEMARY KIRSOPP (26/08/2017)
  • Have a look at Hertfordshire Names Online – you will find a John Housego at Codicote and Jacob at Woolmer Green.

    By Jennifer Ayto (22/12/2015)
  • Im researching the exact same picture. Does anyone know who the landlord was. I got a copy of the picture and its signed j.housego and ┬ástates his the owner. Would love to find more abouy j.housego

    By kerryanne o'connor (11/10/2015)