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Early in the 1900’s, Godsell and Sons of Stroud, later Stroud Brewery Company, owned the Five Alls. The sign at the pub shows five men each with their own caption. It reads - I Rule For All (King George VI), I Plead For All (Judge), I Pray For All (Priest), I Fight For All (Soldier) and I Work For All (Workman).
During the last few years of the nineteenth century the landlord was John Sims assisted by his wife, Louisa. John died at the age of 52 on September 17th 1897 at their home in Leckhampton Road. Louisa continued to run the Five Alls for a while, taking over the licence on the 9th December that year.
The licence passed to Arthur Thomas Price in January 1906. Mr Price was the landlord of this public house, which was licensed for beer and cider, for seventeen months.
In 1907 the licence was taken over by Mr Frank Young, who had previously been the licensee of the Fountain Inn on the opposite side of Bath Road (where Sainsbury’s supermarket is now). Frank died aged 44 on Harriet’s 56th birthday, October 11th 1914, following which she was granted a temporary licence which became permanent on December 17th 1914.
Harriet Louisa Young had been connected with the licensing trade all of her life. She was born in 1858, the daughter of Henry Morgan, who kept the Cherry Tree Inn in Swindon Road, Cheltenham. Her first marriage was to Mr George Child, landlord of the King’s Arms in Prestbury. They moved to the Tivoli Inn and later to the Albert Arms in St. Paul’s. When she married Frank Young he was already at the Fountain Inn and they moved from there to the Five Alls in 1907.
After Frank’s death Harriet was assisted by her daughter Rose and her husband Arthur Doane. They lived at the pub and it was here that their two sons, Ronnie and Albert were born in 1920 and 1924. Harriet passed away at the Five Alls on October 5th 1932, at the age of 73.
Rose and Arthur became the landlords at the Five Alls for about fifteen years, after which they continued to live in the house at the rear of the pub (in Francis Street), where Rose died in 1950, at the age of 62. Arthur and his second wife, Hilda, carried on living there for a while and then moved to Hester’s Way.
The next publican was Mr Richard ("Dick") Sparkes, who was at the pub for about a decade. Dick and his wife Rosie came to the Five Alls from the Oak Inn, Lower Barton Street, Gloucester. Sadly Rosie died in July 1957, after a long illness, when she was only forty-two years old. Dick’s second wife was a petite lady nicknamed ‘Tiny’ after her stature! They remained at the pub until 1961.
March 1961 saw the arrival of the Five Alls fifth landlord of the century. Mr. Kevin ("Paddy") Hernon, and his wife Eileen, kept the pub until Paddy’s death in 1982. Eileen stayed until March 1983 when Tony and Norma Holland took over.
Researchers: Marilyn West & Stuart Manton
Intriguingly, the map below shows the name of the pub as the "Four Alls". This ties in better with the mottos beneath the images on the pub sign. It would be interesting to know how and when this became the "Five Alls". The names "Four Alls" and "Five Alls" were once quite popular names for British public houses.
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