Stroud Urban District Council was told of ‘appalling conditions’ in the Hill Street slums in January 1956. “It is surely unfair,” said Mr W.E. Thomas, “to expect human beings to tolerate some of the appalling conditions which have been the lot of some of the residents in the top of the town for too long.” He was commenting on calls by health officials for a slum clearance at Hill Street. The area contained 14 houses, a licensed premises and a small workshop. The council vowed to re-home residents

Licensing Details:

Owner in 1891: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1891: £12.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse

Owner in 1903: Stroud Brewery

Rateable value in 1903: £21.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the Half Moon Inn include:

1891 Albert Hopson

1903 Mary Hogg.

1939 Oliver Bevan (62 Hill Street)

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