The Magnet Inn was situated on the north-west corner of the junction of Union Street and Suffolk Street in the Clapham area of Gloucester. The address is given as 29 Union Street in a 1936 Gloucester directory. A photograph taken in the 1950’s shows the Magnet to be an austere stone rendered building with the words ‘Magnet Inn’ in raised lettering.

The approximate site of the Magnet Inn.

Union Street ran east-west between Suffolk Street and Columbia Street. The whole area was demolished in slum clearances.

Landlords at the Magnet Inn include:

1856,1859 William Davis

1879 C. Wathen

1885 William Wathen

1893 H. Gwilliam

1902 James Cox

1906 Daniel Roe

1919 Mrs Matilda E. Ashmead

1927 Harry Ashwin

1936 C.J. Smith

1939,1955 Edgar William Jones (died in 1955)

1959 Clara Jones (known as Daisy)

On closure –  Desmond Jones (Mr and Mrs Edgar Jones youngest son – Married to Clara?)

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