Who was running the Springfield Hotel in 1891?

Broomspring Lane pubs

According to the 1891 census for Broomspring Lane, the Pinder family were living at and running the Springfield Hotel pub. James and Sarah had 2 sons and 3 daughters. It seems that it may have been Sarah and an employed Barmaid who ran the pub on a day to day basis as James and the eldest son Edward both mainly worked running the family Electroplate manufacturing company.


NameRelation to head of familyMarried or singleAge Occupation
James PinderHeadM55Publican and electroplate manufacturer
Sarah Eva PinderWifeM47Landlady
Edward PinderSonS23Manager Electroplate
Mary PinderDaughterS17Milliner
Herbert PinderSon 14Clerk
Dorah PinderDaughter 7Scholar
Maude PinderDaughter 4 
Florence WardServantS20General servant
Annie ShawBarmaidS20Barmaid

 You can also see them in the White’s Directory for 1891 here

Interestingly the Pinders had some very interesting neighbours living next door…

Read more about their neighbours here

This image from Picture Sheffield shows the pub much later in 1989, by this time called the Springfield Tavern. The pub closed in around 2010, and was quickly converted into rented accommodation.

Springfield Tavern, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall. 1989
Photo: SALS PSs22099
This page was added by Jennie Beard on 10/01/2015.

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