Number 80 Hackford Road – William Frederick Allen, Cab Proprietor

For more information on the history of Hackford Road, click here.

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 80 Hackford Road lived William Frederick Allen, a cab proprietor.

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Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…

1 Response to Number 80 Hackford Road – William Frederick Allen, Cab Proprietor

  1. Alex McIntosh says:

    It may be co-incidence, but I recall that a Reginald Allen lived in Hackford Road in the late 1950s (and presumably before and subsequently). I recall him as “Skipper” ; Scoutmaster of the 8th Lambeth Scout Troop which I joined in about 1957-8 aged 10 or 11. His son Stan Allen was also an active Scout leader, dragging us scruffy Brixton and Stockwell urchins out on night hikes, camps and adventures to places ranging from the Surrey Downs to the North Devon coast and the Isle of Arran in Scotland. Reg Allen died early this century at the age of 10o according to his obituary, and his son Stan died on 2nd Jan 2014, so they may well have been son and grandson of William Frederick if, indeed, they were part of the same family?

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