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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1878-

42 Biggin Street Wine and Spirit Merchants

Latest 1914+

42 Biggin Street

42 Biggin Street 1914

Above photo kindly sent to me from Paul Wells, showing 42 Biggin Street in July 1914.

42 Biggin Street 2012

Above, also from Paul Wells, showing the same premises in 2012.

 

I am assuming that this building, before it was taken over by Hinds the jeweller's, was an off-licence or distribution shop of Mackeson's..

Paul Wells kindly sent me the above photographs saying that in July 1914 it was decorated for the installation of Earl Beauchamp as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

If anyone has any further information regarding what the name of the shop was at the time and for how long it existed, I would be interested in hearing from you.

 

Mackeson advert 1914

Again kindly sent by Paul Wells, this advert he says was situated next to the above photograph from 1914.

 

The latest instalment for the history of this premises, with great thanks to Paul Wells, gives the picture below, showing it as owned by Edward Rutley Mowll, who was Mayor of Dover in 1872. In 1878 he was a Wine and Spirit Merchant and Importer and had premises at Strond Street and Custom House Quay, and obviously this shop here.

 

42 Biggin Street, E Rutley Mowll

Above photo kindly sent by Paul Wells, clearly showing the name E Rutley Mowll & Co on the shop frontage. Date unknown, but he died in 1879 at the age of 55. The firm used to be Wine and Spirit Merchants. So I would suggest this photo was probably taken in 1878-79 or shortly after, unless someone took the company over and kept the name. However, Paul says he has a colourised version of the above dated 1908. The top photo shows the premises in 1914.

 

From the Dover Express, 11 June 1909.

TRANSFER OF BUSINESS.

42 BIGGIN STREET, DOVER. Telephone 507.

W. H. GRAVES.

Begs to announce that he has acquired the old established Wine & Spirit Merchants' Business of Messrs. E. R. Mowll & Co., carried on at 42 Biggin Street, Dover. and that it will be his earnest endeavour to maintain the reputation of that firm for the sale of the best articles, and that by personal attention he may be favoured with the custom and patronage of the inhabitants of Dover and the surrounding neighbourhood.

 

From the Dover Express, 10 December 1909.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MOWLL Edward Rutley 1878-79

DANE Alfred 1901+ (age 31 in 1901Census)

GRAVES W H 1909+

 

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