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Sort file:- Maidstone, February, 2019.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Wednesday, 20 February, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1869-

Admiral Gordon

Closed 2014+

161 Tonbridge Road

Maidstone

https://whatpub.com/admiral-gordon

Admiral Gordon 2014

Above photo by Roy Moore, 18 May 2014.

Admiral Gordon sign 1991Admiral Gordon sign 1995

Above sign left, May 1991, sign right, June 1995.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Admiral Gordon sign 2014

Above sign by Roy Moore, 18 May 2014.

 

Named after Rear Admiral Sir James Alexander Gordon KCB who had served with Nelson and is thought may have been, in part, a model for C S Forester's hero Horatio Hornblower.

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

Still open in 2014, the pub had closed by 2019, exact date unknown, local knowledge appreciated, but currently there is planning permission applied for conversion into a shop.

 

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GIBSON J 1869-70+

DRAY William 1874-91+ (age 53 in 1881Census)

HILLS Frederick 1903-11+ (age 40 in 1911Census)

RUSSELL George 1913+

DORSETT Herbert 1918-22+

CAMBOURNE William 1930-39+

http://pubshistory.com/AdmiralGordon.shtml

 

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