DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1833-

First and Last

Latest ????

Canterbury Road/Herne Common

Herne

First and Last

Above photo circa 1964.

First and Last

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent my Mark Jennings.

First and Last sign 1991

Above sign July 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

First and Last 2015

Above photo, 2015.

 

Prior to 1833 the pub was owned by the Symond's Brewery of Ramsgate, but they sold the business and pub to Francis Cobb and Son, brewer also in Ramsgate that same year.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 28 March, 1863.

CORONERS INQUEST. DEATH OF A CHILD FROM DROWNING.

On Monday, Mr. W. P. Callaway, deputy coroner, and a respectable jury, held an inquest, at the house of Mr. G. Holmes, the “First and Last” public-house, Herne, on the body of H William Carey, son of a labourer, who was drowned on Saturday.

Mary Ann Carey, the deceased’s mother, said that about a quarter before 10 o’clock on Saturday, the deceased was crying because she would not let him go where he wanted to. He then ran out to the back of the house, and about a quarter of an hour afterwards he was found quite dead in the pond.

Verdict, “Accidentally Drowned.”

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 2 March 1907.

FIRST AND LAST, HERNE.

The Magistrates objected to the renewal of this licence, Mr. G. T. Drury, instructed by Mr. Henry Fielding, appeared for the brewers (Messrs Gardner and Co., of Ash) and the tenant.

Superintendent Jacobs stated that the “First and Last” was situated on Herne Common. The tenant was John Cobbett, and the rent of the house was £18 per annum. The rates amounted to £5 12 s., and the assessment was £28. A general outside labouring trade was done. The tenant had been there since July 7th, 1906, and took the house from Robert Bailey, who was the tenant for some years, but who left after a conviction for permitting drunkenness. The present tenant was formerly a maltsmsn in the employ of Messrs. Gardner. There was no convenience for letting, and the home was in a bad state of repair. The distance from the “Prince Albert” to the “First and Last” was about 1,200 yards, and was about the same distance to the “Upper Red Lion.” The “First and Last” was on the main Canterbury road. It was opposite the Workhouse, and the people that used it were these who left the Workhouse. (Laughter.)

Mr. Drury, in addressing the Bench, said with regard to this house there was no question of it being within twenty or thirty yards of another licensed house, the nearest one being over a thousand yards away. He did suggest that if any house was to be referred to Quarter Sessions for extinction it was not to be the house that stood by itself on the high road, but rather one of the three clustered together in Herne Street.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

HOLNESS Charity 1847-55+

HOLMES Gayler Mr 1862-67+

CHRISTIAN Henry W 1881-86+ (age 44 in 1881Census)

HOLNESS Friend 1891+ (age 22 in 1891Census)

BAILEY Charles 1899+

WAILEY Robert 1901+ (age 48 in 1901Census)

HOLLIDAY C 1903+

BAILEY Robert to 7/July/1907

COBBETT John 7/July/21906-07+

CLEAVER Alfred to Nov/1910 Whitstable Times

BURCHETT Edward Nov/1910-11+ (age 57 in 1911Census) Whitstable Times

HALL Frank T 1930-38+

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