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Sort file:- Tonbridge, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

George and Dragon

Latest 2020+

17 Shipbourne Road / Cage Green

Tonbridge

01732 355194

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George and Dragon 2009

Above photo, 2009, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

George and Dragon sign 1980s

Above sign 1980s.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

George and Dragon matchbox

Above matchbox, circa 1980s, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

 

From the Maidstone Telegraph and West Kent Messenger, 18 December 1869.

Tunbridge Intelligence. PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY.

Before Sir David Salomons (in the chair), Major Scoones, C. Powell, Esq, and A. Powell, Esq.

TRANSFER OF LICENSES.

Mr Henry Wells, landlord of the “George and Dragon Inn,” Cage Green, applied for the license of the house to be transferred to his son John Wells.

Supt. Dance, in answer to the Bench, said Mr John Wells was a very respectable young man, and his father kept the inn for many years.

The proper service of the notices having been proved, the transfer was granted.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 11 February, 1880.

LICENSING BUSINESS.

Temporary authority was granted to Mr. Charles Jones to carry on the business of the “George and Dragon Inn,” Tonbridge, until next transfer day.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 18 May 1962.

Landlord Going.

Mr. Harry Howe, landlord of the "George and Dragon," Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge for the past 22 years, is planning to leave after his daughter's wedding in August.

At 27, Mr. Howe was the youngest landlord in Tonbridge when he arrived at the "George and Dragon" in September, 1939, with his wife, Dee.

He had hardly begun his new life when he went away to the war, serving 5 1/2 years with the R.A.S.C. in India, Persia and the the Italian campaign. While in Persia he contracted malaria, from which he still suffers.

After the war Mr. Howe, a former rugby player, helped the Old Juddian R.F.C., to survive and prosper by providing the club with headquarters at the pub and hot showers in a building at the back.

Mr. and Mrs. Howe will remain in Tonbridge where "we have made an awful lot of good friends." They have bought a house in nearby Portland Park, and Mr. Howe will become a newsagent in Sevenoaks.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH John 1828-40+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

WELLS Henry 1858-Dec/69

WELLS John Dec/1869-74+

JONES Charles Feb/1880-91+ (age 26 in 1881Census)

HARRIS Ernest William 1903+ Kelly's 1903

STREEK William 1913-38+

HOWE Harry Sept/1939-62

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Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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