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Sort file:- Sheerness, November, 2023.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 29 November, 2023.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1861-

Grapes

Latest 1913+

17 High Street

Blue Town

Sheerness

 

For some reason this was called both the "Grapes" and the "Prince Regent" and was listed as both in the 1851 census. I am not sure whether it changed name from one to the other or just had two names.

I have a feeling though that the "Prince Regent" was also listed as Mile Town, so is indeed a different pub, but with Sheerness having two High Streets, confusion is quite easy.

 

Sheerness Guardian, 26 May, 1860.

POLICE CASES.

Before E. Twopenny, Esq., on Friday May the 18th.

George Taylor, who described himself as a hawker, was charged with obtaining the sum of 2, from a sailor boy named W. H. Smith, belonging to H. M. Ship Wasp, and 5s. from another boy, named John Lee, on the evening of the 16th May, by means of gambling with cards.

From the evidence of the two boys, it appeared that they were together at the "Grapes" public house, on the evening of the 16th inst., when the prisoner and two others entered and commenced betting on three cards which the prisoner produced. After witnessing the game for some time, the two boys were induced to try their hand at betting, and of course they soon lost their money. The magistrates told the prisoner he thought it was a very disgraceful transaction, and sentence him to three months hard labour.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

LOCKYER George 1861+ (also spirit merchant age 28 in 1861Census)

ELLIS James Henry 1899+

NORRIS John 1902+

STUART Frederick 1903+ Kelly's 1903

TIDMARSH Alfred Henry 1913+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Grapes.shtml

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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