DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Maidstone, February, 2022.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Thursday, 24 February, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1874-

(Name from)

Greyhound

Closed 2009

77 Wheeler Street / Well Road

Maidstone

Greyhound

Above photo, date unknown.

Greyhound

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.

Greyhound 2014

Above photo pre 2014.

Greyhound sign 1986Greyhound sign 1993

Above sign left, September 1986, sign right, August 1993.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The pub has been demolished and houses built in its position.

 

Greyhound location 2014

Above image from Google 2014, showing the location and new building in the place of the "Greyhound."

Greyhound 2020

Above Google image 2020.

 

Although the pub is no longer here and has been demolished and rebuilt as a private residence or flats, previous to the "Greyhound" the area housed the "Bricklayers" and must have changed some time between 1867 and 1874. At present I do not know whether it was a change of name or new build, but the different house number would suggest a rebuild and renumber.

One time a Mason's tied house, but the brewery was bought out by Shepherd Neame in 1956 and the brewery was subsequently closed and has been demolished in 2009.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

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.

 

Dover Express, Friday 13 November 1908.

MAIDSTONE. MISSING BRIDEGROOM.

Arthur Mason, who went through the marriage ceremony on October 21st with Mrs. Millen, of the "Grehound" public house, Wheeler Street, Maidstone, and who was reported to have been missing three days later, has been found drowned in the Medway. leaving the house on October 24th, he was last seen walking along by the gaol wall, and no one having heard or seen of him since, the matter was reported to the police. On Monday morning his body was taken out of the Medway, about 150 yards below Tovil Bridge.

(It seems that Mrs Millen remarried after the death of her first husband Herbert Edwin Millen. However, I later find that she remarries again this time to James Edwin York in March 1910 and takes on the Millen children as well having a child together. Paul Skelton.)

 

Posting from Facebook page, 3 November 2019.

Mrs. Millen was my late husbands grandmother. I have the post mortem report from the Kent Messenger at the time this happened. It states that Arthur Mason was being stalked by another woman, his mother at the inquest said that he didn't want anything to do with this woman and he had attempted suicide before, apparently according to his mother he was quite a weak man.

Mrs. Millen lost her first husband very young, she had years of tragedy and sadness, she went on to marry a third time to James York and lived happily until her old age.

Karen Millen.

 

Bill and Millie Dodds 1957

Above photo showing licensees Bill & Millie Dodds in 1957, holding newly born Shaun McKenna.

Chris and Roger Davies

Above photo showing licensees Chris and Roger Davies.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GILBERT William Henry 1874+

WICKEN James 1875-90 (age 45 in 1881Census)

RIDDLE James R 1891+ (age 37 in 1891Census)

MILLEN Herbert Edwin 1901-03+ (age 29 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

YORK James Edwin 1911+ (age 41 in 1911)

YORK Alice Maud Mrs 1913-22+

SHARP John 1930+

HODGON Alfred 1938+

DODDS Bill & Millie 1950s-60s

DAVIES Roger & Chris 1990s

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

 

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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