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Earliest 1828-

Ordnance Arms

Latest ????

376 (364) High Street (St Margaret's Bank 1847)

Rochester

 

The sign of the "Ordnance Arms" in 1987 bore the emblem of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, as they were once stationed at Chatham.

 

From the Whitstable Times, 27 September, 1902.

ROCHESTER. KILLED BY POISONOUS FUMES.

An inquest was held at the “Ordnance Arms,” Rochester, on Saturday, on the body of John Jarrett, aged 32, living at Salt Lane, Cliffe, who died in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, on Thursday, through inhaling poisonous fumes while at his work.

Deceased was employed by Meesrs. Curtis, Harvey, and Co., Limited, at the Explosives Factory, Cliffe-at-Hoo. He was engaged mainly in the Separating House, in which the refuse acids are received. In a pipe which leads from the Nitrating House to the Secondary House there it a cock, and this should always he closed in the morning before a charge is received. Deceased seems not to have closed this on Thursday, with the result that some of the refuse acids came out. In wiping them up deceased inhaled the fumes given off, and was rendered unconscious. After an inquiry extending over four hours the jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SCRIMES William 1824+

BALDOCK/BALDOUK William James 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MOORE A C 1847+

KENNARD John 1858+

JEFFREYS Charles Thomas 1870-74+

Last pub licensee had LANGFORD William 1881-82+ (age 50 in 1881Census)

WILLIAMSON Charles J 1891+

PRENTIS Edward W 1903+

GILES Joseph 1911-13+

PELLEGRINI Leopold Leonard 1918-38+

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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

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