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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1868-

Pig and Whistle

Closed 2010

Headcorn Road

Grafty Green

Pig and Whistle 1952

Above photo, circa 1952, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Pig and Whistle

Above photo, date unknown. Style and Winch pub.

Pig and Whistle sign 1951Pig and Whistle sign 1987

Above sign left, 1951, sign right March 1987.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The "Pig and Whistle" would appear an unusual name, and may be derived from one of two sources; the Saxon words ‘pigge' and ‘wassail' refer respectively to a milking-pail and the greeting ‘be in health'. But a more likely translation is ‘pige-washael!' the Angel's salutation to the Virgin Mary, which means 'health to the maiden!'

I am informed that the pub closed in 2010.

 

From the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Thursday 10 September 1896.

BEARSTEAD BREWSTER SESSIONS.

The superintendents report.

Superintendent Johnson presented his report on the licensed houses of the division. This showed that during the past year 3 licence holders have been convicted of offences against their licences, viz., Edward Collins, landlord of the "Bull," Lenham Heath; Alfred Walden, landlord of the "Greyhound" beer house, Wychling; and Alfred Roberts, landlord of the "Pig and Whistle," Boughton Malherbe. In the last case the licence had since been transferred. The remaining licensed houses in the division have been generally well conducted.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH Henry 1868+

ROBERTS Amy 1881+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

ROBERTS Alfred 1891+ (age 51 in 1891Census)

FEAKINS Charles G 1901+ (age 36 in 1901Census)

HOMEWOOD Lewis William 1911+ (age 35 in 1911Census)

 

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