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Sort file:- Gillingham, June, 2022.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Prince Albert

2004-

(Name to)

80 High Street/Skinner Street

Gillingham (New Brompton pre 1906)

Prince Albert 1902

Above photo 1902.

Prince Albert 1904

Above postcard, circa 1904, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Prince Albert 1905

Above postcard 1905.

Prince Albert 1908

Above postcard, date 1908, kindly sent by Mark Jennings.

Prince Albert 1910

Above photo 1910.

Prince Albert 1926

Above photo, 1926, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Prince Albert 1950

Above photo 1950, from www.Flickr.com by Ben Levick.

 

In the 1850's thousands of men came to work in Chatham Dockyard. Brompton was just outside of the Main Gate and was where the dockyard officers lived. Houses had to be built for this influx of dockyard mateys so New Brompton was created about one mile to the west of Brompton and Brompton was renamed Old Brompton. At the time Gillingham was a village on the banks of the River Medway. Eventually New Brompton grew and subsumed Gillingham and in 1906 the whole area was renamed Gillingham. Therefore Gillingham should really be New Brompton/Gillingham.

The pub closed in the mid 2000s for a few years and opened up again as the "Edge."

 

Belfast News-Letter, Friday 31 August 1917.

Betting prosecution at Chatham.

At Chatham yesterday Frederick William Knight, of the "Prince Albert" Public House, Gillingham, was fined 100 for permitting betting on his premises, and a commissioned agent and book maker named Frank Comerford, with a previous conviction against him, was fined 2 for using the premises for betting purposes. Four men who were arrested for being on the premises were discharged and warned not to have little flutters.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH George 1871+ (age 54 in 1871Census)

HILLS William 1874-82+ (age 54 in 1881Census)

MORGAN Emily Mrs 1903-13+ Kelly's 1903

BARNES J 1918+

KNIGHT Frederick W 1922-30+

KNIGHT Frederick John 1938+

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

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/princealbert.html

 

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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