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Sort file:- Sheerness, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1867

Sea View Hotel

Latest 2001+

Broadway

Sheerness

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

Sea View Hotel 1934

Above postcard 1934, kindly sent from Mike Gunnill.

The postcard was commissioned by the then owner Leonard Melville Paul Joskey 1890-1968 in 1934 to mark a major refurbishment of the hotel. The well known German writer Uwe Johnson used the Saloon Bar bar. Which in his day 1974-1984 hadn’t changed very much for these images.

Sea View Hotel 1960s

Above photo 1960s, kindly sent by Andrew Bailey.

Seaview Hotel

Above photo by Ann Fowler date unknown, care of Trevor Edward site https://pbase.com

Sea View Hotel 2001

Above photo, 27 December 2001, kindly taken and sent by Trevor Edwards.

Sea View Hotel

Above photo taken just before demolition, care of Trevor Edwards site https://pbase.com

Seaview Hotel 2007

Above photo December 2007, care of Trevor Edwards site https://pbase.com

Seaview Hotel

Above photo December 2007, care of Trevor Edwards site https://pbase.com

Seaview Hotel sign 1981Seaview Hotel sign 1991

Above sign left, August 1981, sign right, April 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 21 September 1867. Price 1d.

ANNUAL LICENSING DAY

The following applications for new licenses were heard:—  Wm. McKee. “Sea View Tavern," Sheerness; the application was granted.

 

The better off artists performing in the town's theatres used to stay here before WW2.

Beat group the Rebounds used to run the Rebounds Dance Club at the "Sea View Hotel" in 1962. Dances were held upstairs every Sunday evening and included other bands such as the Blackstars, the Cavaliers, Chaos and Co, the Cloverleaves, Count Zeppelin and the Bombers, the Cygnets, the Pathfinders, to name but a few, the most popular being the Discoteks, and also R & B for the Lower Third Contact, including the man who became David Bowie.

The premises was certainly open for business in 2001, but since has been closed, demolished and by 2011 had been replaced by a block of flats called Windmill Court.

 

Sea View Hotel location 2011

Above photo taken and sent by Trevor Edwards, 3 August 2011. The base of the windmill still being seen to the right of the picture.

 

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.

 

LICENSEE LIST

McKEE William Sept/1867-82+ (age 57 in 1881Census) Whitstable TimesCanterbury Journal

McKEE McKee & Son 1891-1902 (wine merchants)

JOSKEY Leonard Meville Paul 1934-38+

PARK Ted & Lil 1960s

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

 

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald

Canterbury JournalCanterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette

CensusCensus

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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