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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Wheeler's Arms

Closed ????

1-3 Perry Street

Maidstone

Wheeler's Arms

Above photo showing the former Wheeler's Arms, date of closure unknown.

 

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 the brewery demolished.

 

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.

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 8 July 1892.

Theft by a Maidstone publican.

George Thomas Jones, landlord of the "Wheelers Arms," Maidstone, was charged with stealing two pairs of reins, valued at 10s. the property of Samuel Fuller, at East Sutton.

Mr. Ellis defended.

Samuel Fuller, living at East Sutton with his father, the landlord of the "Prince of Wales," deposed that he missed the reigns on the 10th of June from the stable. Defendant had been at work there.

I.C. Joy deposed that he searched the defendant's stables, and caught him trying to conceal the reigns by trying to cover them up with straw. He first said he purchased them at Chatham, but afterwards said he threw them up into his van by mistake, and then endeavoured to bribe witness.

Mr. Ellis contended, in defence, that defendant had thrown the reigns into his cart in a mistake.

Defendant was fined 5, in default 2 month's hard labour.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GROVER George 1874-82+ (age 42 in 1881Census)

HORSECROFT William 1891+

JONES George Thomas 1892+

HORTON Peter 1903-22+ (age 62 in 1911Census)

PANTONY Harry 1930+

GILHAM Leslie F 1938+

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