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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1960s-

Chantry Social Club

Latest 2014

Lower Chantry Lane

Canterbury

Chantry Social Club

Above photo from Google maps, March 2009.

 

From an email received 1 August 2014.

This Club is/was on Lower Chantry Lane next to the Red Cross Centre. I have Gooogled it and it is still listed though I cannot see a sign anywhere on the street view but it still looks like a clubbish building and garden area.

My Father and Uncle would go there occasionally in the 60s and 70s, especially if there was a well known personality from the world of darts. On several occasions a top player was invited to give an exhibition and Dad and Uncle George would invariable ‘take them on', as would countless others. Uncle George (Travers) once came within a whisker of beating the World Champion, Leighton Rees (according to Uncle George).

Dad was a player of some renown in East Kent darting circles and I have attached a picture of him, Ivor (Derby) Eaton, taken in The Chantry in the mid sixties, being presented with a very attractive table as the winner of an invitation singles competition.

Ivor Eaton

All the best,

Stuart Eaton.

 

I am informed that the club closed in 2014 and has been demolished.

 

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