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Page Updated:- Sunday, 12 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1874

(Name from)

Duchess of Edinburgh

Closed 2011

172 Upper Wickham Lane

Welling

Duchess of Edinburgh

Above postcard, date unknown.

Duchess of Edinburgh 1934

Above postcard, 1934.

Duchess of Edinburgh

Above photo, date unknown.

Duchess of Edingburgh 2011

Above photo 2011 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Duchess of Edinburgh sign 1986

Above sign, July 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Former Duchess of Edinburgh

Above photo circa 2012.

 

I have also seen this addressed as in East Wickham.

Originally known as the "Fighting Cocks" but changed name in 1874 to honour the marriage of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia,

There was a  rebuilding of the pub for the Dartford Brewery Co. Ltd. Dating from 1936-37 and this building still exists.

The pub closed some time in 2011 and is now (2016) operating as another Tesco Express shops.

It is said that Boxing legend Henry Cooper once used to train in a gym situated above the pub.

 

LICENSEE LIST

WREN Mary 1891+ (widow age 65 in 1891Census)

LAUNO George A 1901+ (age 32 in 1901Census)

CAIRNS George A 1901+ (age 22 in 1901Census)

DANIELS John 1903+ Kelly's 1903

COOK James Henry 1913+

KENDALL John Charles 1918-30+

KENDALL John Alfred 1938+

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Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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