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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1959

Tiger Moth

Open 2019+

Highview Drive / Davies Estate

Chatham

01634 861653

https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/tiger-moth/

https://www.whatpub.com/tiger-moth

Tiger Moth 1987

Above photo 1987.

Tiger Moth 2009

Above photo 2009 by Chris Whippet, Creative Commons Licence.

Tiger Moth sign 1964Tiger Moth sign 1964

Above sign 1964.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Tiger Moth sign 1990Tiger Moth sign 1990

Above signs, November 1990.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Tiger Moth sign 2006Tiger Moth sign 2010

Above sign left, 2006, Sign right, 2010.

Above sign 2013.

Tiger Moth 2016

Above photo, 2016.

 

Tiger Moths, small two-man De Havilland bi-planes, were used for training purposes there.

Today (2016) the premises is operating as one of the Flaming Grill chain of pubs.

 

The Sphere, Saturday 25 April 1959.

Opening a pub.

Tiger Moth fly over

 A tiger Moth flying over the "Tiger Moth," the new inn near Rochester airfield which was opened recently. "Tiger Moth" is a new public house close to Rochester airfield. At the opening ceremony on April 14th it's inn sign was unveiled by Colonel R. L. Preston, Secretary of the Royal Aero Club, as he sat in the cockpit of a Tiger Moth. The aircraft had previously been landed on the road near the airfield and then pushed into position at the inn.

Tiger Moth road push

Being pushed along the road beside Rochester airfield, Kent. A Tiger Moth aircraft from which the sign of the new in was later unveiled.

Tiger Moth opening 1959

Colonel R. L. Preston, Secretary General of the Royal Aero Club, takes a drink in a Tiger Moth, having opened a new public house in Kent named after this type of aircraft. After have flown over the pub, Colonel Preston was pushed down the road from the nearby Rochester Airport and unveiled the new sign from the cockpit.

 

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