DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Plumstead, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Brambleberry Arms

Latest ????

120 Vicarage Road

Plumstead

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just Started to map out the pubs that exist or existed in Plumstead, but need local knowledge and photographs, old and current if you have any.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation. Every email is answered and all information referenced to the supplier.

 

From an email received 21 November 2015.

According to my late father-in-law, his sister, Louisa and her husband Jack Darby took over the running of the Bramble Arms in Vicarage Road, Plumstead in the very early 1930's.

As far as I know it was only Mr Hitler's bombs that put a stop to it.

It was a very small pub with only one bar and was not even allowed to sell spirits. During that time Louisa's weight went up to eighteen stone, she said it was caused by the smell of the beer. Jack Darby later committed suicide.

Dave Courts.

 

Information from Tracey Barber tells me that the pub closed after 1968 and has subsequently been pulled down.

 

LICENSEE LIST

NASH James Henry 1874+

GODDEN Henry 1881+ (age 43 in 1881Census)

CLARK Isaac G 1891-1908+ (age 66 in 1891Census)

CLARK Isaac George 1911+ (age 62 in 1911Census)

DARBY John H 1934+

Last pub licensee had BARBER Herbert Benjamin 1944-68 dec'd

BARBER Mrs 1968+

http://pubshistory.com/BrambleburyArms.shtml

 

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

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