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Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 November, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1837-

Bricklayer's Arms

Latest 1837+

 

Willesborough

 

I have only found the one instance of this pub being mentioned to date, and that can be viewed from the Dover Telegraph account in 1837, shown below.

 

From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 11 February, 1837.

FATAL OCCURRENCE

On Tuesday, Mr. J. back, a butcher at Hythe, was proceeding on foot to Ashford market with another person, and when near Lackton Green Turnpike, they were overtaken by a man named Ayerst, on horseback, who entered into conversation with them, and they all proceeded on in company, when Back challenged Ayerst to run a race to the “Bricklayer's Arms” at Willesborough, he (Back) on foot, and Ayerst to ride his horse first trotting it half round – they accordingly started in the manner proposed and back took the lead for some distance, but Ayerst soon rapidly gained upon him, and finding from the speed of the horse he could not avoid a contact, cried out to Back to take care, but before he could get out of the way, the shoulder of the horse struck his back and knocked him down, which killed him on the spot.

An inquest was held on the body on Wednesday, before Mr. Delasaux, the Coroner, when the above facts having been given in evidence, the Jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death,” levying a deodand of 20s. on the horse.

 

This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

As such I have found a picture of the pub, but to date have no other information. 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.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JARVIS Thomas 1911+ (also bricklayer age 55 in 1911Census)

 

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