DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Plumstead, August, 2020.

Page Updated:- Friday, 07 August, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Ship Inn

Open 2020+

205 Plumstead Common Road

Plumstead

020 8854 7917

https://whatpub.com/ship

Ship

Above photo, date unknown, showing the original pub.

Ship rebuilt 1931

Above postcard, rebuilt 1931.

Ship 2006

Above photo 2006 by Dave Patten Creative Commons Licence.

Ship 2016

Above photo 25 September 2016, by kind permission Chris Mansfield. http://www.chrismansfieldphotos.com/

 

This is one of the pubs in the area that is known as the "Five Idlers."

The poem that goes with the story is as follows:-

The Star which doesn't shine in the sky,

The Woodman who doesn't cut down trees,

The Ship that cannot sail the seas,

The Mill which doesn't grind corn,

And Who'd a Thought it!

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

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

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SMITH Winn 1874-91+ (age 52 in 1881Census)

FOLKES Harry Silas 1911+ (age 55 in 1911Census)

???? 1971+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/ShipInn.shtml

 

CensusCensus

 

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

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