Sort file:- Plumstead, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 July, 2020.


Earliest ????

United Services

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80 Plumstead Road


United Services 1941

Above photo, 1941.


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.


Kentish Independent, 09 September 1865.


Mr. Frederick Collins, landlord of the "United Service," beershop, Plumstead Road, was summoned for having his house open for the sale of beer after 11 o’clock at night.

Police Sergeant Wright said that at a quarter to 1 on Tuesday morning he saw some men standing near defendant's house, and knocked at the door. On being admitted he found two persons in front of the bar, and the landlord with half a gallon can containing malt liquor. He asked him why he had customers at that hour, and he replied that they were friends whom he had to supper and in explanation of the can, said that he had brought it from the cellar.

Defendant said he closed the house at 10 minutes to 11, and the two friends of his had stopped to supper, keeping him company, while he was white washing the bar. The can contained some ale which he had drawn from an almost empty barrel, and which he was about to take down into the cellar. He did not sell a glass of beer after 11.

Mr Thomas Heath, a tradesman in the neighbourhood, was called by defendant and said that he went into the house before 11 for his supper beer. He talked with Mrs. Collins until after 11 o’clock, when, defendant who was white washing, asked him not to go out just then as it might get him into trouble. Witness wanted to get home, but, to oblige defendant, remained lo supper.

Mr. Traill said this evidence established the defendant's culpability, shewing that he knew he was breaking the law. As however there had been no previous complaints against him be would only be ordered to pay the costs 2s.



WRIGHT George 1874+

VINCENT Alfred 1881-91+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

WORDLEY William George 1908-11+ (age 46 in 1911Census)

DIXON Seth 1921+

HARVEY ???? 1931-34

SELVES W 1935-44

BISHOPP E E 1945-48

DANSIE H K 1949-53

RHODES W A 1954-55


GREEN L N 1957-60

WEBBER S H 1961-62

SCOTT E S June/1962+

HUSSEY D J 1963-66

ALLEN J June/1966+




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