DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Plumstead, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Woodman

Open 2014+

35 Slade

Plumstead Common

Woodman circa 1910

Above postcard, circa 1910.

Woodman and Peoples' Hall

Above photo showing the last Brigade Parade passing the "Peoples' Hall" and the "Woodman" on the right in 1985.

Woodman 2003

Above photo by Bert Hooper, 18 August, 2003, taken from http://www.plumstead-stories.com

Woodman 2010

Above photo, 21 March 2010.

Woodman

Above photo date unknown, 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

HOOD William 1851+ (age 53 in 1851Census)

AMON John Sept/1854+ West Kent Guardian

HOPPERTON Thomas to Nov/1860 Next pub licensee had

KNIGHT John Thomas Nov/1860+

DAY Thomas 1862+

MOORE Alexander 1866-Nov/70

TRIMMER John Nov/1870+

FIELDING Emma Louisa Mrs 1874+

FLETCHER Edgar 1881+ (also Brick Labourer age 41 in 1881Census)

FLETCHER Charlotte Mrs 1882-91+ (widow age 43 in 1891Census)

COOMBES Thosas 1908-19+

HILL Marjorie Mrs 1938+

WADE James Sidney 1944+

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

 

CensusCensus

West Kent GuardianWest Kent Guardian

 

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

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