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Sort file:- Chatham, May, 2019.

Page Updated:- Friday, 31 May, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1868-

Alexandra Hotel

Open 2014+

53 Railway Street

Chatham

Alexandra Hotel 1905

Above postcard circa 1905.

Alexandra 2009

Above photo 2009 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

Alexandra Hotel 2014

Above photo by Roy Moore, 13 June 2014.

Alexandra Hotel sign 1991Alexandria Hotel sign 2012

Above sign left, October 1991. Sign right, 2012 by Roy Moore.

Thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has referenced a set of documents, that I haven't seen yet, and is part of the Watts Charity MSS, 1579-1972.

Reference is made as follows:-

1864-1885

T33. The "Alexandra" beershop and adjoining smiths shop, Room Lane (otherwise known as Railway Street) (2 docs.)

 

The pub was classed as a Beer House in 1872.

Trustees of Watt's Charity, Rochester (Owner 1872). They also had the license to sell wine, beer and cider on the premises.

In 1890 Jonathan Biggs was the owner.

In 1899 Budden & Biggs Brewery, Strood, Rochester were the owners.

In 1958 Shepherd & Neame Ltd. Faversham, Kent were the owners.

 

Chatham News, Saturday 27 August 1870.

Mr. R. Prall applied for a licence for the "Alexandra," Railway Street, and forcibly put it to the Magistrates that the granting of it would be a great advantage to the public.

Mr. Hayward opposed.

Refused.

 

LICENSEE LIST

ABBOT Alfred 1868-85+ Licensing Records 1872

BRAND Alfred 1885-96+ (age 54 in 1891Census)

BRAND Alfred & BRAND George Curtis 1896+

Last pub licensee had EASTO Flanders Herbert 1896-1901 (age 33 in 1901Census)

ARTHRELL 1901-11

BONNETT Austin 1911-20 (also wine retailer on or off premises)

YOUNG Bruce McLintock 1920-53

YOUNG Emily 1953-58

COULTER Edwin 1958

MARTIN Denis Walter 1958-59

DUBOUX Augustus 1959+

YOUNG Bruce 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/AlexandraHotel.shtml

 

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

CensusCensus

 

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