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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1858-

Alma

Latest Dec 1909

157 High Street

Chatham

Alma 2014

Above Google image showing the premises of 157 High Street, May 2014.

 

The 1858 directory stated that the premises also contained a Concert Hall.

The premises operated as a Beer House licensed to sell beer and cider on the premises in 1872 and was owned by Edward Winch.

The pub closed for service in December 1909 and has been retail since that date.

 

From the Whitstable Times, 3 September, 1870.

CHATHAM. EXTENSIVE FIRE.

Early on Sunday morning a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Tadman, landlord of the “Alma" beer-house, in High Street. Chatham. The fire was first discovered by P.C. Gates, 51 K.C.C.. who immediately aroused the inmates who escaped by his assistance with much difficulty, and were removed to Mr. Whalebone’s premises opposite, who, in the most generous manner, placed his house at the disposal of the burned out persons. The “Alma” with the adjoining shop, in the occupation of Mr. Sturla, butcher, were completely destroyed, and the house of Mr. Willis, fishmonger, also suffered considerably. The Volunteer Fire Brigade, under Capt. Barnard were very attentive to their duties, and by their judicious action prevented the fire spreading to the adjoining tenements. The whole of the property was insured. Mr. Couchman and Mr. Smith, whose premises adjoin, suffered considerably by the streams of water poured on the burning mass, and the contents of their houses were thereby much injured. The police (both county and from the dockyard), with the military, rendered every assistance, and the fire was subdued in time to prevent any obstruction to the thoroughfare.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HARCUS John 1858+ Next pub licensee had

TADMAN John 1870-73 Licensing Records 1872 (also hairdresser)

PIGGINS Samuel 1873-81

GLADISH Rigden 1881-82

GLADISH Emma 1882

TAYLOR William Edward 1882

WANSTALL James 1883-85

SMITH Edward Charles 1885-88

STUDD William Owen 1888-91

HAYWARD Alice Louisa 1891-1900

HOBART Charles Edwin 1900-02

BAKER Herbert Edward 1902-04

FITCH Edward 1904-06

CLARK William 1906-09

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Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

 

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