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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1837-

Artichoke

Closed 2003

Hamptons

Oxon Hoath

West Peckham

Former Artichoke

Above photo, date unknown.

 

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.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 03 October 1837.

ONE GUINEA REWARD.

LOST, In the neighbourhood of CUXTON, on 15th September last. A BLUE mottled POINTER BITCH - answers to the name of JUNO - Whoever will bring the same to MR. W. GOODSIR, "ARTICHOKE INN," WEST PECKHAM, will receive the above REWARD.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Saturday 12 June 1858.

West Peckham suicide.

J. N. Dudley, Esq., on Thursday, 3rd inst., held an inquest at the "Artichoke Inn" concerning the death of Fanny Harding, aged 64 years, who was found drowned in a well, called Holly Bush Well, near Hamptons, the seat of M. D. D. Dallison, Esq. The nephew of deceased, George Hunt, spoke to the strange state of her mind for some time past, and which would seem to have been caused by her having to quit her house. He said that if she had fallen into the well by accident she could have got out. Susan Brigden gave similar testimony, and added that deceased had attempted self-destruction before. Medical testimony having been given as to the cause of death, a verdict was returned that "deceased destroyed herself, being at the time of unsound mind."

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, Friday 11 April 1930.

Hadlow. Dance.

A dance was held at the "Artichoke Inn" on Saturday evening in aid of the funds of the West Peckham Cricket Club, which benefited to the extent of 3 5s. 0d. The 20th century Dance Band provided the music, while Mr. R. Berwick was the M.C.

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 17 November 1933.

HADLOW. ARMISTICE DANCE.

A successful dance, was held at the "Artichoke Inn on Saturday evening, kindly given by Mr. and Mrs. Wood (the proprietors). The proceeds amounted to 2 5s 6d., in aid of the Hadlow Ambulance Fund. Mr. G. Jarvis was M.C.

A cake competition was won by Mrs. Buss.

 

I believe this one closed in 2003 and became a private residence.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GOODSIR William 1837-41+ (age 85 in 1841Census)

JESSUP Ann Mrs 1858+

PULLEY William 1862-71+ (age 84 in 1871Census)

PULLEY Samuel 1874+

HARVEY William 1881+ (age 31 in 1881Census)

Last pub licensee had ASHBY William 1891+ (age 52 in 1891Census)

DRAY Harry 1901+ Next pub licensee had (age 38 in 1901Census)

BROWNING George 1903+

WOOD George 1913-39+ (age 67 in 1939)

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