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Bridge Street


George 1890

Above photo, circa 1890, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

OS map 1896

Above map form the O.S 1896.

George 1921

Above postcard, postmarked 1922, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. George Beer & Co, Star Brewery, Canterbury, Ales & Beer.

George Inn

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin. Showing a walking match in progress.

George 2018

Above photo March 2018 kindly taken and sent by Rory Kehoe.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 2 December 1876.

Wye. Fate of two unpleasant visitors to Wye.

On March last two men named Charles Wilson and Thomas Spilstead (alias Nye), were convicted at the Ashford petty sessions of attempting to pick pockets at Wye Steeplechases, and sentenced to 2 months' hard labour. Spilsted stated at the time that he was a native of Stone, Isle of Oxney. In consequence of photographs forwarded by Superintendent Noakes of Ashford, a man who, under the name of George Wilson, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on October 23rd to 7 years' penal servitude, and another man who, under the name of Walter Smith, was sentence at the same court on November 20th to 5 years' penal servitude, the charge in both cases being the possession of counterfeit coin, were identified as the Charles Wilson and Thomas Spilsted who were convicted here.

It may be remembered that when apprehended on Wye Bridge, Wilson was heard to say "Sling it," upon which Spilsted threw something into the river. On the water being drawn off the next day, 8 counterfeit florins were found. Two other counterfeit florins were found in the till of the "Victoria Inn," Wye, and another counterfeit florin in the till of the "George Inn," Wye, both of which the prisoners have favoured with their custom.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 8 January 1887.

Wye. A Sexton Found Drowned.

The East Kent Coroner (R. M. Mercer, Esq.) held an inquest on Monday at the "George Inn," Wye, on the body of Thomas Linkins, age 38, who was found drowned.

Water Linkins, living at the "Flying Horse Inn," deposed that he was a labourer, and the deceased was his brother. He lived at Bridge Street, Wye and was Sexton of Why church; he was 38 years of age.
Witness last saw him alive at his house on the 24th ult.. Deceased was a sober man.

John Lingyard, ostler at the "Kings Head," stated that he heard that the deceased had robbed the Foresters of 30. Witness last saw him on Friday morning, when he was going towards the church.

Frederick Rains, grazier, deposed that on Friday morning he went to the river with Mr. Honywood and saw the deceased on the bank.

The jury returned a verdict of "Found Drowned."




MULLETT Charles 1882+

FISHER Charles 1891+

KING Joseph 1903+ Kelly's 1903

DADD Edward William 1911-13+ (age 50 in 1911Census)

CARLEY Edwin Robert Mrs 1918+

CARLEY Edwin R 1922+

BROOK William Arthur 1930+

FAIRWEATHER Geoffrey Fras 1938+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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