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Earliest 1851-

Half Way House

Latest ????

(Name to)

Sheppey Way


Half Way House matchbox

Above matchbox, circa 1980, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 25 September 1855.

At the petty sessions on Monday, before the Rev. Dr. Poore and the Rev. G. B. Moore, licences of several innkeeper's in the district of Sittingbourne were renewed.

Sarah Anderson, of the "Halfway House" beer shop, Bobbing, applied for a licence to sell excisable liquors by retail, but was refused. Similar applications were made by Edwin Shrubsole, J. M. Chambers, and Charles Hammond, of Sheerness, and refused.


South Eastern Gazette 02 September 1862.


On Thursday afternoon a hay stack to a field near the "Halfway House," belonging to Mr. Gouge, of Pigeon Farm, was discovered to be on fire. Police-constable Dewstone, who was soon on the spot, found the fire to have been caused by three little boys, named George Long, Richard Seager, and Alfred Fuller, all about five or six years of age, who were at play in the field, when they found some Lucifer matches in the hedge, probably placed there by harvesters, with which they lit a fire in the vicinity of the stack. The eldest boy (Long) admitted that he afterwards made a hole in the stock and inserted some fire, and the whole stack was very speedily in a blaze. The stack, which was entirely consumed, was worth about 50, and was insured.



CHAPMAN Richard 1841+ (age 65 in 1841Census)

ANDERSON Mrs Sarah 1851-58+ (widow age 35 in 1851Census) Melville's 1858

CHAPMAN William 1861-71+ (age 69 in 1871Census)

CHAPMAN George 1874-82+ (age 46 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1874Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1882

ATKINS Albert 1903+ Kelly's 1903

BRUNGER Charles 1911-28+ (age 50 in 1911Census) Post Office Directory 1913

WHIBLEY John 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938

BAKER Cyril Robert 1952-57+

Last pub licensee had PAGE Mick 1974 Next pub licensee had

LUKE Harry & Sheila 1980+


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938



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