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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

17 Mar 1937

Ordinary Fellow

Closed 2009

106 Palmerstone Road

Chatham

https://whatpub.com/ordinary-fellow

Ordinary Fellows

Above photo, date unknown.

Ordinary Fellow outing 1938

Above photo showing probably an outing, circa 1938.

Ordinary Fellow locals

Above photo, date unknown, showing locals Pat & Roy Harris at table, and Frank Brunt back row, third from right.

Ordinary Fellow sign 1995

Above sign, June 1995.

Thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette 08 March 1937.

LINK WITH LATE KING.

"THE ORDINARY FELLOW" AS NAME FOR PUBLIC-HOUSE.

A new licensed house at Palmerston Road, Chatham, transferred from the "Brown Jug" last year, is to be named the "Ordinary Fellow" as a link with the reign of King George V.

At the Licensing Sessions at Chatham to-day Mr. T. Brachner, solicitor, announced that the new premises were now complete and he asked permission to open on March 17.

Mr. Bracher added that it was proposed to change the name of the "Brown Jug."

The new premises had been built during the last month of the reign of King George V and the brewers had thought of something appropriate to his last days.

In a broadcast the Archbishop of Canterbury had referred to an occasion on which King George had described himself "just an ordinary fellow," and the brewers suggested that the name of the new house should be the "Ordinary Fellow."

The magistrates agreed.

 

 

The "Ordinary Fellow" recalls George V's amazement at his subjects' passionate display of loyalty during the Jubilee celebrations of 1935: ‘For after all, I am but an ordinary fellow,' was his comment.

Michael Mirams informs me that the pub closed in 2009 and is now residential.

 

Ordinary Fellow 2009+

Above photo 2009+ by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PHILO G M 1938+

http://pubshistory.com/OrdinaryFellows.shtml

http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/ordinaryfellow.html

 

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