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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1858+

(Name from)

Railway Inn

Latest 1964

Hampsted

Yalding

Opposite the lock and next to the mill was the "Railway Inn," shown above during flood time, date unknown, that closed in about 1964. It had previously been called the "Waterman's Arms" before the railway came. Kindly sent by Tony Kremer.

Railway Inn Hop Pickers

Above postcard, date unknown showing when it was used as a stop-off point for travellers, and especially hop-pickers. Kindly sent by Tony Kremer.

 

The pub was renamed from the "Watermans' Arms," date of change as yet unknown.

 

Local News on this day 6th December 1859.

At Yalding on the evening of Saturday 3rd December, a party of men, labourers and others left the "Railway Inn" at a somewhat late hour, including a bargeman Robert Allington, proceeding to Yalding. Robert Allingham, however did not reach his home, and enquires were made for him, that night and the following day, but without success. On Monday, the river Medway was dragged and his body found. The Coroner J.N. Dudlow declined to hold an inquest.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SIMMONS Nicholas 1862+

BASEDEN George 1871 (age 39 in 1871Census)

ALLINGHAM William 1874-82+ (age 64 in 1881Census)

BOLTON Philip 1891

DAVIS David Sands 1891-1901+ (widow age 76 in 1901Census)

DAVIS John 1903+

CARLTON George 1913+

BRADFORD James John 1918-22+

GINGELL George H 1930+

CHARD Arthur Frederick E 1938+

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