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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Tam O'Shanter

Latest 1973+

(Name to)

112 Chatham Hill

Chatham

Tam O'Shanter 1920

Above photo, circa 1920, kindly sent by Alan Doughty.

Tam O'Shanter 1970s

Above photo circa 1970s. By Robert Muttant.

 

The Licensing Records of 1872 stated the premises held a Beer License and was owned by Thomas Wells of Chatham.

In the 1970s, this was said to be one of the best places to see local live music and the jazz sessions that used to appear on Sunday lunch times and any other music being held on Monday nights.

 

South Eastern Gazette 18 October 1859.

COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.

(Before the Rev. G Davies and Captain Savage).

George Holland, belonging to the corps of Royal Engineers was examined on a charge of fraud.

The prisoner, with some of his companions, went to the "Tam O'Shanter" public-house, Chatham-hill, and represented to Mr. Martin, the landlord, that they were employed on the trigonometrical survey, and that the officers had directed them to wait there. They accordingly regaled themselves with bread and cheese and beer, which the prisoner ordered and paid for, after which they went away. In a short time after, however, they returned and had some refreshments, and on the landlady asking them who was to pay, they replied, "Captain Gordon." They continued regaling themselves till after five o'clock, but as no officers made their appearance, they were asked to pay their bill, amounting to 6s.2d.

Prisoner then said he was acting corporal, and gave an IOU for 5s. Ultimately they left without paying anything. Captain Gordon said he knew nothing of the prisoner, and had not authorised him to have the articles.

Committed for trial.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HARRIS William 1851+ (age 66 in 1851Census)

MARTIN William 1858-62+

MARTIN Elizabeth (widow) 1872-74+ Licensing Records 1872

CLOUT Richard 1882-1903+ (age 43 in 1891Census)

NEGUS William 1911-13+ (age 36 in 1911Census)

MIDDLEDITCH George T 1922-30+

PILCHER Arthur L 1934-49 dec'd Chatham News

PILCHER Edith (widow) 1948+

WARRINER James & Edith (remarried) 1951-55+

BETTS Les & Joan 1962-73

http://pubshistory.com/TamOShanter.shtml

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

 

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

CensusCensus

Chatham NewsChatham News

 

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