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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Woodman

Latest ????

Boxley Road

Boxley

Woodman 1910

Above postcard, date 1910, kindly sent by Mark Jennings.

Woodman 1912.

Above postcard, postmarked 1912. Also in picture on the left is Shilling & Cripps, carpenters.

Woodman 1926

Above photo circa 1926. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

Woodman lease agreement 1953

Above document showing the lease agreement for Mr. Percival William Milbank Sadler on 29th October 1953 when the pub was a Style and Winch house.

 

From and email received, 5 April 2016.

My Great Aunt Lillian and Uncle Frank Gilbert ran the "Woodman" in Boxley from 1930 Lillian Gertrude nee Danes was born in Forge Lane next to the Inn.

Cyclist would stop at the inn and Lillian would sing and play the piano.

Lillian's grandfather was employed by Major Guest and died of mushroom poisoning in September 1887.

Her brother Albert William Danes killed in action 13.10.1915 WW1 and is remembered on the cross outside the church opposite the Inn.

They left the "Woodman" and in 1939 ran the post office, tobacconist, newspaper and sweet shop at Penenden Heath.

Jenny Thorne.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MAY Harriett A 1891+ (also grocer age 60 in 1891Census)

GILES Maria 1901-Jan/07 (widow age 55 in 1901Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

PEARCE Thomas Jan/1907-11+ (age 46 in 1911Census) Kent and Sussex Courier

GILBERT Frank & Lillian 1930+

DAY William 1938+

SADLER Percival William Milbank 29/Oct/1953+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Woodman.shtml

 

CensusCensus

Kent and Sussex CourierKent and Sussex Courier

 

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