DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1865-

Beehive

Latest 2006

365 Footscray Road (Pope Street 1866)

New Eltham

Beehive 1904

Above photo, circa 1904, kindly sent by Matthew Minch.

Beehive

Above photo, date unknown.

Beehive

Above photo, date unknown.

Beehive 2006

Above photo, 2006.

 

The Pub we see today (2017) was rebuilt in 1897 and replaced an older one on the same site. When built it incorporated a pleasure ground at the rear where travelling fairs were sometimes staged.

 

Project 2014 has been started to try and identify all the pubs that are and have ever been open in Kent. I have just added this pub to that list but your help is definitely needed regarding it's history.

As the information is found or sent to me, including photographs, it will be shown here.

Thanks for your co-operation.

 

Kentish Independent, 09 September 1865.

Henry Knight horsebreaker, of 19, Llanover Road, Plumstead, surrendered to answer a charge of having in his possession a beer bottle belonging to Mr. Todman of the "Beehive," Eltham.

No one, however, appeared to prosecute and the prisoner was discharged.

 

LICENSEE LIST

TODMAN Mr 1865+ Kentish Independent

FAIRCHILD George Emberson Aug/1866+

STEVENS Mary Ann Mrs 1874+ (Pope Street)

STIFF James Stone 1882-91+

RIVES Philip Arthur 1896+

NEWTON George Birkett 1901+ (age 43 in 1901Census)

CRISP Alfred 1904+

HOLLAND Walter 1911-19+ (age 45 in 1911Census)

Last pub licensee had CHOPPIN Mason Henry 1926-44+

CHOPPIN Bob (son) to 1973

http://pubshistory.com/BeeHive.shtml

 

CensusCensus

Kentish IndependentKentish Independent

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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