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Page Updated Canterbury:- Friday, 31 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1891-

(Name from)

Blacksmith's Arms

Latest 1901+

12 Northgate Street

Canterbury

Northgate car park 2014

Above Google image, June 2014 showing what I believe to be the rough location of the Blacksmith's Arms. Probably around about the entrance to the car park.

 

The name of the pub was mentioned in a "Poem of Canterbury", that was written around 1885.

The notes attached to that document also state that the pub used to be called the "British Flag" till about 1878. I have traced it under this name till 1882.

I am informed that it used to face the Jesus Hospital.

 

LICENSEE LIST

Last pub licensee had WATSON William 1881+

WANSTALL Witherden V 1891+ (also blacksmith age 49 in 1891Census)

GODDARG Rachel 1901+ (widow age 57 in 1901Census)

 

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