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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1832-

Chequers

Latest ????

(Name to)

34 Eltham High Street

Eltham

Chequers

Above photo, date unknown, kindly supplied by Peter Moynihan. The photo shows the pub on the left and directly opposite to that was the Eltham Brewery.

Chequers

Above photo, date unknown.

Chequers

Above postcard, date unknown, kindly sent by Matt Minch.

 

The only reference I have found so far for this pub is in the Pigot's Directory of 1832. I am informed that the original pub was rebuilt in 1904 and set back across the pavement. The milestone remains in place still today (2018).

 

South Eastern Gazette 30 September 1851.

ELTHAM. SUICIDE OF A SPORTING MAN.

An inquest was held on Saturday, before C. J. Carttar, Esq., at the "Chequers Inn," Eltham, touching the death of J. Styles, late and for many years the landlord of that inn. It was proved that he was found hanging in an outhouse, with a cord tied round his neck. He had been in a desponding way lately, and it is understood that his affairs have been in an unsatisfactory state for some time past.

A verdict of "Temporary insanity" was returned.

 

I am informed in 2016 that the pub is now operating as the "Draughts."

 

LICENSEE LIST

EVEREST Arabella 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

STYLES James 1840-Sept/1851 (suicide) (age 40 in 1841Census) Kentish Gazette

STYLES Mary Ann 1858-66+ (widow age 58 in 1861Census)

STYLES James jun Aug/1866-82+ (age 42 in 1871Census)

BLACKMORE John W 1896+

FOWNES Ernest 1904+

THOMPSON Charles William 1905+

TATE Albert 1908-11+

THOMPSON Charles William 1919+

FOX John 1938-44+

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Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette

CensusCensus

 

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