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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1911-

Pear Tree Inn

Latest 1932-

 

Hadlow

 

Kent & Sussex Courier 14 June 1912.

A SUNDAY MORNING DRINK.

James May and George Goodsell of Hadlow, were summoned for unlawfully and falsely representing themselves to be travellers, and buying intoxicating Iiquors at the "Pear Tree Inn," Hadlow, during closing hours.

Only May appeared in answer to the summons.

John Law, licensee of the "Pear Tree Inn," said that both defendants called at the house about 11 am. on Sunday, and called for a drink. Goodsell said they had both come from Tonbridge that morning, and so they were served. Being a comparative stranger in the place he did not know the inhabitants of the locality very well.

P.S. Marsh said he saw the defendants leave the "Pear Tree" on Sunday morning, and ascertained from the licensee that they had been served with a pint of beer. He overtook the men, and in reply to his enquiries as to where they had slept the previous night they said: "At the Lodging house Hadlow."

Defendants were each ordered to pay a fine of 2s. 6d., with 5s. 6d. costs.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier 06 February 1914.

TONBRIDGE BREWSTER SESSIONS. SIX LICENCES HELD UP.

The Chairman said that all the licenses would be renewed, with the exception of the following, which would be adjourned for further consideration:- "Pear Tree Inn," ....

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 6 March, 1914.

TONBRIDGE BREWSTER SESSIONS.

THE ADJOURNED MEETING.

THREE HOUSES REFERRED.

The adjourned meeting of the Tonbridge Brewster Sessions was held on Tuesday morning, when the Magistrates present were: Mr. C. W Powell (in the chair), Colonel Stanley Williams, and Mr. W. Baldwin.

THE PEAR TREE.

Mr. Trapnell (barrister-at-law) formally applied for the renewal of the license of the "Pear Tree," Hadlow.

P.S. Marsh said there were four "full," ten "on," and one "off" licences in the district. There were two houses within three-quarters of a mile of the "Pear Tree," which was an "on" license. The licensee, Frederick Austin, was a farm labourer. There were only nine inhabited houses within a half-mile radius. He should think the house only did a barrel a week. There was seldom a customer in the daytime.

Frederick Austin, the tenant, said the average trade was about a barrel a week. There was a good trade during the hopping season. He paid a nominal rent of 4s. a year. His profit was about 14 a year.

The Chairman said the Bench had decided to refer the "Pear Tree" to Quarter Sessions.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier 06 May 1932.

DEATH OF MRS. J. STRIPP.

The funeral took place at Hadlow Cemetery of Mrs. Jane Stripp, whom died at Pembury Infirmary. Mrs. Stripp, who was over 80 years of age, was the wife of the late coachman to Mr. W. Goldings, of Leavers, Hadlow. Mr. Stripp was also the occupier of the "Pear Tree Inn" at Hadlow Common, which is now closed.

Afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Stripp lived in Ashes-lane, Hadlow, until the death of the former. The funeral was conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S. H. Monypenny.

 

LICENSEE LIST

STRIPP George 1911+ (age 72 in 1911Census)

LAW John 1912+ Kent and Sussex Courier

 

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