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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1890-

(Name from)

Wheatsheaf

Latest 1909-

19 Pound Lane

Canterbury

Wheatsheah 1909

Above photo, 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Wheatsheaf 1909

Above photo, 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Wheatsheaf 1909

Above photo, 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Wheatsheaf 1909

Above photo, circa 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Wheatsheaf 2009

Above Google image, March 2009.

 

I have so far found just one mention of this pub, and that from a passage from the Whitstable Times, 6 January 1900, where it is stated that he was a principle creditor to bankrupt Alfred James Stevens of the "Avenue Inn." It states "James Stevens, the “Wheatsheaf,” Pound Lane, Canterbury, 100."

I assume they were related.

Further information from Tanya McShee tells me that Alfred James Stevens was born in Dorney, Bucks. His mother was Rebecca A'Bear. He was born November 1833 and died whilst living at the "Wheatsheaf" in Pound Lane 1st January 1900. Her Great Grandfather Albert Edward Stevens and his new wife, Francis, known as Fanny, took over.

 

Albert Edward Stevens and Francis 1900

 Above is a photo of Albert Edward Stevens and Francis (Fanny) on their wedding day June 1900. Kindly sent by Tanya McShee.

 

Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, 22 January 1898.

Willing to sign the pledge.

Matthew Hughes was summoned for refusing to quit the "Wheatsheaf," Pound Lane, on the 10th inst.

It appeared that defendant two or three times refused to leave the house, and that on the landlord remonstrating with him he kicked him and struck him two or three blows in the face.

Mr Gibson, of Sittingbourne, who appeared for defendant, said that he was willing to take the pledge, and the bench find him 2s. 6d. and 10s 6d. costs or 7 Days hard labour.

 

LICENSEE LIST

Last pub licensee had STEVENS Alfred James Sept/1899-1/Jan/1900 dec'd

STEVENS Albert Edbert 1901+ (age 23 in 1901Census)

STEVENS James 1903+ Kelly's 1903

STANNARD G 1903+ ?

 

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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