Sort file:- Sidcup, February, 2022.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 12 February, 2022.


Earliest 1935

(Name from)

White Cross Inn

Open 2020+

146 North Cray Road


020 8300 2590

Renaming of the Red Cross 1935

Above photo 1935 showing the renaming of the pub.

White Cross during WW2

White Cross from between 1939-45.

White Cross 1952

White Cross 1952.

White Cross 1974

Above photo 1974.

White Cross 1992

Above photo July 1992, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

White Cross 2010

Above photo during the snow of November 2010.

White Cross Inn 2012

Above photo 2012.

White Cross sign 1991

Above sign, August 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


Information taken from web site:- 5 December 2015.

In 1935 the "Red Cross Inn" became the "White Cross Inn," as the war office ruled the name "Red Cross" contravened the Geneva Convention. The sign now depicts the White Maltese Cross and the sign of the Knights Hospitallers.

1938 Ada Florence Acton took over the license, she was married to Edward Royal Acton ("Nobby"), Ada was at the "White Cross" through the war years.

Frank Kimber took over from Ada and was born in Lewisham in 1894 and died in the first quarter of 1956, aged 62. He married Annie L Farmer in the third quarter of 1927.

1956 Trevor and Gina Kimber took over the pub.

White Cross locals 1957

Above photo showing locals on 1957.

The same year 1956 Annie L Kimber (nee Farmer born 1898) succeeded her husband and died in the second quarter of 1965.

Barmaids 1960s

Above photo showing barmaids Alice & Loveday in the mid 60s, sitting in the area now covered by the 1980's extension to the pub.

Boxing Day party 1994

Above photo Boxing Day 1989. All these children worked for the pub after 1994. Claire Key (right) left in 2010.

In 1994 Roy and Pauline Kennedy (nee Bowler) took over as licensees.

Mrs Bowler's 87th Birthday

Sept 20th 2010 - Mrs Bowler's 87th Birthday. L-R Pauline Kennedy (nee Bowler) Brenda, Muriel, Mrs Bowler, Julie (Staff), Raquel (Asst Mgr), Louise (ex Staff).


From the By Joe Wright, 20 July 2020.

Police release CCTV after woman left with cracked skull in Sidcup attack near White Cross pub.

A young woman was left with a cracked skull and broken collar bone following an attack.

The 19-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital from North Cray Road, Sidcup, near to the White Cross pub.

Police have now released CCTV footage of a man they want to track down following the assault on Wednesday, May 20.

The man is described as white, tanned, aged in his early 30s, around 6ft 2ins tall, of a large build and with dark brown hair.

He has several tattoos on his upper body and was wearing black shorts.

The incident took place between 8.40pm and 9pm, and police were alerted to the assault in the early hours of the following morning when they attended an address in Dartford.

DC James Steel, from the Met’s South East BCU (Basic Command Unit), said: “We would like to identify and speak to a man and his two associates who are believed to be involved in an assault. The victim was attacked near to the White Cross Pub. I would urge anyone with information to contact police.”

The victim was left at the scene with a broken collar bone and cracked skull.

No arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or tweet @metcc quoting the image reference number 046142.



Last pub licensee had PEPPER John Reginald Hopkins 1930+35+

ACTON Ada Florence 1938-45+

KIMBER Frank after 1845-56 dec'd

KIMBER Trevor (dec'd) & Gina 1956

KIMBER Gina 1956-65+

KENNEDY Roy and Pauline 1994+


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