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Earliest 1929+

(From old)

White Horse

Closed 1982

Broad Lane


White Horse

Above photo, date unknown, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

White Horse at Finglesham

The above photographs have been taken from the Jazz web site:-

The top photo is circa 1950. The picture of the inn is from the Bill Barnacle collection, being a memento from the landlord as Bill had his reception there the previous year.

White Horse card

Above aluminium card issued June 1951. Sign series 3 number 44.


The White Horse at Finglesham, near Deal, was once a great venue for jazz with the Pete Rose Jazz Band on Friday nights. Unfortunately, shortly after March 1982, the inn burnt down with only the chimney stack remaining.


White Horse at Finglesham

Above aerial photo is of the latter-day White Horse at Finglesham, before the fire that destroyed it circa 1982.

White Horse site at Finglesham 

Above photograph by Paul Skelton 16 May 2009, showing the spot that once occupied the White Horse.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 11 April 1931.

"On" licences.

The Committee confirmed the grant of an "on" wine licence granted by the Justices of the Wingham Division in respect of the "White Horse" beer house Finglesham, Northbourne.

The application was made by Mr. F. A. Daniels.


Dover Express 17 April 1942.


The only business at the Wingham Petty Sessions, at Wingham, on Thursday, was the transfer of the licence of the "White Horse," Finglesham, from Mr. F. Mantle to Mr. Pring.


Dover Express. Friday 15 July 1949.

Judge and house hunting.

"People talk about being turned out into the street, but I make enquiries, and they always seem to find something," said Judge A. F. Clements at Dover County Court on Wednesday, when he granted possession to the owner of a Shepherdswell house tenanted an A. A. Inspector, who claim to have done everything in his power to find other accommodation without success.

"I don't mean it unkindly," said judge Clements, "but I am inclined to think that it is only when an order for possession is made that people do really make very strenuous efforts to find other accommodation."

Mrs. Edith Foster, 58, of the "White Horse Inn," Finglesham, applying for possession of "Waterdean," Westcourt Lane, Shepherdswell, said her husband, who was 72, and in no condition to help with the business and she herself suffered from sciatica and could not manage alone. She had tried to get help, but people made enough working in the fields in the summer without working through the winter.

Henry Pope, and A. A. Inspector for the Thanet area, said he had a wife and two children, and had tenanted the house since 1939, and for the past two and a half years had done everything he could to find alternative accommodation. House Agents simply laughed at him.

Granting possession to Mrs. Foster in a month his Honour said that when the local authorities and the defendants employers were informed that he would have to leave the house they will find him something.

Mr. F. Matter for defendants: I only hope your Honour is right.


Dover Express 09 December 1949.


The East Kent Hunt meets at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Wye College; on Wednesday at Bilsington Priory; and Saturday, Dec. 17th, at Lydden.

West Street Hunt meets at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the "Swingate Inn;" and on Saturday, Dec. 17th, at the "Hare and Hounds," Northbourne.

Ringwould and R.A. Beagles meet at 1.30 p.m. on Saturday at the "Hill House Hotel," Walmer; and on Wednesday at the "White Horse," Finglesham.


Dover Express 24 November 1950.


The Foxhounds meet at 11 a.m. as follows:

25th Nov., Canterbury ("Falstaff")

28th Nov., Sholden.

Ringwould & R. A. Beagles Meets at 1.30 p.m.; Saturday, 25th November, "White Horse," Finglesham;

Saturday, 2nd December, "Green Windows Hotel," St. Margaret's.



WILDEN/WILDIN George 1929+ Dover Express

FOSTER William 1939+ (age 63 in 1939)

MANTLE F Mr to Apr/1942 Dover Express

PRING Mr Apr/1942+ Dover Express

FRENCH Archibald to May/1943+ Dover Express

FOSTER William May/1943+ Dover Express

GREEN Fred 1949-52 Next pub licensee had

GARTON Kathleen 1974+ Library archives 1974 (Northbourne) Fremlins


Library archives 1974Library archives 1974

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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