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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1859-

Hop Planters Arms

Latest 1870+

91 Week Street

Maidstone

 

This one has been identified as being in Week Street in 1859, but was described as being an "Eating House" so I am not sure whether it ever gained a drinks license.

The Post Office directory identified this as being a beer retailer.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle 15 October 1859.

MAIDSTONE. A POT ROBBERY.

One day last week three men were at the "Hop-planters' Arms," an eating-house in Week-street, at the time that two plum puddings were boiling over the fire. The cook was dismayed on going to the pot shortly after they had left, and finding that her puddings had vanished, the men having walked off with them unperceived.

 

Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 27th October 1860.

Maidstone Petty Sessions.

Two lads name James Smyth and Charles Watlers were charged with breaking a window at the "Hot Planters Arms," Week Street, and stealing a tart, value 6d.

The Superintendence said the landlord, Mr. Offen, did not wish to press the case. He, therefore, and no evidence and the prisoners were accordingly discharged.

 

Kentish Gazette, 8 March, 1870.

BOROUGH QUARTER SESSIONS.

Conviction Of Pickpockets.

The Lent Sessions for this Borough wore held at the Town Hall on Saturday before R. H. B. Marsham, Esq., Recorder. The following Magistrates also appeared on the Bench:— The Mayor (W. Haynes Esq.), C. Arkcoll, H. Argles, D. S. White, J. Clifford, C. Ellis, and G. Edmett, Esqrs. Mr. J. B. Lovett was foreman of the grand jury.

Thomas and Henry Phillips, two young men travelling with Birmingham jewellery were indicted for stealing a purse containing 12 and 3 worth of postage stamps from the person of Elizabeth Cooper, at the “Hop Planters’ Arms,” Week Street on the 25th Feb.

Mr J. F. Smith, prosecuted.

As the prisoners were leaving the “Hop Planters’ Arms” on the morning of the 8th Feb., they pressed against prosecutrix in the passage, and immediately they were gone she missed her purse. Prisoners were apprehended the same day and when searched at the station house a quantity of postage stamps were found concealed about their clothes, and also money which corresponded with what had been lost.

The offence was denied and prisoners said the stamps had been sent them by post.

Guilty: six months' hard labour each.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

OFFEN Mr 1860+

OFFEN Harriet 1867+ Post Office Directory 1867

 

Post Office Directory 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

 

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