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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

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Rising Sun

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Shoreham

Above postcard, circa 1930s. Kindly supplied by Rory Kehoe.

Rising Sun 1937

Above photo circa 1937, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Rising Sun 1952

Above photo, circa 1952, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Rising Sun painting 1967

Above painting by John Beckett, 1967.

Rising Sun drawing

Above drawing, date unknown, by John Baroque.

 

The building gained a Grade 2 listing on 16 January 1975.

 

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Wednesday 11 December 1957.

THE WHITE SWAN AND THE RISING SUN.

A couple of years ago, a cygnet was orphaned by a fox at Shoreham, in Kent. The villagers nurtured him and in due course conveyed him to the nearby River Darent. There he made a home, but the easy luxury of hand-fed life in Shoreham sticks in his mind, so that three times a day he waddles up to the "Rising Sun", rattles the door handle (sometimes he even opens the door himself), and applies for whatever he fancies. He is a very regular customer, and a cunning one, too.

ARE THEY OPEN YET?

Charlie the Swan, having emerged from his River Darent, surroundings, goes flat-footedly up the road to the door of the "Rising Sun." It is his mid-day visit.

Swan at Rosing Sun 1957

WILL IT TURN?

Sometimes he manages it, sometimes he doesn't. But the gerflummery and noise brings someone to the door on those days when the handle is reluctant to oblige - and it makes no difference if it happens to be out of hours.

Swan at Rosing Sun 1957

PINT PLEASE!

Regular customers are not surprised by the arrival of Charlie; and the landlord Frank Coon, understands how to translate a pint into appropriate nourishment.

Swan at Rosing Sun 1957

 

LICENSEE LIST

EVANS John 1891+ (age 48 in 1891Census)

PLANE Elizabeth Jane to May/1924 Kent and Sussex Courier

FEARN Vincent M May 1924+ Kent and Sussex Courier

COON Frank 1957+

 

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