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Sort file:- Chatham, April, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 05 April, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1856-

Big Drum

Latest 1859+

Fair Row, Brook

Chatham

 

Only one instance of this beer shop found to date.

 

From the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, 2 December, 1856.

INFORMATION AGAINST PUBLICANS.

The following publicans and beershop-keepers were convicted of having their houses open after hours of closing, on the night of Saturday, the 15th inst. The cases were proved by Superintendent-constable Everist and Constables Bridges and Hulse.

William Mattherne, "Big Drum, beershop, Fair Row, Brook, Chatham.

Fined 20s., and 20s. costs.

The penalties were paid.

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 23 August 1859.

Henry John Richmond, who keeps the "Big Drum" beerhouse, Fair Row, Chatham, was charged with having kept his house open for the sale of beer after 11 o'clock at night. Mr. Stephenson appeared for the defence.

Police constable 187 said he visited the defendant's house about 20 minutes after 11 on the 9th of the 29th of July last. The front door was open, and on witness going in his saw the defendant drawing beer, which the waiter took into the concert room. Witness then went into the concert room, and found about 100 men and women there. There were several pots and glasses about, and the people were drinking, the concert at the same time going on. In about 20-minutes after he visited the house again, in company with another police constable, and found the concert room still full. The house was not cleared till 12 o'clock.

Mr. Stephenson said he was prepared to show that this beer was for the performers, who were lodgers.

Mr. Furrell said, according to the Act, no travellers or even lodger must drink beer after 11 o'clock.

Superintendent Everest said he had only one complaint against the defendant before, and that was for having his house open after 11 on the occasion of an annual benefit.

Fined 20s. and costs.

 

Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 7th July 1860.

Georgians Blackley, for stealing on the 7th April several articles of wearing apparel from the "Big Drum" at Chatham, the property of Mrs. Jackson.

Nine months' hard labour.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

MATTHERNE William 1856+

RICHMOND Henry John 1859+

 

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