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Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, August, 2019.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 20 August, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Clarendon Hotel

Latest 1923+

Mount Pleasant Road

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Clarendon Hotel 1910

Above photo, from Peltons Guide 1910. http://roughwood.net

 

From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 21 October, 1874.

Publicans' Extensions.

On the application of Mr. W. C. Cripps, the Bench granted an extra hour (till 12 o'clock), to Mr. McDonald, of the "Clarence Hotel," on the evening of the 27th inst., the occasion of the Annual Druids Supper,

 

Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 31 August 1923.

BOXER CHARGED WITH DRUNKENNESS.

George Pearson, boxer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Golding Street on August 24th.

Defendant pleaded guilty.

P.C. Sly gave evidence of the prisoner acting in a troublesome manner, and when told to desist he refused to do so. Pearson was then taken into custody.

The Chief constable (Captain S. A, Hector) stated that the prisoner was a native of Tunbridge Wells, and had been before the Court on October, 1913, July, 1914, and May, 1921. He was a hawker, and was all right except when in drink. Then he became quarrelsome.

The prisoner said he was very sorry that he had got into trouble. His relations were jealous of him and did not want him to get on and he was endeavouring to do.

The Chairman said that in consideration of prisoner's good character during the last two years, as stated by the Chief Constable, the Bench would take a lenient view of the present case and impose a fine of 5s. They hoped they would not have the pleasure of seeing Pearson before them again.

 

PEDLAR DRUNK AT MOUNT PLEASANT.

John Pearson, alias Stallard, uncle of the last prisoner, was charged with being drunk and incapable in Mount Pleasant road on the same date.

Defendant pleaded guilty.

P.C. Adams stated that the prisoner was lying on the pavement in front of the Clarendon Hotel. Witness assisted him to his feet, but he was quite incapable of looking after himself, and an ambulance took him to the station.

The Chief Constable said the prisoner was of no fixed abode, and there were previous convictions against him dating from 1875, the last one being in 1910. The man was a pedlar travelling about the country, and he frequently visited Tunbridge Wells.

The prisoner told the Bench that he given some port. He was very sorry for what he had done, and if he was only given another chance he promised to leave the town. Drink was his curse; he could not afford it himself, and he kept away from it for months at a time.

A fine of 5s. was imposed and that day allowed for payment.

 

LICENSEE LIST

McDONALD Mr 1874+

STRAKES William H 1881+ (age 57 in 1881Census)

 

CensusCensus

http://theweald.org/P2.asp?PId=TW.ClarH

 

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