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Sort file:- Woolwich, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Friday, 31 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1866-

Eagle Tavern

Latest 1878+

Beresford Street

Woolwich

 

Only found to date in a list of licensees from a local paper of 1866.

 

Kentish Mercury, Saturday 13 May 1871.

Drink an excuse again.

William Clark, 22, living in Rope-yard-rails, was charged with stealing a hat belonging to Walter Horward, potman at the "Eagle Tavern," Beresford Street, Woolwich, and also with assaulting the prosecutor. The prisoner made no excuse for the assault, and said he took the hat without knowing it, being the worse for drink. Other convictions being proved against the prisoner, he was sentenced to two months hard labour.

 

The Kentish Independent, Saturday 20 July, 1878.

Woolwich Police Court. Saturday. Assaulting A Constable.

James Hart, 25, labourer, no fixed home, was charged with being drunk quarrelsome, and making use of obscene language at the "Eagle Tavern," Beresford Street, Woolwich, and also with assaulting Police Constable Thompson, 137 R.

Mr. Cutts, landlord of the "Eagle," stated that at half past seven o'clock the previous evening prisoner came into his house and commenced making a disturbance with the customers. Seeing that he was drunk he was ordered to go out of the house, but he refused to do so, and took up a quart pot, threatening to dash witness's brains out. A constable was sent for, and on his arrival prisoner seized him by the throat and threw him to the ground. Police Constable Thompson stated when he got inside the house the prisoner threw him down on the floor. He was about administering a kick, which would have been a dangerous one, when he was seized by Police Constable Cashford, who was passing at the time in plain clothes.

Mr. Balguy ordered him to pay a fine of 20s. or 14 days.

 

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WELSH Thomas 1866+

CUTTS Mr 1878+

 

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