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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1745-

George Inn

Demolished 1930s

 

Farnborough

 

I am not sure whether this became the "George and Dragon" as the only reference I have found so far is as below.

Further research shows the pub called the "George" in 1841 which overlaps that of the "George and Dragon" so I am assuming they are different, but I am still awaiting a definite location.

I have been informed that the building was demolished in the 1930s.

 

Derby Mercury - Friday, 22 February 1745.

We hear from several parts of Kent and Sussex, that the Smugglers behaviour is intolerable, the mischief they daily commit calls loudly on the legislature for punishment; no longer ago than the beginning of this week a gang of them assemble together at Farnborough in Kent, and in a tumultuous manner assaulted Mr. Wynn, the master of the "George Inn," and after that broke all the windows in his house, besides other very considerable damage.

 

West Kent Guardian - Saturday 02 October 1841.

An inquest was held at the "George Inn," Farnborough, upon the body of John Wickenden, aged 33 years. It appeared from the evidence, that deceased was in the act of carrying a hod of mortar up a ladder, at the house of Sir John Lubbock, Bart., when his foot slipped and he fell suddenly to the ground, and received several mortal injuries. Deceased lingered in great pain until Friday last, when he expired.

 

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