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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

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Westerham

 

This house was shown in a list of public houses said to be open in the first 25 years of the 18th century, as mentioned in an article by the Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, 23 January, 1903. At present, no other information is known. With no address currently known I am wondering whether this is indeed the "George and Dragon."

 

Sussex Advertiser, Saturday 20 February 1864.

Ancient Order of Foresters.

On Sunday last the officers and brothers of the Court West Kent, 3420, assembled at the court room, at the "George Inn," of which brother Jones is host, at 2 o'clock p.m., and from thence marched in procession to attend afternoon service at the parish church.

At the conclusion they reformed and marched to the residents of brother Joseph Smith Costidell, deceased, to assist in performing the last token of respect to their late brother by following his remains to the grave in accordance with the custom of the order. The burial service was read by the vicar, the Rev. H. C. Bartlett. About 50 of the brethren assembled, including a goodly number from Court Eden (Edenbridge), and Court Holmesdale (Bessels Green). At the conclusion of the ceremony the company again proceeded to the courtroom, and after the P.C.R. had read the usual address, dispersed to their several homes.

 

Sussex Advertiser, Saturday 20 February 1864.

Accident.

On Thursday evening last, as the Nursery Band were parading the town on their way to the "George Inn," for the evening, a horse and chaise belonging to Mr. Cripps came up behind them, and in passing knocked down one of the musicians, name Frank Lilly, the two wheels passing over his legs, but fortunately only bruising them and damaging the trombone he was playing. It was a great mercy nothing more serious happened, there being several person's following the band at the time.

 

Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 1 June 1877.

Transfer of a Licence.

At the same sessions Mr. Rowland, of Croydon, applied for the transfer of the licence of the "George Inn," Westerham, to Mr. A. W. Wyatt. He said that Mr. Faircloth had been the tenant for some time, and the owners had to take proceedings at Kingston to obtain possession, and it was arranged that Faircloth should receive 20 for all claims, and not oppose the present application.

Mr. Faircloth said that he went to Kingston to have the action tried, for the matter was "squared," an offer of 8 guineas being made to him for the licence. He was to give up possession in 6 days, but he heard nothing more for 6 or 7 weeks; he had consented to accept the 20 in discharge of his claims.

The application was granted.

 

LICENSEE LIST

FAIRCLOTH George 1874-June/77

WYATT A W June/1877+

 

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