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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1837-

Guildhall Tap

Latest 1847+

Guildhall Street

Canterbury

George and Elixabeth Oakenfull

Above photo, date unknown, showing licensees George and Elizabeth Oakenfull, kindly sent by Roger Woodman, who says this could have been their wedding photo. They were married on the 10 April 1838.

 

Canterbury map 1874

Above location identified on the 1874 map by Rory Kehoe.

 

Only reference to this so far is from Stapleton's Guide of 1838. This was probably the tap to the hotel of the same name. Guildhall Street being also on the corner of the High Street, where the "Guildhall Family and Commercial Hotel" is addressed.

 

Canterbury Weekly, 29 April, 1837.

On Tuesday afternoon, the inhabitants of Guildhall Street, in the city, were thrown into a state of alarm and confusion, in consequence of a report that a man had been killed in the "Guildhall Tap."

Upon enquiry, it appeared, that two young men, named Archer and Phipps, had been quarrelling, when the latter, after being much irritated by the former, seized the poker and inflicted a most of severe wound on his head.

The violence of the blow deprived him, for a time, of reason, and the police were compelled to strap him to a shutter upon which they can feed him to the workhouse, completely drenched in blood.

Phipps was yesterday fully committed for trial, at the next Sessions.

Archer's skull not being fractured, it is hoped he will recover.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 15 August 1837.

TO BE LET.

THE GUILDHALL TAP, in the City of CANTERBURY.

Apply on the Premises.

 

Canterbury Weekly, 4 November, 1837.

On Friday week Mr. Jones, of the "Guildhall Tavern," lost a cheque for 285, and notes, off Messrs. Hammond and Co's bank, to the amount of 80 more. He immediately offered a reward of 20 for the recovery of the money which was restored to him on Saturday. The check was picked up by a pieman, who takes his stand every night at the corner of St. Margarets, and who was ignorance of its value till he heard the crier; and the money was found a short distance from the bank by a country man. The reward was divided between the two lucky finders, who much delighted with their good fortune.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 8 July 1839.

TO LET. THE GUILDHALL TAP.

Apply on the Premises. July 8, 1839.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

JONES Mr 1837+

HUBBLE John 1838 Stapletons Guide

OAKENFALL George 1838-47+ Next pub licensee had Bagshaw's Directory 1847

 

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

 

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