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Sort file:- Bromley, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest May 1869

Hit or Miss

Latest 1870+

 

Bromley Common

 

Only one instance of this pub found at present.

 

From The History of Chatterton Village. Accessed May 2019.

The first beer-house was the "Hit or Miss," which was run by Thomas Carter, a builder who had been one of the earliest residents of the new Chatterton Road. In the 1869 Strong’s his residence is one of only two in the road. The "Hit or Miss" had been in existence at least as early as May 1869, because at that time Carter was admonished by the magistrates for opening at a time not permitted by his licence. This was the first of a few run-ins that Carter had with the authorities, and in September 1870 he was refused a renewal of his beer-house licence. As well as two ‘convictions’ there had been the report by an Inspector Howe of ‘general disorderly conduct’. That appears to have been the end of the "Hit or Miss;" there are no references to it after 1870 and Carter seems to have moved on from the area.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, 03 September 1870.

Annual licensing day.

The licence of Thomas Carter, "Hit or Miss" beerhouse, Bromley Common, was refused, there being two convictions, and a report of Inspector Howe of general disorderly conduct.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CARTER Thomas 1870

 

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