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Sort file:- Gillingham, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1870-

Bright Star

Latest 1870+

 

Gillingham

 

Just found the one reference to this one at present, and obviously present in 1870 and a beer house, but alas address unknown. Not sure how long this one lasted as obviously the retired police officer acting outside of the law would have been very much frowned at.

 

Maidstone and Kentish Journal, 12 September, 1870.

Chatham Police Court. This day Monday.

Before F. E. Guise, Esq., Stipendairy Magistrate.

James Carey, a retired police constable, and landlord of the "Bright Star" beer house, at Gillingham, pleaded guilty to two charges of having his house open for the sale of beer at unlawful hours on Sunday 28th August. Namely at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and between 3 and 5 in the afternoon of that day. Defendant also acknowledge that he had been previously convicted.

The magistrates said this was a very bad case, the defendant had been previously convicted, and then he on the same Sunday committed two offences against the law.

Sentence was that for the first offence to pay a fine of 5 and 14s. 6d. costs, or 2 months' imprisonment, and for the second offence a further penalty of 5 and 9s. costs.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CAREY James 1870+

 

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