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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1732-

Red Lion

Latest 1732+

 

Queenborough

 

The book "Hogarth's Frollic:- The Five Day's Peregrination Around the Isle of Sheppey," printed 1732, mentions the following:- "The Town-house or Clock-house (as it is called) stands in the middle of the Street, supported by for piers, which form for arches, and (it being holiday) was decorated with a flag, in which is delineated the arms of the corporation. We took up our quarters at the "Red Lion" (which people called "The Swans,") fronting the River; and met with a civil, prating landlady; but she being unprovided with beds, we applied to a merry woman at a private house, who furnished us with what we wanted."

It is suggested that perhaps the premises was situated near to or actually on the current "Old House at Home."

 

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