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Page Updated:- Sunday, 18 December, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1780-

Three Tuns

Latest 1826-

(Name to)

High Street

Elham

 

I am informed by Rory Kehoe that the pub changed name to the "New Inn" but as yet don't know when this took place.

Rory also says the following:- The Elham Friendly Society, a forerunner of what became known as building societies, was founded in 1765 and held their meetings/AGMs at the "Three Tuns" which must've been a busy place, as there were over 700 members, all presumably very keen to know how their money was being looked after. The Kentish Gazette reported Elham Friendly Society assets of over 2,000 in 1800 which is about 5million in today's money!

Prior to 1826 the "Three Tuns" was substantially rebuilt and I assume at this time changed name to the "New Inn," it being a new building.

 

Kentish Gazette, 21 June, 1780.

Elham Friendly Society.

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Society will be held at the "Three Tuns," in Elham aforesaid, on Thursday the 29th of June instant, and which day any person, not exceeding the age of 35 years, if approved of, may be admitted a Member of the Society on playing five shillings. And those Members who have not delivered in a Certificate of their Age, are then required to do the same.

Dinner at 1 o'clock.

 

Kentish Gazette 20 April 1802.

Yesterday se'nnight as a daughter of Mr. Rigden at the "Three Tons, Elham, was standing near the fire, a spark flew up on her clothes, which immediately caught into a flame, and burnt her in so dreadful and manner, that she died in the course of the day.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

RIGDEN Mr 1802+

 

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