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Sort file:- Rochester, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

City Restaurant

Latest ????

(Name to)

55 (40) High Street

Rochester

City Restaurant

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Tony Smith.

City Restaurant

Above postcard, circa 1920s, kindly sent by Tony Smith.

 

Both the photos above are obviously showing different buildings, and unfortunately no dates known at present. Tony Smith tells me that this was due to the widening of Pump Lane, necessitating the demolition of the original building and the erection of a new one. Due to renumbering this later became 55 High Street. It later became known as the "Northgate."

However, the earlier one give an address of 40 and a licensee name of G. Brown, so hopefully that will help as the information and research continues.

40 High Street, on the other hand was also the address of the "Mail Hotel" and that is neither of those photo, that certainly confirms that the street was renumbered at some time.

 

Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BROWN G ????

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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