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Sort file:- Canterbury, January, 2019.

Page Updated:- Friday, 11 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1949

(Name from)

Cherry Tree

Open 2019+

10 White Horse lane

Canterbury

01227 451266

https://www.whatpub.com/cherry-tree

Cherry Tree 1952

Above photo 1952. Creative Commons Licence.

Cherry Tree ledger

Thomson & Sons ledger. Creative Commons Licence.

Cherry Tree

Above photos taken by Paul Skelton, 19 May 2012.

Cherry Tree 1965

Above photo by Edward Wilmot 1965.

Cherry Tree sign 1980sCherry Tree sign 1991

Cherry Tree sign left 1980s, sign right May 1991.

Cherry Tree sign 1992Cherry Tree sign

Cherry Tree sign left October 1992.

Cherry Tree sign right taken by Paul Skelton, 19 May 2012.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

 

One time this was owned by Charringtons but now (2012) operates as a Free house.

Originally known as the "Fleur de Lis Tap" the premises changed name in 1949.

 

From http://www.ghostpubs.com accessed 17 June 2015.

HAUNTED.

A large medieval street corner inn that, is possibly, to be the oldest in Canterbury, the original building has history from 1372. It exhibits ghostly manifestations. These include Gilbert, a traveller, who was beaten to death at the inn and five men were later hanged for his murder. His ghost is accompanied by a phantom cat that rubs itself against customers' legs with faint mewling sounds. The ghost of a previous archbishop, Simon Sudbury, roams Canterbury Cathedral. In January 1380, Sudbury became Lord Chancellor of England. For his part in the Peasants' Revolt against the poll tax, he was taken to Tower Hill and, on June 14 1381, beheaded. His body was subsequently buried in Canterbury Cathedral. Authorities removed his head from a wooden post at London Bridge and carried with reverence to St Gregory's Church, Sudbury, in Suffolk. However, when Archbishop Sudbury manifests at the cathedral, his ghost has head and body attached.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CUTLER Mrs D 1950-55

WILSON A G 1955-61 dec'd

WILSON D (widow) 1961-63+

 

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