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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1824-

City Arms

Latest 1884+

66 (60) Northgate Street

Canterbury

Former City Arms 2013

Above photo showing the former "City Arms." Kindly sent by Len Parrick, 22 April 2013.

 

Also known as the "Lion and Lamb" and also the "Portobello."

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 7 February, 1863.

SOUTH-EASTERN RAILWAY PLATE-LAYERS.

On Saturday afternoon 62 men employed by the South-Eastern Railway Company in laying rails on the above line, sat down to a sumptuous repast at the “City Arms,” Northgate, Canterbury. The tables having been cleared the company converted itself into a sing-song party, under the very able chairmanship of Mr. W. Watts, superintendent of the plate-layers, and Mr. W. Piles, vice-chairman, when the usual loyal and other toasts were proposed and responded to in a true English style. The party dispersed about ten o’clock, having enjoyed the evening to their heart’s desire.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 28 May, 1864.

BEATING THE BOUNDS OF NORTHGATE CANTERBURY.

Last week in pursuance of a custom carried out once in eleven years, the vicar, church wardens, guardians, and overseers, together with the Blue-coat boys of the parish of Northgate, performed the duty of beating the bounds of their parish. The party set off at about twelve o'clock, and walked for the Reed-pond, and on their arrival there partook of luncheon, generously provided by Mr. Fox, of the “City Arms.” Considerable amusement was caused through the practice of “bumping” being rather freely indulged in amongst the youths of the party, and this was heightened in consequence of one of the Blue-coat lads (Tottman), whose election had given rise to a legal trial, being mounted on a donkey, at the caprice of a facetious overseer. After the termination of the inspection, the party retired to the “City Arms,” where a capital meal was provided by the enterprising landlord of that locality. About thirty were present, Mr. Churchwarden Crow in the chair; Mr. W. Crow, one of the guardians of the parish, being deputy.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 6 July 1867. Price 1d.

DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.

John Reeves was charged with being drunk and disorderly, in the pariah of Northgate, on the previous evening.

P.C. Banks stated that he was called in to the “City Arms” on Wednesday evening at about ten o'clock, where he saw prisoner abusing the landlord, who ordered him out of his house. Prisoner went out, and as he (witness) was passing the “Clarendon” public House, he heard him threatening to break all the panes of glass that were in the house. Prisoner then came out of the house, and, on seeing the constable, tried to escape; and, on being apprehended prisoner became very violent.

Fined 2s. 6d. and 5s. costs.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 14 December 1867. Price 1d.

LEAVING A HORSE AND CART UNATTENDED.

George Smith was summoned for leaving his horse in Broad-street, on the 3rd inst.

Superintendent Davies deposed that he waited by the side of the cart nearly an hour and a half. He saw no one there during that time, but when he had been there some time, he saw defendant come out of the “City Arms.”

The evidence of Mr. Davies was corroborated by Inspector Else, and the magistrates fined defendant 1s., and 10s costs.

 

From the Canterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette, 12 July 1884.

APPLICATION REFUSED.

William Forey, of the "City Arms Inn," Northgate, applied for an extension of time till twelve o'clock on Tuesday, when a concert was to be given.

Superintendent McBean opposed the application, which was refused.

 

LICENSEE LIST

TUCKER Joshus 1824+ Pigot's Directory 1824

MARSH William 1828-47+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Stapletons GuideBagshaw's Directory 1847

FOX James 1861-68+ (age 40 in 1861Census) Kentish ChronicleGreens Canterbury Directory 1868

COLLINS George 1882+ Kelly's 1882

FOREY William 1884+ Canterbury Journal

http://pubshistory.com/CityArms.shtml

 

Pigot's Directory 1824From the Pigot's Directory 1824

Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Stapletons GuideStapleton's Guide 1838

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

CensusCensus

Kentish ChronicleKentish Chronicle

Canterbury JournalCanterbury Journal, Kentish Times and Farmers' Gazette

Greens Canterbury Directory 1868Greens Canterbury Directory 1868

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1882

 

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