12a (13) Bulwark Street
It is thought to have been first licensed some forty years after its
construction. It was always referred to as "Paine's Endeavour" and certainly
a person of that name served in 1840 and 1847, although whether the same
Pain is as yet unknown.
Further research has identified Sarah G Pain as the Inn Keeper from the
census of 1851, and head of house at the tender age of 22, I do not know
what had happened to her parents. She was at the house along with her
younger brothers and sisters, named Ann T (20), John H (18 Chymist not
practising), Henry P (13), George A (9), Elizabeth (7) and Emily Hopper (6
Cousin). The only two others listed in the house were described as visitors,
Daniel Holliman (41) and James Clinch (27).
Further research suggests that John Pain was one of the unfortunate men
who died from an explosion inside some caves (or indeed perhaps the "Shakespeare
Head" in 1846)
From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 13 September, 1845. Price 5d.
FATAL ACCIDENT TO AN ENGINE DRIVER AT THE RAILWAY TERMINUS
On Monday and inquest was held at the “Endeavour,” Bulwark Street,
before G. T. Thompson, Esq., Coroner to the Borough, to enquire into the
cause of death to John Hills, aged 24, a native of Exeter, and in the
employ of the Railway Company, as an engine cleaner.
The Jury having appointed Mr. Thomas Grant, foreman, proceeded to view
the body, when the following evidence was adduced:-
Henry Dawes, fireman of No. 25 engine, deposed: On Sunday morning, about
seven o'clock, I was driving the engine from the cliff shed, for the
purpose of turning it. Deceased was on the engine before I started it. I
told him to get down, and he did so before it was in motion. I felt a
motion as I left the shed, and on turning round saw deceased's head
above the tender, and then he fell on a heap of ashes outside the shed.
I immediately stopped the engine and went to deceased, who was in a
dying state, bleeding for the mouth and nose. I was going at a very
moderate speed when the accident occurred. The sweetchmen and porters
often ride by the side of the engines when in motion, but it is contrary
to the orders of the company. There was but 3¾ inches between the
tender, and the doorway of the shed.
John Smithers, fire-fighter, deposed: Was on the opposite side of the
shed when the accident occurred. The whistle was blown twice before the
engine started. Dawes was the only person on the engine. Did not see
deceased till I discovered him lying on a heap of ashes at the shed
doorway. Do not know if it is dangerous practice to ride on engines upon
Edward Marshall, sweetchman, deposed: I was standing about thirty yards
from the shed when the accident occurred, and saw deceased pitched from
the tender on a heap of ashes. The engine was going very slow. Deceased
would have been required to assist in shifting the engine on the
turn-table, and no doubt got on the tender to ride for that purpose.
Thomas Blackburn, engine-cleaner, deposed: I was with last witness, and
saw deceased on the left-hand side of the engine, from which he was
thrown on the ash-heap. Our orders are not to hang on the engines at any
time. I know it is dangerous, but might, unthinkingly, have done so
myself. The tender is wider than any of the others used by the company.
The Jury expressed their opinion that deceased had incautiously, and
contrary to the regulations of the company, hung on the side of the
tender, by which he was jammed against the doorway of the shed. After a
short consultation they returned a verdict of Accidental Death, with a
deodand of 1s. on the tender.
The Jury also recommended that the doorway of the shed should be
widened, which Mr. Adcock promised should be done.
South Eastern Gazette 26 November 1850.
Nov. 22, in Bulwark-street, Dover, Mary, widow of the late Mr. John
Pain, builder, aged 46 years.
It would have been on your left moving
from Limekiln Street and like the "Exeter", the brewer was anxious to have
his claim settled in 1921. Negotiations for its sale had commenced in 1913
but hostilities had delayed any decision.
The doors closed finally in October 1921 although Mrs. Stanley continued
in residence until that side of the street disappeared in 1927.
For the property Dover Corporation paid £124.19s. in 1922.
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer,
24 May, 1872. Price 1d.
FELONY BY A SOLDIER
Samuel Morgan, a bandsman belonging to the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd
Buffs, was charged with stealing from a till in the bar of the
"Endeavour" public-house, in Bulwark Street, sundry money amounting in
the whole to 4s. 1d. It appeared that during the temporary absence of
the landlord from the bar, the prisoner placed himself in a position
which enable him to get access to the till, which was not locked.
The Magistrates sent him to prison for a month with hard labour.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 11 February, 1881. 1d.
Messrs. Worsfold and Hayward, at their auction sale last week, sold the
“Prince Louis,” Chapel Street, a part of the late Mrs. Paul's estate,
for £1,540. At the same sale the “Fox” at Ewell was sold for £550, and a
forty year lease of the “Endeavour,” Bulwark Street for £380.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 15 November, 1889. Price 1d.
PUBLIC HOUSE CHANGE
On Monday, Mr. Spain applied on
behalf of Mr. Stevens for permission to draw at the “Endeavour.” It was
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 7
October, 1904. Price 1d.
The licence of the "Endeavour," Buklwark Street, was transferred from
W. Langley to E. D. W. Stanley.
Mr. Mowll pointed out that whilst the actual transfer was less than
nine months, permission to draw was given previously, and there was more
than nine months actually.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday,
20 November, 1914. Price 1d.
DOVER LICENSED VICTUALLER'S SON'S DEATH
The funeral took place on Tuesday at St. Mary's Cemetery, the Rev. A.
L. Collins officiating, (the first part of the service being taken in
Holy trinity Church), of Eric Reginald Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley, of the "Endeavour," Bulwark Street, who died on November 11th,
aged 4 years.
PAIN John 1840-Feb/46 dec'd (also builder)
PAIN Mary Feb/1846-Nov/50 dec'd
PAIN Sarah G Nov/1850-51+ (age 22 in 1851)
SHARP Paul 1861+ (age 49 in 1861)
OLDS Samuel to Jan/1867
HUBBARD Edward Jan/1867+
DOWNS G 1872
WEST Edward Nov/1873-Jan/74
HOGBEN Thomas Aug/1874
HICKS William 1881+ (age 49 in 1881)
THOMPSON Chas Edmund 1882+
ATTAWAY T to Nov/1889
JOHNSON Richard James 1889 end
STEPHENS William Nov/1889-91+
MEADOWS James P 1895
MEADOWS Mrs 1895
SMITH Charles 1897-Nov/1900
COULSON W Nov/1900+
MARK R 1901
COULSON W & SAYERS H 1901
COULSON Barbara E 1901-03 (widow age 70 in 1901)
DAVIS Arthur James 1902-Dec/1903
LANGLEY William Sept/1903-Sept/04
WILSON 1904 ?
STANLEY Edward D H Sept/1904-20 dec'd
(Former engineer on one of the harbour tugs.)
STANLEY Mrs Emily 1920-22 (age 38 in 1911)
From the Pigot's Directory 1840
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Kelly's Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1895
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1901
From the Post Office Directory 1903
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Dover Express