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Sort file:- Walmer, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1810-

Good Woman / Woodman

Latest 1866

(Name to)

Blenheim Road

Gladstone Road

Walmer

Former sit of Good Woman

Today the premises is the home of new houses built circa 1970.

 

Situated at the corner of Gladstone Road, previously called the Rope Walk and North Barracks Road.

From  1805-25 the premises housed a brewery with Thomas Baker being the licensee of the public house. The well at the premises was the cause of death of Jessie Smith, landlord of the "Royal Standard" in 1835, he apparently drowned in the well on the site.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 8 September, 1860.

SANDWICH LICENSING DAY.

On Monday last the annual licensing meeting was held for the district. There were five applications for new licenses.

John Sharp, "Good Woodman," Ropewalk, Walmer.—Mr. Mourilyan, jun., stated that this had formerly been a licensed house, but in consequence of the trade falling off it had been shut up, but that now from various causes the trade had again much increased, and that was the cause of another license being asked for.

License granted.

Joseph Mercer, "Military Tavern," Walmer.—This applicant appeared in person. License agreed.

The majority of the old licenses were renewed, some few standing over till the adjournment day.

 

From Kentish Gazette 11 September 1860.

SANDWICH. GENERAL ANNUAL LICENSING MEETING.

John Sharp, "Good Woman," Walmer. Kept by John Sharp's father for 21 years, but trade fell off and it was closed. Trade has improved in area due to Military stationed at Walmer. License granted.

 

1866 the pub changed name to the "Dolphin."

Incidentally I am informed by Steve Glover that historically a "Good Woman" is a quiet one who keeps her mouth shut, especially when smuggling concerns are present.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BAKER Thomas 1811+

SHARP Mr (father of below) 1840+

SHARP John Sept/1860+

COLEMAN James 1861-66 (age 44 in 1861Census)

Name to "Dolphin."

 

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