1 Union Row
Off Military Road
The Row dates from 1840 but Durand is our first contact with the trade in
It does not show on maps of 1871. Plans for rebuilding, at a provisional
cost of £800, were approved in 1903. The licence had changed hands five
times between 1894 and 1899.
George Beer would have liked to transfer this licence in 1900 to a pub he
intended building on the corner of Wyndham and Goschen Road. He was refused
permission so perhaps he spent the money here instead.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 22 January, 1886. 1d.
On Tuesday evening, a supper was given at the “Marquis of Waterford
Inn,” Union Row, by Mr. J. Collard, of Alkham to his Dover customers.
The spread was an excellent one, the room prettily decorated, and the
evening passed off very pleasantly.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 28
October, 1904. Price 1d.
PUBLIC HOUSE TRANSFERS
Mr. Mowll applied for the transfer of the licence of the "Marquis of
Waterford" from Mr. Thompson to Mrs. Friend, late of the "Criterion." he
said that Mr. Thompson went in three months ago, and an application
would not have been made in the ordinary way within at least nine
months. Mr. Thompson, who had the best of recommendations, had had some
domestic trouble and the brewers thought that in order that the house
might be conducted properly, the application for the transfer of the
licence should be made.
The Magistrates said that under the circumstances it would be
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 2 February, 1912.
PUBLIC HOUSE SCENE
Sarah Ann Collins described as a flower seller, was charged with
wilfully breaking a plate-glass panel in the door of the “Marquis of
Waterford,” Union Row, doing damage to the amount of 16s. 8d.
Mrs. Christine D. Bourner, the licensee, stated that the defendant
entered the bar of Saturday evening and called for a glass of ginger
beer. She did not drink it but went out of the house. She returned in a
few minutes and picked up a glass from the counter, she threw it at the
door window and smashed it. Defendant was the worse for drink, but she
left the house quietly, being subsequently arrested by the Police.
Defendant pleaded guilty and asked for leniency. She promised to sign
It was stated the defendant was fined only in December last for common
The Bench imposed a fine of 25s., this including the amount of the
damage. A fortnight was allowed for payment, in default 14 days’
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 5
MORE WINDOWS SMASHED
At the Dover Police Court on Saturday morning, before Messrs. P. W.
J. Mackenzie (in the chair) G. C. Rubie and L. Bradley.
Henry Godden was charged with breaking a plate class window in the
"Marquis of Waterford," Union Row, to the value of 16s. 8d., the
property of Christina Bourner.
Christina Bourner said: Last Saturday, about 9 p.m. prisoner came
into the bar under the influence of drink. I refused to serve him
because I considered he had had enough. He then tried to make a
disturbance, so I put him outside. The next thing I heard was a smash,
and I went outside and saw the window broken and the prisoner going up
Ellen E. Lawrence said: I live at 9, Blucher Street. Last evening I
was coming up the hill with two children. I saw the prisoner pick up
stone and throw it at the window, the stone rebounded. Prisoner then
threw another, and this smashed the window.
The Chairman said in 1908, the prisoner was charged with breaking the
same window, and he would be sent to Canterbury for one month's
imprisonment, with hard labour.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, 5 February, 1915.
Mr. Mowll appeared in the case of the "Marquis of Waterford."
The Chief Constable said that that was a case which he was placing
before the Court against his own opinion. In that case the urinal and
W.C. accommodation was placed at the back and people wishing to use them
would have to go through the living room or sitting room of the
occupier to use it. In his report to the justices he stated fully that
all places of accommodation could be used on application to the tenant
or attendants. He was of opinion that the accommodation there was quite
sufficient for the public need. if the lavatory was placed at the
disposal of the public in his opinion it would be grossly abused and
would be likely to be damaged every day. The people using the house
lived in the neighbourhood and there was amply accommodation at their
Mr. Mowll said that he was informed that the tenant had been there
ten years and had only had five applications for the use of the closet
during the whole of that time.
The Chairman said that with regard to the "Town Arms" they would
adjourn that matter until the adjourned meeting. He did not think there
would be very much difficulty about it, but the Magistrates took an
interest in those matters and it was just as well that they should do
so. With regard to the "Marquis of Waterford" and the "Marquis of
Anglesey" they did not see how they could go behind the statement made
by their officer and the licences would be renewed.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 18 June, 1915. Price 1d.
MARQUIS OF WATERFORD PROSECUTED
At the Dover Police Court this (Friday) morning, before Messrs. M.
Pepper (in the chair), H. Hobday, A. Clark, and Dr. Wood.
Elizabeth Ratcliffe, an unfortunate, was charged with being drunk in the
“Marquis of Waterford,” Union Row, on June, 9th.
Defendant pleaded guilty.
Mr. Vosper prosecuted.
P.C. Kingsmill said that on the 9th he was searching for defendant who
was wanted on a warrant. He found her in the bar of the “Marquis of
Waterford,” drunk and improperly dressed. She went to a house near by to
put her clothes on before coming to the Police Station. She was in
company with a woman named Collins, who was also drunk.
The defendant said she had been out all night and had a drink of brandy.
She went into the house and got some ale. She kept going in and out of
the house waiting for her brother, but she did not have any more drink.
It was stated that she was being arrested at the time to be taken to
Canterbury. She had been convicted nineteen times.
Defendant was fined 5s.
Sarah Ann Collins, of Radnor Street, Folkestone was summoned for a
Defendant pleaded not guilty.
Mr. Vosper prosecuted.
Police-sergeant Fox said that on the 9th he visited the “Marquis of
Waterford,” at 7.40 p.m. the defendant was there drunk, leaning against
the partition of the Public Bar. He called the attention of the licensee
to the woman’s condition. The defendant was having an altercation with a
man and another woman in the bar. The landlady at his suggestion asked
her to leave. She said, Not until I have finished my beer which I have
bought and paid for.” She held up a half pint glass filled with beer.
She asked the landlady if she had served her with the beer. She replied,
“No, my daughter-in-law, who was in charge of the bar when the defendant
came in must have served her.” He told the landlady that she would be
reported. The defendant left the premises at his request. She refused to
give her name and address and he took her to the Police Station.
Defendant denied being drunk, saying she only went to four houses and
four glasses would not make her drunk.
P.C. Kingsmill said that at 7 p.m. the same day he saw the defendant
there when he went on the other case. She was drunk and came out with
Ratcliffe, and would not go away till he cautioned her.
Defendant was fined 10s., or seven days in default.
Christina Dunn Bourner, who did not attend. “Mr. Rutley Mowll, who
appeared for she stating that she was not well enough). Was summoned for
permitting drunkenness at the “Marquis of Waterford,” of which she was
the holder of the licence.
Mr. Vosper prosecuted.
P.C. Kingsmill repeated the evidence he had given in regard to Ratcliffe
In reply to Mr. Mowll, witness said he went to the “Marquis of
Waterford” in search of Ratcliffe. She recognised witness.
Chief Constable Fox said that on the 9th inst., he went to the Police
Station and found the last witness there with Ratcliffe. She was too
drunk to send to Canterbury that night.
Cross-examined. Mrs. Bourner and her husband before her had held
licenses in Dover for twenty-five years without a conviction. When Mrs.
Bourner went in, although the house was in a rough neighbourhood, no
objection was made to her holding it owing to her character. She was now
too old to manage it.
Mr. Mowll said that after a person had been in a house for so many years
he was sure that the Magistrates would hesitate to record a conviction
against her in the evening of her life. No doubt she was too old to
manage the house now and that would be communicated to the brewers. He
suggested that the case should be dismissed on the payment of the costs
so as not to besmirch her record and on the understanding that she
should leave the house.
The Magistrates fined the defendant £1 including costs.
Mr. Vosper withdrew a second summons for selling drink to a drunken
A regular event during the days of the large garrisons. John Marsh put
his life's savings into the pub in 1923 but misdemeanours at a nearby house
gave the military sufficient reason to place the whole area out of bounds to
troops and consequently break him.
It closed on 29 December 1923 when the Licensing (Consolidation) Act of
1910 was enforced. It was described as a practically new house, recently
rebuilt, and fully licensed. George Beer was compensated with £1,012.10s.
and Marsh received £100.
BURTON George 1876-82
BURTON William 1877
BURTON Mrs Naomi 1891-1895
FRIEND Leonard 1895
GEDDES John 1895
ANDREWS Henry 1899
HARLAND Robert to Jan/1900
BURGESS James Jan/1900+
FLOYD W T to June/1902
CROOK Thomas Henry June/1902-July/04
THOMPSON Henry Edward July/1904-Oct/04
FRIEND Mrs Jane E Oct/1904-Jan/10 dec'd
FRIEND Matthew Adamson Jan/1910 (administrator) end
BOURNER Mrs Christina D 1910-15 dec'd
BOURNER W D 1915-20
WHIDDETT Percy to June/1922
MOLD or MOULD William Edwin June/1922-Jan/23
MARSH John William Jan/1923+
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1903
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Dover Express