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Earliest 1874-

Mount Pleasant

Latest 1874+

Mount Pleasant?

Minster

 

Post Office Directory 1874 mentions a "Mount Pleasant" at Minster. No further information is given but I have reference to another pub in the area called "Prospect House" and addressed as Mount Pleasant, so I am assuming the pub was named after the area.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 5 January, 1861.

A BOY DROWNED AT THE THANET UNION.

On Saturday last, C. J. Fox, Esq, deputy coroner, held an inquest at the "Mount Pleasant Inn," Minster, on the body of James Bright, an inmate of the Thanet Union-house, aged twelve years. It appeared that at about one o’clock on Thursday the deceased and a boy named Wilmott, 10 years of age, went to the drying ground adjoining the union, for the purpose of looking at a bird trap they had set there. The ground was covered with snow, and in passing over a tank sunk in the ground, the trap having been left open, the deceased fell into the water, 7ft. or 8ft. deep. He was got out in about half an hour. Isaac Boughey, who is entrusted with the key of the tank-lid, said he generally locked it up at eight, and unlocked it again in the morning, but on account of the snow he did not do so on Wednesday night. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death," with a recommendation that the guardians should have the tank in question closed, and a pump fixed thereto.

 

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SHEPPARD William 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

 

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