30 Radnor Street & 26 The Stade
Above picture showing the original "Oddfellows Inn". This building
remained here till about 1932. Notice the RAOB letters standing for
Royal Antedeluvian Order of Buffaloes.
Above photograph kindly supplied by Jan Pedersen, 1978.
Above showing the Oddfellows Arms, date unknown.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 22
November, 1862. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
STEALING FROM CLOTHES LINE
Friday November 21st:- Before W. Bateman esq., Capt. Kennicott R.N.,
James Tolputt and A.M. Leith, Esqs.
John Rossiter, collector of rags and bones, lodging at the "Oddfellows
Inn," Radnor Street, was brought before the bench, charged with stealing
from off a clothes line in Mummery's Yard, a white gabardine, the
property of Emily Tomsett, a laundress, residing in the yard. From
information received by the police the prisoner was found by police
constable Reynolds wearing the gabardine in Radnor Street. He was taken
into custody, and the gabardine being identified by the prosecutrix, the
prisoner was remanded till this day, to be brought up and tried under
the Criminal Justice Act.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 6 February, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
CAUSING AN OBSTRUCTION
Monday February 1st:- Before J. Kelcey and R.W. Boarer, Esqs.
James Dawson Neal, landlord of the "Oddfellows Arms," Radnor Street,
appeared on a summons by Supt. Martin, at the instance of Mr. Bamford,
the surveyor of the town, for causing an obstruction near his premises
in Back Street, by allowing a cart to stand there.
Leonard Kingsford, P.C., sworn, deposed on Monday, the 25th, was
ordered to see that no obstruction was allowed in the street, in the way
of carts standing about. He observed a cart standing opposite
defendant's house, alongside the pathway. It was 5 minutes past 11, and
stood there till 12 o'clock and past. The name on the cart was James
Neal of Folkestone; the cart was empty. Defendant keeps the "Oddfellows
Arms." Did not say anything to the defendant about it then, but has seen
it standing there several times since. When it was standing is a public
street. The cart belongs to defendant.
Mr. John Bamford, sworn, deposed he was surveyor of the borough of
Folkestone; knew the "Oddfellows Arms." The road at the back, Back
Street, is a public road, kept up and repaired by the Corporation.
Defendant had no question to ask.
Defendant said that he had put his cart there to load herrings from
his stores; his cart stood by the kerb, and the roadway was wide enough
for ten carts; he was not aware he was doing wrong in any way; he urged
as an objection that it could not be called a street, having only one
side to it; it might be a terrace.
This, however, was over-ruled by the Bench.
Mr. Boarer said there was a difference of opinion between himself and
his colleague about this matter. It is at the request of the Nuisance
Committee that this course was carried out; it was a question with him
to have inflicted a fine of 40s. and costs; his colleague will tell you
presently what he intends to do; if a smaller fine is in accordance with
his view he should agree to it.
Mr. Kelcey said that he thought a smaller fine would meet the justice
of the case; he should fine defendant 1s. and costs 10s. The fine and
costs were paid.
From the Folkestone Observer 6 February, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
CART IN STREET
Monday February 1st:- Before James Kelcey and R.W. Boarer Esqs.
James Dawson Neal was fined 1s., with 10s. costs, for having his
empty cart in the street.
From the Folkestone Observer 10 December, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
STEALING A GUERNSEY
Tuesday December 6th:- Before R.W. Boarer, Esq.
William George, a French mariner, speaking English, was charged with
stealing a blue Guernsey shirt, a pair of black trousers &c.
John Benfield, mariner, living at the "Oddfellows Arms" said that on
Monday the 7th of November, prisoner was at the "Oddfellows," and
occupied the same bedroom with him. Witness rose at 6 o'clock on the
morning of Tuesday 8th November, and prisoner and witness's clothes were
gone. The whole of the property was worth 14s. or 15s. The Guernsey and
the knife produced were his.
Richard Seith, Deal P.C., received information of a Frenchman
stealing the last witness's clothes and went with the last witness in
search of him, but could not find him. About three weeks back prisoner
came to Deal again in company with another man and witness apprehended
him, he having prosecutor's Guernsey and knife then upon him. He then
went in search of the other man who was with him, and both were
committed to Sandwich jail for three weeks on a charge of stealing
sacks. Prisoner told witness that he bought the Guernsey in London, and
the knife was his own.
P.C. Woodland received the prisoner yesterday at Sandwich jail, and
on the way to Folkestone prisoner admitted that he took the things.
Prisoner now said he came from Dover to Folkestone to look for a job.
He was very cold and hungry, and took the poor fellow's clothes. He was
very sorry for it, and did not intend to do anything wrong. That at Deal
was not his fault. The other man did it himself.
Committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
During the reign of Peter Philpott 1972-84 he changed the sign on the
front of the building to read "Sir Peter Philpott Oddfellows' Arms" and was
promptly instructed by then owners, Whitbread, to remove the additional
lettering. (The original Sir Peter Philpott being a Knight, born in London
in 1488 and died in 1540.)
In 2001 the name changed to the "Front,"
this lasted under that name till 2004 when it became the "Nostalgia
50s Bar," this stayed with that name for two years till in 2006 was
renamed the "Three Mackerel."
From 2006 to 2008 it again changed name to "Euphioria."
Now unfortunately closed.
JORDAN James 1847-49
BROOKS William 1849-51
NEAL Hannah 1851-52
NEAL James Dawson 1852-69+
NEAL Ann 1869-70
BARKER James 1870
CARTER John 1870-81
HARNDEN/HORNDEN William 1881-87
HOARE George 1887-88
CARTER Robert 1888-92
WHIDDETT George 1892-94
COLEMAN Frederick 1894-1906
SHAW Edwin 1906-11
SKINNER George 1911-28
SKINNER Florence E 1928-41
SKINNER George 1940-41
SKINNER Ellen 1941-45
SKINNER George 1945-61
ROGERS Thomas 1961
EVANS Charles 1961-65
PRICE Charles 1965-67
CONWAY John 1967-72
PHILPOTT Peter 1972-84
CARPENTER Leslie 1984-91
JEGGO Larry 1991-95
DARLING Walter & Andrew 1995
GILHAM Roy 1995-96
GILHAM Roy and BRANDY Louise 1996-99
GILHAM Roy and MCLAREN Nicholas 1999
ROY Gilham, MCLAREN, Nicholas, METSON Dennis and O'TOOLE Catherine
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Post Office Directory 1862
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 Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Post Office Directory 1938
From More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney
From the Folkestone Chronicle