DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Canterbury, July, 2020.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 23 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1881-

Old Crown

Latest 1909+

(Name to)

43 High Street

Canterbury

Old Crown 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Old Crown 1905

Above postcard, 1905. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Shown direct centre.

Old Crown date unknown        Old Crown date unknown

Above photographs, date unknown, from the Historic Canterbury web site.

Old Crownn 1909

Above photo, 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Old Crown 1911

Above postcard, 1911, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

The two photos above show that the pub has been served by both Rigden's and also the Mackeson Brewery during it's time. I have managed to trace the premises from between 1881 and 1909 at present. However, it has been referred to as both the "New Crown" and also "Old Crown," but they are definitely the same pub. There being a large gap between the pub then and as it is today, (2012) operating as the "Cuban."

According to the notes found on the "Poem of Canterbury" document, the "Old Crown" was simply called the "Crown" till 1874.

The 1888 advert below states that it had also been known as "Newport's" or "Cowel's Wine and Spirit Stores." I assume Newport and Cowel being the proprietors or licensees, but have no dates for these as yet.

Old Crown advert 1888

Above advert, 1888, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

I also have mention regarding offices of the Kent Messenger, but don't know in what context.

 

LICENSEE LIST

LANGLEY/LONGLEY William Henry 1881-82+ CensusPost Office Directory 1882Kelly's 1882

FRENCH H J 1888+

SPARKES Mrs E A 1889-91+ Historic Canterbury web sitePost Office Directory 1891

ORGER Alfred to July/1894 Whitstable Times

MAKIN Arthur July/1894+ Whitstable Times

https://pubwiki.co.uk/OldCrown.shtml

 

CensusCensus

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Historic Canterbury web siteHistoric Canterbury web site www.machadoink.com

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

TOP Valid CSS Valid XTHML