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Notes of 1951


Charrington's price list 1951

Above Charrington's price list kindly sent by Brenda Kemp.

Charrington's price list 1951

Above Charrington's price list kindly sent by Brenda Kemp.

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 3 August, 1951.

License Application Withdrawn

Refused by Planning Committee

There was very little business effecting Dover at the adjourned Licensing Sessions at the Town Hall on Monday. Mr. W. Hollis was Chairman of the Magistrates.

Ywo local applications - Mr. F. A. Tyrell and Mr. N. Robinson - who had advertised for their intentions of applying for a wine license, were not heard, their applications being turned down by the Licensing Planning Committee.

An extension of permitted hours from 10-11 p.m. was granted to the "Five Bells," Ringwould, for a dance at the Village Hall, Ringwould, on Saturday, (to-morrow).

A full transfer of licence was agreed for the "Hand and Sceptre," London Road, from Mr. Horace Francis to Mr. Frederick John Stephen, formerly a civil servant messenger of Sidcup.

Plans were approved for structural alterations at The "Tower Inn", Tower Street, "Hotel de France", New Bridge, and the "Alma", Folkestone Road.

Restricted licences were granted for the Links Hotel, Broadstairs (which had lapsed) at a monopoly value of 150 for 3 years; Fairness Hotel, Kingsgate, same period, no objections having been raised.

An application for a licence for residents and guests to have intoxicants with their meals was granted to Mr. Henry David Johnson, for the Esplanade Hotel, Broadstairs. Mr. Johnson stated that last year he had 1,124 guests, including 3 M.P.s, who stayed for a week or more and about eighty per cent of the adult number asked for alcoholic beverage. He had lost trade from a number of organisations who, on applying for accommodation, had gone elsewhere on learning he had no licence. Two witnesses agreed that the licence would be an asset to the town, and two objected on behalf of the Free Church Council and the Good Templars. There were no police comments, and the licence was granted at a monopoly value for 3 years of 90.


Off-Licence for Capel

Wingham Magistrates sitting at the adjourned licensing sessions at Canterbury yesterday (Thursday) approved an application made for the removal of the beer off-licence (which had been in suspense), from the Beer Stores, 37, Peer Street, Dover, to the Lancaster Stores, Capel-le-Ferne.

It was stated that the Dover premises, owned by Fremlins, Ltd. were to be acquired by the Corporation. An agreement had been made between Fremlins and Mr. Alfred J. Semark, owner of the Lancashire Stores, the only consideration being that the latter should purchase the beer from the former at beerhouse prices.

There was no opposition, and Mr. Semark gave evidence of demand, particularly during the season.

On he application of Mr. J. W. Girling, Mr. Charles Jaynes, was granted a music licence in respect of the concert room of the "Greyhound," Aylesham.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 23 March, 1951.

Easter Drinking Hours

Easter holiday extensions until 11 p.m. on Saturday and Monday were granted to a number of local licensees by Dover Magistrates on Friday.

The original application, until 11.45 p.m. was made by Mr. N. W. S. Mitchison, on behalf of the Dover and District Licensed  Victuallers' Association.

Announcing the decision of the Magistrates  to grant the extension until 11. p.m., the Chairman (Mr. H. T. Hawksfield) said the bench were prepared to grant similar applications from other licensees providing they were made promptly.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 11 May, 1951.

Whitsun Drinking Hours

Extensions of the licensing hours from 10.30 until 11.00 p.m. on Saturday and Whit Monday evenings were granted to members of the Dover and District Licensed Victuallers' Association by Dover Magistrates on Monday.

The original application, until 11.30 p.m. was made by Mr. N. W. S. Mitchison, on behalf of the Association, and, although no objection was raised by the police, Mr. Mitchison was asked to amend the application to 11 p.m.

Announcing the Magistrates' decision to grant the amended application, the Chairman (Mr. G. Golding) stated that favourable consideration would be given to similar application by licensees who were not members of the Association.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 3 August, 1951.

Later Drinking Hours Granted

Holiday Closing to be 11.45.

For the first time for some years Dover Magistrates have granted an application by the local Licensed Victuallers' Association, for Bank Holiday extensions until 11.45 p.m. tomorrow and Monday evening.

Making the application on Monday, Mr. Wilfred Mowll urged the Bench to make a concession this year, which after all, was one of festivity. He did not know what part Dover was playing in the Festival, but elsewhere the authorities regarded it as a year of unique festivities. Even the Police, he understood, were raising no objections, and, as far as he could see, there was no reason why it should not be granted.

Inspector Piddock confirmed that he had been instructed to leave the matter entirely to the Magistrates and after a brief discussion the Chairman (Mr. W. Hollis) announced their decision to grant the application.

"I suppose next year," he added, "the application will be for 12 o'clock?" - Mr Mowll: "That will have to be decided next year, sir."

The Bench included Mr. W. Hollis (Chairman), Miss P. Elnor, and Messrs. A. S. Haines and R. Newman, who also granted similar applications by the White Cliffs Hotel and Mason's Arms.