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Page Updated:- Thursday, 20 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1890-

Pig and Whistle

Latest 1900

Upper Street

Tilmanstone

Pig and Whistle painting

Above picture kindly sent to me by Kathleen Hollingsbee, showing a painting by Ron Ayres, of an even older painting of the "Pig and Whistle" in the late 1800s. The original is still somewhere in the village.

 

Information kindly supplied by Kathleen Hollingsbee.

This pub was situated in the upper part of the village, opposite the end of Vicarage Lane and adjacent to Forge Cottage and became the Old Bakery around about 1900 when the Lawrence family had a shop, Post Office and bakery there. The house is now a private dwelling.

 

South Eastern Gazette 21 September 1847.

THE "PIG AND WHISTLE."

In almost every large town there is sure to be a public-house with the sign of the "Pig and Whistle." The term is a corruption of the "Peg and Wassail." In the wassail bowl, the liquor was divided into equal quantities by pegs placed one above the others, to make men drink fairly.

 

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