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Sort file:- Whitstable, June, 2022.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1861-

Golden Lion

Latest 2009+

(Name to)

12 Church Road (Belmont Road)

Whitstable

Golden Lion 2009

Above photo, 2009, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Golden Lion sign 1992

Above sign, July 1992.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 16 July, 1864.

SHORT WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AND FALSE SCALES.

A number of cases of short weights and measures and defective scales were reported to the Court by Mr. Mount, inspector of weights and measures for the Home Division. After hearing the circumstances the magistrates convicted and imposed fines as follows:—

Richard Hurrell, landlord of the “Golden Lion,” Whitstable, for seven deficient measures, three purporting to be quarts and the others pints, fined 1 and 8s. costs.

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 13 February, 1909.

COUNTY LICENSING SESSIONS AT CANTERBURY.

The general annual licensing meeting for the Home Division was held at the Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury, on Saturday, when the magistrates present were Lieut.-Colonel S. Newton Dickenson (in the chair), Messrs. F. H. Wilbee W. A. Lochee, A. A. Kemp, F. J. Godden, P. Igguulden, J. Hogbin, and Dr. J. Bewes.

The annual report of Superintendent Heard was read, which was as follows:—

.....

A summons has also been issued against Wallace Warner, the licensee of the "Golden Lion," Whitstable, an ale-house for permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises on the the 26th of January, and is down for hearing this day. Under these circumstances I most respectfully ask that the renewal of this licence be adjourned until the adjourned annual licensing meeting.

The Chairman said he was pleased to think that their duties that day were light, the report on the whole being satisfactory, and particularly satisfactory insofar as there had been a decrease in the number of cases of drunkenness. The magistrates had signed all the licenses not being opposed with the exception of the "Prince of Wales," Herne Bay, and the "Golden Lion," Whitstable, which would be adjourned until March 6th (the adjourned licensing day) for consideration.

 

There is a legend that says that the "Golden Lion" was originally on the opposite side of the road but was dismantled and moved to its present spot by the railway company; around 1850s. The workforce certainly increased at this time and the census records show that many houses had lodgers.

I am informed that the "Labour Club" now operate from this venue, having moved from its previous location in the Arches under the Railway Bridge.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CORNHILL Joseph 1861+ (age 35 in 1861Census)

Last pub licensee had HURRELL Richard 1864+

STUPPLE Stephen jun 1871-74+ (also carpenter age 28 in 1871Census)

PETTMAN Frederick 1881-82+ (also shipwright age 31 in 1881Census)

HUMPHREY Edward John 1891-1903+ (age 43 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

WARNER Wallace 1907-Mar/09

BARDEN Stephen Mar/1909-18+ (age 64 in 1911Census)

BARHAM William A 1922-38+ Kelly's 1924

BUSS Stan 1956-84+

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

 

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kelly's 1924From the Kelly's Directory 1924

 

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