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Sort file:- Ashford, March, 2020.

Page Updated Ashford:- Sunday, 15 March, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Locomotive

Open 2020+

65-67 Beaver Road

Ashford

Locomotive

Above photo kindly sent by Chris Excell, date unknown.

Locomotive

Later picture by Chris Excell, date unknown.

Locomotive sign 1995

Above sign, March 1995.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Vic Farmer 1945

Above photo showing licensee Vic Farmer in 1945. Kindly sent by Chris Excell from previous licensee Clive Guest.

Awaiting picture of Whitbread sign.

Above card issued March 1955. Sign series 4 number 22.

 

Kentish Gazette 18 November 1862.

ASHFORD. COUNTY COURT, MONDAY.

(Before C. Harwood, Esq., Judge.)

BATES v QUESTED.

The plaintiff, a farmer, sought to recover 6 10s, for corn, etc., from the defendant, who keeps the "Locomotive Inn," Ashford, but also carries on the business of a carrier, etc. He pleaded a set-off to nearly the full amount of the claim, paying the balance into court. The plaintiff disputed all the items of this set-off, the first of which was a charge of 15s, a-day for carrying bark from Backhouse Wood to Smeeth Station, a distance of three miles. The plaintiff said the defendant had generally charged by the ton for doing this, and last year carried bark double the distance for half the price. The judge thought the charge a moderate one, and allowed it. There were also a number of items for fixtures and repairs to a house which Quested had tenanted under the plaintiff, but which he had recently left. He alleged that Mr. Bates authorised him to do these repairs, and put up the fixtures, and also promised to pay him for a large crop of potatoes, cabbage, etc, which he left in the garden. The plaintiff alleged the converse of this, and after a patient hearing, His Honour declined to allow anything for the garden crop, reducing the set-off to 3 12s., giving judgement for a small balance.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

 

LICENSEE LIST

QUESTED Mr 1862+ Kentish Gazette

REEVES J 1869-70+

AYRES James Edward 1874+

HALL Robert W 1881-91+ (age 64 in 1891Census)

CURR William George 1913+

DOBSON John Hadnet Bryce 1922+

DOBSON Emily Elsie Mrs 1930+

DENT Alfred 1938+

FARMER Vic 1945+

GUEST Clive ????

http://pubshistory.com/Locomotive.shtml

https://www.whatpub.com/locomotive

 

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette

CensusCensus

 

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