DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest May 1873

(Name from)

Rodney

Latest May 1873+

(Name to)

25 Commercial Quay

Dover

 

This is a house that eluded Barry Smith and I have only found the one reference to it to date. Barry concluded that after 1873 there was no evidence of the "Princess Alexandra" which isn't surprising as my find tells of that public-house changing its name to the "Rodney."

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 9 May, 1873.

ALTERATION OF A PUBLIC-HOUSE SIGN

On the application of Mr. Coleman, the Magistrates gave permission to the landlord of the “Princess Alexandra,” Commercial Quay, to alter the present name of his house to that of “The Rodney.”

 

 

Evidentially it didn't last with that name for long, for as soon as it was taken over by George Baker, the name changed again to the "Jolly Sailor."

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 14 November, 1873.

LICENSING BUSINESS

Permission to sell was granted at the "Rodney" to George Baker. The name of the house  to be altered to the "Jolly Sailor."

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

Last pub licensee had TOMLIN Mr J Apr/1873+ Dover Express

BAKER George Nov/1873+ Dover Express

 

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