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Page Updated:- Friday, 11 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1834-

Ship Inn

Closed mid 1980s

 

Upstreet

Ship Inn 1900

Above postcard, circa 1900.

Ship 1905

Above photo 1905, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ship 1907

Above photo, 1907, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ship

Above date unknown.

Former Ship 2009

Above photo from Google maps, March 2009 shows the former "Ship."

Ship sign 1986

Above sign, May 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Ship Inn beermat 1970s

Above beermat, circa 1970's. Kindly sent by Mike L.

 

Although I am informed that it was supplied by Rigden's ales of Canterbury, later Fremlins and then Whitbread; it was bought as a Freehouse in the late 70s. I am also informed that although the sign says Courage, I don't believe it was ever tied to this brewery, but obviously sold their beers.

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 17 March 1877.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S PETTY SESSIONS. A QUARRELSOME MAN.

Stephen Brown, labourer, Chislett, was summoned for that on the 2nd. inst., at Chislett, he being then and there drunk and quarrelsome, did refuse to quit the licensed premises of William Judges when requested to do so.

Complainant said that he was the landlord of the "Ship Inn" at Chislett. On the day named the defendant came into his house in a drunken state, was very quarrelsome, and several of the persons in his house left in consequence. The defendant went into the tap room and called for some beer but as he was drunk witness refused to serve him with any liquor. He then became noisy and threatened to strike witness's wife. He ordered defendant to leave the house but he would not leave and witness was obliged to put him out.

Witness in reply to the Bench, said the defendant frequently annoyed him by coming into his house drunk.

The defendant, who did not appear, was fined 20s. and costs, or in default 14 days' hard labour.

 

 

The last licensee was a Mr Rodney Tarry, who closed the pub in the mid 1980s in order to turn it into an old people's home. In addition to being a publican, Rod was also a British pipe smoking champion!

 

LICENSEE LIST

BAILEY Benjamin to Aug/1834 dec'd

MATCHAM Edwin H 1858+

EWELL William 1871-74+ (age 57 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874

JUDGES William to Jun/1878 dec'd (age 56 in 1878)

JUDGE Ann Judge 1881-82+ (age 53 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882

KERNAN William J 1891 (age 49 in 1891Census)

BARTON Mr 1936+

HARRIS Chales R 1938+ Post Office Directory 1938

Last pub licensee had ALLEN William Richerd 1959-62 Next pub licensee had

ATKINS Derek (Tommy) & Thelma 1962-69

TARRY Rodney to 1980s

SLEE Jack & Pam ????

http://pubshistory.com/Ship.shtml

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

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Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

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