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Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 June, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1771-

Ship Inn

Closed mid 1980s

 

Upstreet

Ship Inn 1900

Above postcard, circa 1900.

Ship 1900

Above postcard, circa 1900, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.

Ship 1907

Above photo, 1907, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ship

Above date unknown.

Ship 1910

Above postcard, circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ship 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship sign sign 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1963

Above photo, October 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1963

Above photo, October 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1964

Above photo, January 1964, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1964

Above photo, January 1964, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship Inn 1964

Above photo, November 1964, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Ship 1968

Above postcard, circa 1968, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Ship 1968

Above postcard, circa 1968, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Former Ship 2009

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

Ship Inn sign 1963Ship sign 1986

Above sign left, 1963, above sign right, May 1986.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Ship Inn beermat 1970s

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

Ship Inn beermat 1970s

Above beermat, circa 1970s. 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.

According to conversation in Facebook the pub in the 1970s was light by oil lights, and they had a pianola where you just pedalled to play music that was generated automatically from a punched hole roll or card. They also played music on a Photograph record player.

 

Kentish Gazette, Saturday 27th of April 1771.

To be sold by public auction to the highest bidder, not on Tuesday as mentioned in our last, but on Monday, 29th of April, 1771, at the sign of the "Ship" at Upstreet, about three of the clock in the afternoon.

A neat modern built messuage or tenement, with the stable, buildings, garden, and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate and being in the borough of Hoath in the parish of Reculver, and now in the several occupations of Mr. Edward Edwards, and Samuel Farbrace, or they're under tenants.

Enquire of Mr. Matson, Attorney at Law at Sandwich.

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Tuesday 10 March 1801.

To be sold to the highest bidder.

On Tuesday the 17th of this inst. March, between the hours of 11 and 12 in the forenoon, at the "Ship," at Upstreet, in Chislett, in the county of Kent. The following freeholder Estates.

Lot 5. The Reversion expectant on the death of a Lady age near 60-years, of and in the messuage called the "Ship," and the gardens situated in Upstreet, in Chisletts aforesaw in the occupation of the said Stephen Watts.

For further particulars apply to Mr. Cumming, at Canterbury.

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Friday 21 February 1806.

Saturday last, at Upstreet, in the parish of Chislet. Mrs. Watts, wife of Mr. Stephen Watts, late landlords of the "Ship" public house.

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Tuesday 8th July 1834.

DEATH.

July 2, after a long illness, Mr. B Bayley, landlord of the "Ship Inn," Upstreet, age 48 years.

 

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

WATTS Stephen 1801+

BAILEY Benjamin to 2/July/1834 dec'd

ARNOLD William 1851+ (age 37 in 1851Census)

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 1891-1903+ Kelly's 1903 (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

SLEE Jack & Pam ????

TARRY Rodney to 1980s

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

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

CensusCensus

 

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