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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest Sep 1983

(Name from)

Strides

Latest 1985

(Name to)

30 Coombe Valley Road

Dover

Strides circa 1987

Strides circa 1984 (Photo by Paul Skelton)

 

Once the "Primrose Hall" which closed in 1983. Following alterations it reopened under this sign on 9 September 1983. The sign depicted four or five athletes, either racing each other or running across country. It would have offered little inspiration to the average person I would think. The public bar seemed to be in permanent semi darkness whatever the time of day, the loud music provided, acceptable to a certain element of society today, probably sufficed to drive a like number of the opposite camp away. A new image pub if you like.

 

It was a time when the brewer tried to cater for all tastes. As an experiment this must have proved an expensive failure. By 1985 the Fremlin sign was once more the "Primrose".

 

LICENSEE LIST

GROVES B J 1983

SCHMIDT M T 1983

 

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