Page Updated:- Sunday, 27 November, 2022.


Earliest 1860s

Medway Inn

Open 2020+

18 Medway Place


01634 666619

Medway Inn 1925

Above photo circa 1925.

Medway Inn locals

Above photo, date unknown.

The names identified saying:- 1st left, Wally Glover, 2nd, Silas Martin, 3rd, Mr. Cornhill.

Front 2nd, Ike Stevens, 4th Mr. Harrod.

Extreme right, George Bateman.

Medway Inn

Above photo, date and names of people unknown.

Medway Inn

Above photo, date unknown.

Medway Inn 2019

Above Google image 2019.

Licensee Caroling Peters 1914

Above photo 1914, showing landlady Caroline Peters, and Reggie Peters who was born in 1910 and who went on to become the landlord of the "White Lion" in Cheriton.


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I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

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Chatham News, Saturday 27 August 1870.

County Magistrates, Rochester.

Tuesday. Magistrates, the Earl of Darnley; Rev. J. J. Marshall and Rev. A. Smith-Masters; Captain Savage and Colonel Bingham, C.B.

General Licensing Day. New applications.

There were 11 new applications for spirit licences.

Mr. F. J. Smith, barrister applied on the part of Mr. George Higham for a licence for the "New Medway Inn," at Wouldham. He produced photographs of the property, and a memorial signed most numerously by the inhabitants, and said his client has expanded 1400 on the house, and the build 18 houses. It was a new district, and had sprung up within the last few years, and was in the neighbourhood of the lime works and the Engineers' Camp.

Mr. Haywood opposed the application, and applied for a licence on the part of Mr. Peters, for the "Foresters' Arms." The houses he said was situated nearly opposite the Ferry, where he said at one time a Bishop of Rochester was drowned, and he had no doubt if there had been a licensed house there at the time, so that spirits could have been obtained, that his life might have been saved.

Mr. R. Prall opposed on the part of Mr. Baker, the landlord of the "Watermans' Arms," and contended that the licences applied for were not required, as his client's house was quite sufficient to supply the wants of the neighbourhood.

Mr. J. Bassett opposed on the part of the Vicar.

Both applications refused.



HIGHAM George 1870-81+ (age 53 in 1881Census)

PETERS Frederick 1891-1911+ (age 48 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1903

PETERS Caroline (wife) 1914+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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