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Earliest 1830+

Poplar Tree

Latest 1921

(Name to)

Earl Street 1881Census / Albion Road 1911Census / America Street


Poplar Tree 1908

Above postcard postmarked 1908, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.


This was described as an Anti 1868 Beerhouse, meaning that it had first been awarded a license under the 1830 beer Act and allowed the house to continue to remain licensed by paying their annual fee without having to attend the licensing sessions, however, only beer was allowed to be sold.

The premises was bought by a Mr. Fuggles in 1921 and hired out to the "Marden Working Man's Club" from 2007 known as the "Marden Village Club"


Local knowledge, pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

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.

All emails are answered.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 6th March, 1917.

Adjourned Licensing Sessions.

The adjourned licensing sessions for the Cranbrook Petty Sessional Division were held on Thursday, before Mr. E. L. Tomlin (chairman), Captain G. S. Hancock, Messrs. J. A. Drush, W. Nash, J. Hanmer, A. Hardcastle, and E. E. Selmes. Superintendent Cheeseman opposed renewal of the following licences on the grounds of redundancy.

 The "Poplar Tree," Marden, owned by Style and Winch Ltd,. and held by Lawrence Knight.


Kent Messenger and Gravesend Telegraph, Saturday 28th July, 1917.

The licensing (Consolidation) Act, 1910.

Notice as to Sending in Claims to be treated as Persons Interested in Licensed Premises.

County of Kent, Western Division.

Notice is hereby given that the Compensation Authority for the above area having decided at their Principal Meeting held on 12th day of July, 1917, to refuse the Renewal of Licences of the premises specified below, all persons claiming to be interested in the said premises for the purpose of the payment of Compensation under the said act other than the Licensees and the Registered owner of the said premises are required to send to the Compensation Authority notice of their claims before the 20th day of August, 1917, for the purpose of enabling the Compensation Authority to ascertain in manner provided by the Licensing Rules, 1910, the persons entitled to Compensation on under the said Act in respect of the said premises.

Notice of claims, giving particulars of the interests claimed, should be sent to the Clerk of the Compensation Authority at this Office at the Sessions House, Maidstone.

"Poplar Tree," The Village, Marden. Beerhouse (Ante 1869). Samuel Knight. Style & Winch, Ltd., Maidstone.

W.B. Prosser, Clerk of the Compensation Authority, Sessions House, Maidstone. Dated this 26th day of July, 1917.


Maidstone Telegraph Saturday 17th November 1917.

West Kent Licensing Committee. Compensation appointments.

Mr. Coles Child presided, on Thursday, at a meeting of this committee, at the Sessions House, Maidstone, the other members present being: Colonel J. M. Rogers, Colonel Grubb, Messrs C. Tuff, Joseph Barker, R Batchelor, P. Butt-Gow, S. Lee Smith, H. Hannem, W. A. Smith-Masters, J. H. Hay Rudton, H. J. Wood and G. Naylor with the Clerk (Mr. W. B. Prosser), and the Valuer (Mr. H. M. Cobb, of Higham).

It was the "supplemental" meeting for the awarding of compensation in respect of licences "referred" earlier in the year.


The Clerk announced that agreements had been arrived at in the following cases:-

"Poplar Tree," beer house, The Village, Marden, 1,578 - 1441 9s. 4d. for the owners (Messrs Style and Winch,) and 136 10s. 8d. for the tenant (Mr. Samuel Knight.)




SOUTHON Caroline to Jan/1872 Maidstone and Kentish Journal

PENFOLD Edward Jan/1872+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

GASKIN James sen. 1877+ (also Thatcher age 51 in 1881Census)

GASKIN James jun. 1891+ (age 42 in 1891Census)

WILSON Arthur 1901+ (age 27 in 1901Census)

KNIGHT Samuel 1911-17 (also army pensioner age 51 in 1911Census)


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal



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