DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1959

Royal Engineer

Latest 2000+

44 Medway Road

Twydall

Royal Engineer 2011

Above photo 2011, from www.Flickr.com by lossow.vamp.

Royal Engineer siign 2011

Above sign 2011.

 

From http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk

The "Royal Engineer" is one of two pubs and a church that moved from Brompton to Twydall in the late 1950s. At this time much of Brompton was being redeveloped (so called slum clearances) and much of the population was moved to the new housing developments in Twydall. The Pubs (and Church) were moved to try and retain some of the old 'community spirit'.

The "Royal Engineer" moved from the Corner of Manor Street and Wood Street to Twydall Green in 1959. It closed in the early 2000s (I think) and is now (2011) scheduled to become a Chinese Restaurant. As the notice on the pub blackboard says "another one bites the dust."

 

This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

As such I have found a picture of the pub, but to date have no other information. Local knowledge, further 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.

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