Sort file:- Broadstairs, May, 2021.

Page Updated:- Monday, 03 May, 2021.


Earliest 1850s

Balmoral Hotel

Latest 1946

(Name to)

(13 in 1861Census) Albion Street


Balmoral Hotel 1930s

Above photo circa 1930s.


The Hotel was established around the 1850s but ceased trading as a hotel in 1946, but the pub side continued after this date.


From the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette, Thursday 2 May 1867.

The Loss of a Skiff' and Four Lives.—Broadstairs, Saturday.

Information reached here last evening that the lifeboat skiff the Champion had been picked up keel uppermost the other side of the Goodwin Sands, and towed into Dover harbour that day. The skiff was the property of a man named John Collins, landlord of the "Balmoral Hotel," Broadstairs, and on Easter Monday the proprietor, named William Kenny, Henry Munt, and a boatman named William Ralph, started in the skiff for Deal, for the purpose of being present at the Dover Review. They reached Deal all safe, and in the evening embarked for the return journey, but neither the skiff nor its occupants had been heard of since until the former was picked up yesterday. The whole of the party are stated to have been perfectly sober when they embarked, and there is but little doubt that the boat was upset by one of the many sudden squalls that were sweeping the Downs on the night of the Review, and the whole of the men drowned. The boatman Ralph leaves four children totally unprovided for, and Renny leaves a wife and three children. Collins also leaves a wife and two children, but Munt was a single man. A reward has been offered for the recovery of the bodies of the unfortunate men.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 7 April 1900. Price 1d.


The High Street establishment of Messrs. J. Fells and Son, grocers, was burglariously entered late on Wednesday or early on Thursday morning. The thief obtained access to the premises through a fanlight, and money and stamps to the value of at least 3 10s were taken. A large quantity or copper were in the shop, and singularly enough, a number of parcels of these were left behind by the unknown intruder, who apparently, ransacked the drawers, found some old keys, and tried the safe. Then he let himself out by means of the store door, which, being fastened on the inside, he could easily open. The same enterprising thief, or thieves, evidently paid a visit to Broadstairs on Thursday night. The "Balmoral Hotel" was entered by means of a fanlight, and seven bottles of spirits, three overcoats, a gentleman's and a lady's mackintosh, together with about 5s. in cash, being stolen.


Dover Express 13 May 1921.

At the Dover Police Court on Friday last, the licence of the "Balmoral" Hotel was transferred from Mr. Rudd to Mrs. Dipple, whose husband is licensee of "The Brockley Jack", Brockley. Mr. R. Mowll made the application.



HERRISON William 1855+ Post Office Directory 1855

COLLIN John 1861-67 dec'd (age 48 in 1861Census) Kelly's 1862Post Office 1867Kelly's 1874

COLLIN Ann 1867-71+ (widow inn keeper age 54 in 1871Census)

MORLEY Richard 1881-82+ CensusPost Office Directory 1882

SEARLES Walter 1890-91+ Kelly's 1890Post Office Directory 1891

CHAPMAN John Baynes 1899-Dec/02 (age 53 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1899Dover ExpressKelly's 1903

COOKE John Dec/1902+ Dover Express

WILSON Thomas to Jan/1910

GARNETT Harry Arthur Jan/1910+ (saddler and harness maker of London)

JACKSON Jane 1911+ (widow age 43 in 1911Census)

RUDD Mr to May/1921 Dover Express

DIPPLE Mrs May/1921+ Dover Express

Brame's Balmoral Hotel 1934-38+ Kelly's 1934Kelly's 1838


Post Office Directory 1855From the Post Office Directory 1855

Kelly's 1862From the Kelly's Directory 1862

Kelly's 1874From the Kelly's Directory 1874

Post Office 1867From the Post Office Directory 1867

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1890From the Kelly's Directory 1890

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Kelly's 1838From the Kelly's Directory 1938


Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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