Sort file:- Gravesend, February, 2022.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 23 February, 2022.


Earliest 1848

Darley Arms

Open 2020+

9 Trafalgar Road


Darnley Arms 1938

Above photo 1938.

Darnley Arms

Above photo date unknown.

Darnler Arms 1926

Above photo circa 1926, showing licensee Jack Wiltshire in the doorway, kindly sent by Ann Clayden.

Darnley Arms

Above photo, date unknown.

Darnley Arms 2014

Above photos 17 July 2014, kindly supplied by Roy Moore.

Darnley Arms 2020

Above photo, April 2020, kindly taken and sent by Ian Goodrick.


From The Era 9 September 1849.

"Darnley Arms," corner of Clifton-grove and Trafalgar road. License refused.


Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Thursday 24 December 1908.

Suicide at Gravesend.

A verdict of "Suicide during temporary insanity" was returned at an inquest at Chatham, yesterday, on Robert John Wildwood (34), landlord of the "Darnley Arms," Gravesend.

It was stated that deceased acted as treasurer to a slate club, and owing to bad trade, was 44 in arrears. He went to Chatham to see some relatives, but his efforts to raise the money were unsuccessful.

He became depressed, and ended his life, at his mother's house, by taking a quantity of spirits of salts. (Hydrocloric Acid. Paul Skelton.)



E Rogers and J R Wiltcher were related through marriage. J R Wiltcher is at the Phoenix in the 1922 Kellys directory.


From the By Messenger Reporter, 28 July 2017.

Landlady of two Gravesend pubs to do bar crawl for Little Buds Intensive Care Unit at Darent Valley Hospital.

A landlady is taking part in a charity bar crawl with a twist.

Kimberly Brampton-Green will be literally crawling from pub to pub, with no alcohol involved, at least until after the challenge is finished.

It is all to raise money for the Little Buds Intensive Care Unit at Darent Valley Hospital where Kim’s son George was treated for complications at birth.

Kimberley Brampton-Green 2017

Kimberly and her colleagues are raising money for the Little Buds Intensive Care Unit. Picture: Andy Payton.

George fell into a coma which resulted in him suffering brain damage.

ICU was excellent with helping George and in return Kim is raising money and awareness.

Kim is the landlady of the "Cricketers" in Arthur Street, Gravesend and the Darnley Arms in Trafalgar Road. She will be joined by two of her bar staff, Shannon Bonner and Louise Kelly, for the crawl between the two.

The trio will be dressed in Army outfits and start their fundraiser tomorrow at 1pm, at the Darnley Arms.

There has been 200 raised so far both from the pubs and online.



MACKRELL Thomas 1855+

OSMOTHERLEY William 1861-65+ (age 57 in 1861Census)


ELFORD James Mar/1879-91+ (age 57 in 1881Census) Gravesend Reporter

WARWOOD Robert J 1901+ (age 27 in 1901Census)

FENNER John 1911+ (widower age 72 in 1911Census)

MOORE Alfred Thomas 1913-22+

Last pub licensee had WILTSHIRE Jack R 1922-26+

ROGERS E 1930+

SAXBY Ernest Snr to 1938

BRAMPTON-GREEN Kimberley 2017+



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