Page Updated:- Saturday, 23 October, 2021.


Earliest 1851-


Open 2020+

2 Albion Place

Aylesford Green


01233 622795


Above postcard date unknown, with kind permission from Eric Hartland.

Albion 1019

Above postcard circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Albion 2009

Above photo 2009 by David Anstiss Creative Commons Licence.

Albion sign 1991

Above sign, July 1991.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


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


Kentish Gazette, 4 November 1851.


At the sitting of the Magistrates on Saturday, Nov. 1, (present, J. B. Wildman, Esq., E. R. Sayer, Esq., Wm. Burra, Esq., Harry Wm. Carter, Esq., and the Revs. E. R. Nares, N. Toke, and J. Dufton,) Arthur Marsh, landlord of the "Albion Inn," Willisborough, was summoned by Superintendent Gifford for having his house open on Sunday, Oct. 20, during the hours of divine service, tor the sale of malt and spirituous liquors. Superintendent Gilford stated that on the morning in question, about ten, he visited the house, and found nine persons smoking and drinking; he called the attention of Mr. Marsh to it, who said that he had nothing to do with it—that he had let the house to Mr. Ash, of Canterbury, and that a person named Shoveller was then in possession. The Superintendent told him, that was nothing to do with it, as the license was in his name, and had not been transferred. Shoveller then made his appearance, and said that some of the persons were lodgers. He again visited the house at twenty minutes past eleven o'clock, and not gaining admittance by the front door, went round to the back, and found seventeen persons, some of them smoking, but the beer had been, removed.

In answer to questions put by the Bench, Mr. Ash said that the house was now in his hands, and trusted the magistrates would deal leniently with the case, promising that the house should be well conducted for the future.

Mr. Wildman, on this promise being made, and taking into consideration that Marsh was out of the house, said that he would fine him in the mitigated penalty of 40s. and costs.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 28 July 1894. Price 1d.


The East Kent Coroner (R. M. Mercer. Esq.) held an inquest on Monday at the “Albion Inn,” Willesborough, on the body of Jane Petts, a girl nine years of age, who died from poisoning through eating hedge berries.

Frederick Petts, bricklayer, residing at 6, River Row, Willesborough, deposed that the deceased was his daughter, aged nine years. The death took place on Sunday at 4.30 a.m. at his house. The child had been ill since Thursday and Mr. Owen had been attending her.

Mr. Richard Foster Owen, surgeon, deposed that he was called to see the deceased on Friday morning. He found her in great pain and breathing with difficulty. Her countenance was livid and she was suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting undigested leaves. He treated the child, and had hopes of her recovery. She had been eating the herb produced, and poisonous hedge berries. In his opinion she died from vegetable poisoning. Not having made a post-mortem, he could not say the actual poison and if he made one, he would probably be unable to say more than that death resulted from vegetable poison.

Ada Petts, mother of the deceased, deposed that she put her daughter to bed at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Witness' attention was drawn to her by her screams. Witness took berries from her as late as Thursday. She had often taken berries from her. Deceased told witness she bad been eating some.

The jury returned a verdict that deceased died from vegetable poisoning, causing inflammation of the bowels.

From an email received, 6 October 2017.

Goodwin family

Above photo showing Henry and Alice Maria Goodwin with daughters Alice Priscilla and Evelyn Dorothy. Date unknown, kindly sent by Jo Willett.


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.



MARSH Arthur 1851+

WANSTALL J 1855-62+

DOWN George 1871-82+ (age 58 in 1871Census)

GREENWALL James 1891+

GOODWIN Henry 1901-03+ (age 37 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

GOODWIN Alice Marie (wife of Henry) 1913-18+

BARTON Bernard Charles 1922+ (Married Alice Priscilla Goodwin)

Last pub licensee had COLLINSON Joseph 1930-34+ (dec'd aged 44 married Evelyn Dorothy Goodwin)

PHILLIPS Arthur L 1938+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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