Sort file:- Peckham East and West, March, 2024.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 26 March, 2024.


Earliest 1860-


Latest 1935

(Name to)

The Pound

East Peckham

Mitre 1918

Above postcard circa 1918, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Showing the pub in the livery of Jude, Hanbury & Co, of the Kent Brewery, Wateringbury. After Whitbread bought out Jude, Hanbury (which, by then, had moved production to Canterbury) in 1929 the former Kent Brewery houses were transferred to Frederick Leney & Co, of the Phoenix Brewery, also in Wateringbury, which Whitbread had bought out 1927.

East Peckham map 1968

Above map 1868.


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South Eastern Gazette, 11 September, 1860.

Petty Sessions, Sept. 3. Before J. Savage, Esq., chairman, Lord Falmouth, the Hon. and Rev. Sir F. J. Stapleton, Bart., Col. Fletcher, W. Lee, Esq., M.P., R. Tassell, J. W. Stratford, and M. H. Dalison, Esqrs., and Capt. Cheere, R.N.)

Thomas Lawrance, of the "Mitre" beer-shop, Poundfleld, applied for a spirit licence. He was supported by Mr. W. S. Norton. It was shown that the road at times was so flooded that persons could not go to a licensed house without wading through water to a considerable depth, and that it was an increasing locality. The license was allowed.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 25 October 1935.

The Merry Boys.

An application was made to the Bench to change the name of the "Mitre Inn," East Peckham, to the "Merry Boys." Mr. F. Marchant on behalf of the owners, Messrs. Leney and Co., Wateringbury, remainder the Bench that the "Merry Boys" was closed down last year. They thought it would be a pity to let such a unique name lapse.

The Bench acceded to the request.



LAWRENCE Thomas 1860-62+ (also wheelwright)

LAMER/LARNER Thomas 1871+ (age 46 in 1871Census)

DAY Edward 1874+

BALDWIN William 1881+ (widower age 59 in 1881Census)

EXCELL G 1890+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

REEVES Cornelius 1903+ Kelly's 1903

BROOKS Joseph Job 1911-22+ (age 48 in 1911Census)

MUMBRAY Robert Frederick 1930+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal


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