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Earliest 1869

Prince of Wales

Latest 1949+


Collier Street

Prince of Wales 1950s

Above photo circa 1950s, kindly sent by Michael Mirams.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser - Saturday 07 May 1904.

To Brewers and Others. 1869. The Prince of Wales.

Situate at Collier Street, in the parish of Yalding, on the main road from Maidstone to Marden and Brenchley, in the heart of the hop and fruit district. The property, which belongs to the trustees of Yalding Charities, consists of a convenient Dwelling House and appurtenances with said license, together with 6 acres and 10 parcels (more or less) of very rich hop and fruit land, and a modern brick and tile Oast and convenient Farm Building. The whole has been in the occupation of the present tenant, Mr. Daniel Savage, and his father for the last 53 years. The present lease expires at Michaelmass, ????. The Trustees are now offering this eligible property for Sale by Tender, subject to the approval of the ????. Tenders are invited for sale of the Freehold (subject to the existing lease.)

Sealed tenders should be in the hands of the undersigned, on or before the first Thursday, June 14th, 1904. The Trustees do not hand themselves to accept the highest or any Tender.
Richard Theasbere, Clerk to the Trustees.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 21 January, 1916.


At the Mailing Petty Sessons on Monday the following Yalding licenses was transferred:—The "Prince of Wales Inn," from Henry Hatch to James Chapman; and the "Chestnut Tree" beerhouse to Emily Noakes.


Prince of Wales sign

Above sign, now owned by Sean Cole in San Diego. Which incidentally ended up inside a bar called "Downtown Johnny Brown's," in the 1980s, unfortunately now (2018) closed after being taken there by the man who undertook the renovation of the bar. It is said he sailed there with the sign as part of the Colonel Whitbread's yacht in the America's cup race.


Prince of Wales Whitbread signPrince of Wales card

Above aluminium card issued May 1949. Sign series 1 number 46.


Unfortunately now closed, date unknown and now a private residence called Kerry House.



SAVAGE Daniel 1861-81+ (also farmer age 47 in 1861Census)

MASTERS Peter 1881+ (age 35 in 1881Census)

STANLEY John 1891+ (also farmer age 50 in 1891Census)

SAVAGE William Kemp (son) 1901-03+ (age 58 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

STEADMAN George to Mar/1909

MILLEM George Mar/1909+

HATCH Henry to Jan/1916

HATCH Henry 1911-Jan/16 (age 55 in 1911Census)

CHAPMAN James Jan/1916-22+ (also Farmer in 1918)

SHRUBSOLE George Stedman 1918+

HORLEY Frederick 1922+

EASON Charles 1930-38+



Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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