DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 04 May, 2022.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Kingsdown Arms

Latest 1990s

The Street

Frinsted

Kingsdown Arms 1960s

Above photo, 1960s showing a Bedford OB parked outside the pub. Kindly sent by Clive Cheesman.

From an email received 9 July 2018.

Kingsdown Arms 2009

Robin Evans tells me that he is 99% certain that the above Google image from July 2009 is the "Kingsdown Arms."

All I need now is a photo of it when it was open

 

The pubs closed during the 1990s and the building is now a private residence.

The Ancient Order of Foresters used to have their headquarters, and courts were held there every fourth Saturday in 1908-09.

It is stated that during 1908 a Hand-in-Hand Society; a benefit society on the share-out principle was formed at the pub.

 

Kingsdown Arms 3d token

John Boardman kindly sends me the above image of a 3d token that was obviously used at the said pub. He says the other side is blank. Clive Cheesman suggests that this was probably used in one of the early music or slot machines circa 1964.

Kingsdown Arms matchbox

Above matchbox, circa 1980s, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

 

Northampton Mercury 28 January 1871.

DEATH.

January 18, at "Kingsdown Arms," Frinsted, Kent, Mr. William Russell, aged 65.
 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 05 March 1904.

A call was received by the Sittingbourne Fire Brigade on Sunday afternoon from Frinsted, and amid the wintry weather the brigade turned out. On arriving at the village the fire was located among some farm buildings at the rear of the "Kingsdown Arms." About 100 damage was done before the fire was extinguished.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

CHAMPION Edmund 1851+ (age 42 in 1851Census)

RUSSELL William 1861-Jan/1871 dec'd (age 52 in 1861Census)

RUSSELL Mary 1871+ (widow age 60 in 1871Census)

COAST Harry 1881+ Census

PASSMORE James 1891+ (also grocer age 40 in 1891Census)

MERRALL Herbert 1901-03+ (age 33 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

JESSOP Percy 1924-78

MILLS Harold David & Ann 1978-89 (David 44 in 1978)

Unknown licensees 1989+

 

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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