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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Old Canteen Fleece

Latest 1870+

Stonar

Sandwich

 

"Canteen's" were the refreshment areas for the military at their barracks, and this one I have only found reference to from the following newspaper report.

Further research give it a fuller name of the "Old Canteen Fleece."

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 16 July, 1864.

ASSAULTING THE POLICE.

Thomas Carlton and James Castle were charged with assaulting and resisting the police in the execution of their duty at Stonar. It appeared that the two defendants were drinking at the “Canteen” public house, and having imbibed more than was good for them they became very noisy. Carlton wanted to fight the landlord, who sent for the police to turn him out. When one of the police was endeavouring to pacify Carlton and induce him to go home Castle interfered and struck the officer. Castle was then taken into custody, but he resisted violently. On the way to the station Carlton attacked the officers and endeavoured to rescue his companion from custody.

The Bench fined each of the prisoners 5 and costs, with the alternative of imprisonment with hard labour for six weeks.

 

From the Bradford Observer, Tuesday 19 April, 1870.

Murder near Sandwich.

On Saturday evening last, a murder was committed at Stonar, a small village about a mile from Sandwich. The victim is Mr. Augustus Upton, landlord of the "Old Canteen Fleece" public house. Some manure had been swept up near to Upton's premises, and an attempt was made to remove it by a young man known in the neighbourhood as Dick Jones. He was cautioned not to continue removing it, when he flew into a rage, swore he would murder Upton, and then struck him a violent blow with a broom which we have been using. This made Upton insensible; yet afterwards Jones went on beating him about the head. The unfortunate man lingered for about 4 hours, when he succumbed to the injuries he received. Jones was taken into custody, and the body of the murdered man awaits an inquest, to be held on Thursday morning.

 

LICENSEE LIST

EASTES Thomas 1851+

UPTON Alfred 1855-62+

UPTON Augustus to Apr/1870 dec'd

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