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Page Updated:- Friday, 31 July, 2020.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1901-

Windmill

Latest ????

Delce Road

Rochester

Windmill 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Tony Smith.

Former Windmill 2019

Above photo, 2019, kindly sent by Tony Smith.

 

There used to be a working windmill in Cossack Street called the Delce Mill which was still milling as late as 1930, and I believe it was this that the pub was named after. Unfortunately the mill and nearby allotments were demolished after 1945 to make way for new council houses, although part of the allotments were removed as early as 1927.

It is said that the frosted glass windows of the pub were saved after its conversion and stored in the basement of Cookis Hardware Store that was nearby, but I am not sure whether they are still there today. (2020)

The building today (2020) is now operating as a kebab shop.

 

Delce Mill 1940

Above watercolour showing Delce Mill by Thomas Barclay Hennell, painted 1940.

 

LICENSEE LIST

MITCHELL William Henry 1881+ Kelly's 1882

 

Kelly's 1882From the Kelly's Directory 1881

 

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