Sort file:- Charlton, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 16 March, 2021.


Earliest 1851-

George Inn

Latest 1882-

20 The Village


George Inn 1915.

Above photo 1915. By this time the pub shown the building second from the right, had been closed for over 30 years an was operating as a retail shop. Also showing the "White Swan," to its left.

Former George 2014

Above Google image, 2014.The building is shows as a dentists.


At present not a lot known about this apart from it had closed by 1885 and was situated next door to the "White Swan."


Kentish Independent, Saturday 19th February 1853.

Woolwich, Plumstead and Charlton Reform Association.

A Meeting of the above Association will be held at the house of Mr Bradbeer, the "George Inn," Old Charlton, on Tuesday next February 22nd.

The chair to be taken at half past 7 o'clock. All liberal reformers, electors and non-electors, are particularly requested to attend.


Kentish Independent, Saturday 10th January 1874.

Craig v. Oelriches.

An action to recover 5, balance of a bill of exchange for 17, from which 10 had been paid. Defendant, who resides at the "George," Charlton Village, did not appear, and the judge made an order for payment of the amount claimed on a short order.


Kentish Independent, Saturday 1st July 1882.

New Vestry Offices.

The Vestry next considered the question of the removal of the Vestry offices. They were formerly situated at the Volunteer Drill Hall; but Mr. Burnett, vestry clerk, had removed the offices to a building formerly used as the "George Inn," Old Charlton, without consulting the Vestry, on the ground at the Drill Hall was unsuitable and unhealthy. Several members considered that the Vestry should have been consulted before the change was made; and it was ultimately arranged to accept the new building at a rent of 20 a year. the same as paid for the part of the Drill Hall. It transpired that the overseer would have to pay a years rent before the Drill Hall tenancy could be legally terminated; and Mr. Burnett (who was the owner of the new building) agreed that no rent need be paid him the first year.

It was arranged that the overseers should consider and decide upon equitable arrangements to be made with Mr. Burnett as to the rent, and for providing an iron safe for the custody and preservation of the parish books and documents.

An animated discussion ensued on the chairman of objecting to the reading of a letter from the Charlton Ratepayers' Association. It referred to the removal of the Vestry office, and the chairman, on the ground that the association had no locus standi in the Vestry, had the reading of it postponed until the subject had been discussed and adjudicated upon.

Mr. Graham is that a letter from any rate payer, addressed to the Vestry, should be read and considered.

The Chairman said that he was quite willing to hear anyone personally representing the association; but he maintained that they could not officially recognise the Charlton Ratepayers' Association, who had no legal status in the parish. If no Vestryman liked to become the mouthpiece of the association, he would have no objection to the letter being taken as coming from the secretary, who was, no doubt, a ratepayer. he urged that it would be establishing a dangerous president to take the letter as emanating from an association.

Mr. Harper said he objected to the letter being taken in that light. He maintained that the letter should be read, and taken for what it really was, viz., a formal communication from the Charlton Ratepayers' Association to the Charlton Vestry. At the previous Vestry they recognised the association by receiving a deputation from it.

The chairman said he regarded it as a deputation from the ratepayers and not from the association.

Mr. Graham moved, and it was duly secondary, that the letter be read, and after some further objection, Mr. Graham insisted on his motion being put to the Vestry.

The Chairman, however, did not put it, but agreed that the letter should be read, and if it turned out to be on a subject not before the Vestry, he ruled that there should be no discussion upon it, and that it should be passed over in silence.

The letter was them read. It forwarded a resolution unanimously passed and a meeting of the Charlton Ratepayers' Association, held on June 21st, and stated that the secretary had been instructed to lay ir before the Vestry. The resolution was to the effect that the meeting regarded the expenditure out of the Poor-rate for the repair of the churchyard railings as being illegal, and asked the Vestry to recind the resolution which had the passed sanctioning the same; also stating that the meeting was of opinion that the late Vestry offices were sufficient for the requirements of the parish, and considered that any additional expenditure in providing new offices would only add to the already heavy burdens of the ratepayers.

Mr. Graham said the letter was a reasonable one, and move that its receipt be acknowledge.

Mr. Ratcliffe said that the expenses of the churchyard repairs, which were charge to the Poor-rate, had been laid before the auditor, who passed the item as legal.

Mr Graham's motion was seconded and duly carried, whereupon Mr. Graham gave notice of motion for return to be laid before the next Vestry of the duties and emoluments of the Vestry Clerk, and the number of his attendances during the past year.



BEADBEER George B 1851-53+ (also builder age 30 in 1851Census)




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