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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1840


Latest 1998

(Name to)

57-58 East Cliff


Albion Inn 1920

Above shows a picture of Albion taken from the John Gilham collection circa 1920.

East Cliff map circa 1890

The above map shows the position of the "Prince Alfred" in yellow. Red is the "Albion" and green is the "Sir Sidney Smith" circa 1890.


From the Kent Messenger, 22 May 1964.

Albion sign 1964

Public house has "link" with ship.


A copy of the crest of aircraft carrier H.M.S. Albion, which was "adopted" by Dover 10 years ago.

Dover's link with aircraft carrier H.M.S. Albion has just been cemented - by a public house.

The ship was "adopted" by the town of Dover more than 10 years ago, when she was newly commissioned. Since then she has been on active service in many parts of the world.

It was, in fact, while she was in the Far East last summer that Fremlins, the brewers, who own the Albion public house, East Cliff, applied for permission to use the ship's crest as an inn sign.

The Commanding Officer, Capt. C.D. Madden, readily agreed, but arrangements and negotiations with the Admiralty took nearly 12 months.

Now a copy of the crest - which depicts a lion sitting on a rock amid waves  - swings outside the inn. It is painted in blue and greys, picked out with gold and red.

H.M.S. Albion is now in dock at Portsmouth - and a crew member, 19 year-old Keith Tidd, whose father is publican of the "Royal Standard" in Folkestone, is going over to check that the minor details of the sign are correct.

Below a photo by Barry Smith circa 1980.

Albion circa 1980
Albion 1872

Houses destroyed at East Cliff by The Albion. Illustrated by Gordon Nevis 7th December 1872. By kind permission of over Library ILL/697.

Albion 1968

Above photo 1968.

Albion 1995


I have just managed to predate this public house from Barry's original research. To a time just after it was built according to the following article found in the Dover Telegraph, dated 15 August 1840.

The census transcript for 1841 give the name of the house as "East Cliff House," with Joseph Mays (age 60) living with his wife Mary (age 65.)


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 15 August, 1840.


Sale of valuable building ground and premises.


Respectfully announces that he has received the transaction to


On Monday, the 17th day of August inst. at the "Shakespeare Hotel," in Dover, at two for three o'clock in the afternoon precisely, the undermentioned valuable property.

LOT 1. All that substantial and newly erected DWELLING HOUSE at East Cliffe, in the occupation of of Mr. Joseph Mays, with Skittle Ground and Outbuildings. These Premises are in good repair, and at a trifling outlay might be converted into an excellent Lodging-House, with a view of the Sea, Dover Harbour, &c. (having a right of way to the adjoining Passage,) are now used as a retail Beer-House, known by the sign of the "Albion," where an excellent Trade is carried on.

LOT 2. All that BUILDING recently erected on Round Down, near Shakespeare Cliff, and used as a Beer-House, where an extensive Business has been, and now is, carried on with the Persons employed on the S. E. Railway.

The above Lots present a sure investment, either for a Brewer or an industrious Man with small Capital wanting Business.

For Particulars and to treat for the Purchase, apply to the Auctioneer, Phoenix Fire Office, 18, Bench Street, Dover.


I believe the beer-house mentioned in lot 2 is the "Shakespeare Head."


From the Kentish Gazette, 10 February 1846.


On Monday, the 2nd instant, an inquest was held at the "Albion Inn," on the body of John Risby, before M. Kennett, Esq, deputy coroner. It appeared that the deceased was a labourer, in the employ of Sir. Bray, the contractor for the harbour works, and fell from a plank whilst wheeling a loaded barrow drawn by a horse.

Verdict, "Accidental death."

(This could, of course refer to the "Albion" at Hawsbury Street. Paul Skelton.)



A different brewer supplied from 1859 when it sold for 355. Five a.m. opening was permitted from 1898, which meant that it joined seventeen other pubs enjoying that dubious privilege. Another eighteen were opening at three thirty a.m. With respect to this house that concession was withdrawn the following year. Its close proximity to the sea and cliffs naturally attracted the attention of the smuggling fraternity and in our time, two flint cottages in the rear have been used as a cellar and decorated as a smugglers cave. This only held a beer licence till 1950 when it was granted a "full" license to sell beer and spirits. Some trouble in the past from cliff falls, necessitating the closure in October 1967 but reopening in June 1968, the cliff meanwhile being trimmed to prevent a reoccurrence. In keeping with its contemporaries, a great deal by way of alteration and modernisation achieved over the years, especially since 1975. One of Gardner's which passed to Whitbread. Was serving Fremlins in 1974. Library archives 1974


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 10 April, 1868.


George William Turner, the landlord of the "Albion" public-house, East Cliff, was charged with infringing his license by having his house open shortly before twelve o'clock on Sunday last.

Police-sergeant Stevens said he visited the house at the time named, and found a man sitting at the bar with a glass of beer before him, and another in a room, with a pint of beer. The men were both residents of Dover.

The defendant's only excuse was that the men represented that they had been for a long walk, and begged very hard that he would serve them with some refreshment.

It appearing that this was the defendant's first appearance before the Bench, the Magistrates ordered him to pay the costs only (7s.) which he did, thanking the Bench for their lenience.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 26 April, 1862.


The inquest upon the body of the unfortunate artilleryman, Andrew M'Dowell, who was killed by the accident at the Drop Battery, on Monday, was opened on Tuesday afternoon, at the “Albion Inn,” Dover, before the borough coroner, W. H. Payn, Esq. The body presented a shocking spectacle, one of the arms as well as one of the thighs of the deceased being completely blown away.

Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Rotton, Royal Artillery, said; “I was on duty in the Drop Buttery on Monday morning and in command while the guns were being practised. The general order was that on a signal being given from the Castle the guns at the Drop Battery should fire, but not till I had given the order. I was turning to do so, the men having fallen out around the battery, when I saw the man who was doing the duty on No. 7 (really No. 5) in the act of firing. This was after the signal had been given from the Castle, but before I had given the order.

John Brewin, acting bombardier, said be was No. 1 at the gun in question. Declined was one of the men employed upon the adjoining gun. Witness was standing on the right side of the gun near to the muzzle, and was talking to the deceased at the time of the discharge. Deceased was sitting on the parapet of the battery, a little in advance of me, and on the same side of the gun. I did not know the gun was loaded. It should not have been loaded without orders, and no orders were given. On the discharge of the gun, I saw deceased blown over the parapet with two other men. I immediately went to the breech of the gun, and received orders from Col. Rotton to confine the man who had fired the gun.

Thomas M’Carthy, the man who fired the piece, was also examined, having been first cautioned, but wan not sworn. He said he heard some one shout “Fire!” shortly after the signal had been given from the Castle, and thinking the word came from a non-commissioned officer, he pulled the friction tube.

The jury returned the following verdict:— “That the deceased was accidentally killed by the premature firing of a gun, and the jury are of opinion that measures should be taken in future to prevent guns being loaded and fired without orders.”

The two other men are not hurt so badly as was at first feared, and are now progressing satisfactorily.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 13 February, 1874. Price 1d.


An inquest was held before Mr. W. H. Payn, coroner, at the "Albion Inn," East-cliff, to enquire into the cause of death of Edward William Claw, a child of one year and nine months old, who died after being severely scalded by pulling a teapot full of hot water upon himself. Mr. Wright was the foreman of the Jury.

Jane Claw, the mother of the child said: The boy was one year and nine months old. He could walk. On Friday afternoon I had occasion to go into a neighbouring shop to fetch an egg for the child. I left the child alone in the room. There was a fire without any guard. There was a kettle full of hot water and a teapot on the hob. I had not been absent more than two minutes, and when I came back the child was standing before the fire and the teapot was pulled on the floor and the water was all run out of it. The child was not crying, but I saw he was wet and I took his things off. He then cried and the skin came off his chest. The child's mouth was also scalded, and his tongue afterwards turned quite black. The child died on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. I believe the child died from the effects of the scalding. Once before I caught the child trying to drink out of the teapot. I did not get a doctor until Monday morning. Until then I thought the child would get better. The child died before any medicine came. I had dressed the wounds with oil.

Mr. Arthur Long, surgeon, Union Medical Officer, said: The last witness asked me to attend the child, and i saw the child about 12 o'clock, and found it suffering from an extensive scald on the chest and side, and the mouth was scalded inside. The child was almost dying then. It lived about three hours after then, and died from the effects of the scald. Death was hastened a good deal by the severity of the weather. The child was properly attended to.

By a Juror: I do not think the child would have been saved if i had seen it before. The people used the dressing very well, and did all that could be done.

The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death by scalding."


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 12 February, 1875. Price 1d.


Benjamin Burvill was charged with being drunk and disorderly, assaulting Police-constable Nash and Bath, and tearing the uniform of Police-constable Bath.

Police-constable Bath said: Last night at 10.30 I was on duty at East Cliffe. I saw the defendant and another man fighting outside the “Albion Inn.” In was asked by defendant's wife to part them. I did so, and took defendant to his house. He was drunk and violent. The other man made away directly. Burvill said he would go back and fight. I told him he should not. I would not allow such conduct. He said, “let go of me or I will knock your head off, and tear your clothes into ribbands.” He struck me in the face and tore my coat. I then sent for further assistance. Constable Nash and Bowles came and took him to the Police-station. The damage to my coat is 7s. 6d. I saw him strike Nash in the face.

Police-constable Nash said he was on duty at East Cliffe of the previous night. The prisoner was then in a public-house. Bath told him that prisoner had broken away. They waited till he came out, and when he did come out he ran towards the jetty. Bath and witness took him into custody and prisoner struck witness in the face.

The prisoner said he had nothing to say. He was drunk and disorderly.

Mr. Mowll: It appears your evening's entertainment will not bear this morning's reflection. There is a sad catalogue against you, I am sorry to say. You are a quieter man when sober, but very troublesome when drunk.

The defendant was fined including costs, 1 15s. 6d. for the assault on the Police, and for damage to the coat. The money was paid.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 21 September, 1877. Price 1d.


Elizabeth Ball, landlady of the "Albion Inn," East Cliff, was summoned for selling intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours, on the 16th September, to persons not being bon fide travellers.

Mr. Worsfold Mowll  defended.

Police-constable Baker said about a quarter to eleven last Sunday he was on duty at the back of East Cliff, and he saw a man leaving the "Albion" public-house. He then went to the house, and heard someone talking inside. He pushed the door open, it not being fastened, and found a lady and gentleman in the bar, with some beer in front of them. The lady drank the beer. He asked the landlady what it meant, and she said that the people had been out in the country about six miles, and she thought there was no harm in drawing for them. He asked the gentleman where he slept, and he told him at Canterbury. He afterwards ascertained that he slept at Athol Terrace. The gentleman said he was a visitor from London, and thought the closing time was at eleven. He told the landlady that he should report the matter.

Mr. Mowll said, although it was an unusual thing, he should like to make an observation here, as he had been taken entirely by surprise by the evidence which the constable had given. He had been instructed by the gentleman who was on the premises at the time in question, who was a barrister, and he had sent him a written statement, but nothing had been stated about them having anything to drink. According to his instructions, it appeared that his client and his wife had been out in the country, and on their return called in to have a chat with Mrs. Ball, but did not have anything to drink. He (Mr. Mowll) should like to sift the matter entirely, and, therefore, asked for an adjournment till Monday. He should reserve his cross-examination in order that all fairness might be done to the constable.

The case was adjourned accordingly.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 28 September, 1877. Price 1d.


Elizabeth Ball, landlady of the “Albion Inn,” Eastcliff, was summoned for selling intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours, on the 16th September, to persons not being bona fied travellers.

Mr. Worsfold Mowll defended.

The case had been adjourned from Friday last.

The evidence of Police-constable Baker, taken on Friday, was read, and the Constable cross-examined on that evidence as follows: I saw a man leave the house previous to my going in. I do not know his name. The gentleman who said he had been six miles in the country came out and spoke to me, and told me he was a visitor staying at Athol terrace. He did not mention anything about the man who had left the house previously. I am certain that the woman drank the beer.

Mr. Mowll said he took a somewhat unusual course on Friday in asking for an adjournment, but he did so because he did not wish to attack the truthfulness of the Constable unless he was perfectly clear that his instructions would warrant him in doing so. Since last Friday he had an opportunity of thoroughly going into the case and ascertaining the actual facts. He should now advise the defendant to plead guilty to the charge under circumstances which he would shortly explain, and if it were necessary to put the people concerned on their oaths he should be in a position to do so. The facts of the case were that on the Sunday in question Mrs. Prater, a neighbour, had been confined of her fourteenth child, and in the evening her husband asked her if she did not require some sustenance. The wife said she should be very thankful if he could obtain her some brandy. It was then just before ten or just after, and the husband went to obtain the brandy. Mr. Prater was not in Court this day, but their Worships would understand that with fourteen children it was necessary for him to attend to his work. When he went to the house the gentleman, Mr. Scott, a barraster, staying at Athol Terrace, and Mrs. Scott were there. They had gone to the house before 10 o'clock to order some whiskey. During their stay in Dover they had become interested in Mrs. Ball, who had had the misfortune to lose her husband and be left with four or five children. They went in before ten o'clock, and sat there talking when Prater came in. the whole party got extremely sympathetic and the conversation was prolonged over the time for closing. Mr. Scott thought the closing time was the same as on week days, eleven o'clock, or he would not have remained after ten. Mrs. Ball, feeling concerned for Prater in his condition, supplied him with the brandy, and also gave him a glass of beer, which he drank and left the house. She took no money, although no doubt a technical offence was committed, but he was sure the Bench would not have visited her with punishment had she simply supplied the brandy to Prater. Just then the Constable came in. the appearance of a Constable on the scene generally drove a man, much more a woman, to her wits end, and Mrs. Ball told baker some ridiculous story about the lady and gentleman having slept out of town. However, the gentleman seeing the impropriety of that tells the Constable the real facts of the case. A bottle of whiskey had been purchased, and Mrs. Ball gave the lady some whiskey from the tap for the purpose of making a selection. These were fully the facts of the case, and he would ask their Worships merely to inflict a small fine as meeting the justice of it. There had been no intention on the defendant's part to break the law.

The Superintendent said there had been no charge against the house before.

The Bench tool a lenient view of the case, and fined the defendant 20s. and 9s. 6d. costs, which was paid.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 6 September, 1878


The annual sitting of the Dover Magistrates Licensing Committee took place on Monday at Dover, for the purpose of renewing public-house licenses, and hearing applications for new ones. The Licensing Committee consists of E. F. Astley, S. Finnis, R. Dickeson, T. E. Black, R. Rees, W. R. Mowll, and C. Stein, Esqrs. They were all present except Mr. Dickeson, who is in Cumberland.


The tenant had been convicted for keeping the house open for the sale of beer on the 16th Sept. last year, during prohibited hours.

The Bench cautioned the applicant, and granted the licence.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 25 August, 1893. 1d.


Mrs. Tapsel, of the “Albion,” East Cliff, was called up, she having been fined 5 on the 13th of December last for having her house open on Sunday evening, and she was cautioned not to let it occur again.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 24 April, 1896.


On Sunday the mangled remains of a man were found at the foot of the cliff just in front of the Convict Prison, the exact spot where the previous two fatalities occurred within the last four weeks. The body was identified as that of Joseph Crepin, who, less than nine months ago, made an unsuccessful attempt to end his life by poisoning.

The inquest was held at the “Hotel de Paris” by the Borough Coroner, Sydenham Payn, Esq., on Monday afternoon, Mr. J. Parton being chosen foreman of the Jury. The following is the evidence:-

George Crepin, a fisherman, living in Dover, said: The body at the mortuary is that of my brother, Joseph Crepin. He was an army pensioner from the 60th Rifles. He was 42 years of age. He has been employed at Messrs. Metcalf and Mayes as a porter, but has left their employ. I last saw him a fortnight ago. Some time ago he attempted to destroy himself. I have been of opinion that for some time past his mind has been unhinged. One of my brothers told me that the deceased was dismissed from his situation.

James Tapsell, assistant at the “Albion,” East Cliff, said: Last Saturday afternoon the deceased came into the house about half-past four, and had some whiskey. He was quite sober, but unusually quiet.

Miss Jessie Ealden, 7, Church Place, said that the deceased had been lodging at their house. He was last at the house on Saturday at 12.40.

William Cole, 41, Tower Hamlets Street, employed at the Steam Laundry said that on Sunday he was on the rocks at East Cliff with another lad named Walter Rayner. On returning, they, at the place where the other man jumped over, found the deceased.

Dr. W. J. D. Best said that he had made a detailed examination. There was a fracture of the base of the skull, and several pieces of chalk in it. His thigh was smashed, and the flesh of the body on the right side was severely lacerated. Death must have occurred at least 12 hours. Death was instantaneous. Last August he had attended the deceased he having taken oxalic acid. He was brought before the Magistrates, and after being remanded for a week was allowed to go.
The Jury returned a verdict of “Suicide whilst suffering from temporary insanity.”


Dover Express 5th July 1918.

Dover Tribunal 3rd July 1918.

The Dover Tribunal met on Wednesday afternoon at the Town Hall. Mr. Robson was in the chair and there were also present Messrs. Prescott and beeby.

Mr. R. Mowll appeared for Mr. J. Tapsell, aged 46, Grade 11 of the "Albion Inn,! East Cliff.

It was stated that the house was a very busy one at dinner times owing to the dockyard. Applicant was not suited to strenuous work and claimed exemption on medical grounds and produced a medical certificate.

Major Sangster said that the dockyard ought to look after its own men and there was also the point that there as another public house in the neighbourhood.

in reply to the Chairman the applicant said that he only worked at the house which he open four and a half hours a day.

Mr. Mowll said that there were three acres at Alkham which he cultivated.

Three months exemption, final, was granted.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, 6 September, 1918


At the weekly meeting at the "Albion" Self-Help Club held at the "Albion" Inn, on Monday evening, a token of esteem was presented to the local host and hostess Mr. and Mrs. Tapsell, who are leaving the above Inn. The Chairman, Mr. W. J. Lyon, spoke of the great respect and esteem in which they were held by all members and friends, and said it gave him great pleasure to present the clock now standing  on the table. In handing it to Host Tapsell, he wished him and his wife long life and happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Tapsell suitably replied Earlier in the evening. Miss A. Tapsell was presented with a vanity bag. The clock which was rosewood and ormula, was supplied by Messrs. Hart and Co., and bore the following inscription:- "Albion" Self-Help Club. Presented to Mr. and Mrs. J. Tapsell by members of the above and friends, as a token of esteem and respect September 2nd, 1918."


Mr. Tapsell had been called upon to take work of national importance to Mr. W. H. Saunders, who had held the licence of the "Wheatsheaf" since December 6th, 1912.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 13 May, 1927. Price 1d.


At the Dover Police Court on Monday, the licence of the "Albion Inn," East Cliff was transferred from Mr. Alexander Stevens to Mr. Ernest Miles of Gordon Road, Strood. Mr. Miles 14 years ago was licensee of the "George and Dragon," Temple Ewell.


Dover Express 18th January 1946.

Town, Port & Garrison.

Mr. F. V. Fenner, to whom the licence of the “Albion” Inn, East Cliff, was transferred on Friday, has had a long acquaintance with the town. He first came to Dover in the surveying ship, HMS Triton in 1913, the during the war 1914-18 was often here. Since November 1943 Mr. Fenner has been in Dover, attached to the Officers’ Messd HMS Lynx, as CPO steward. Previous to being recalled to the RN he held the tenancy of the "Star Inn," Faversham, and was Chairman of the Licensed Victuallers’ Association there.



I do have a little confusion over the Tapsell licensees.

Although my notes do say that the licensee, Eliza Souter was there from 1877 to 1893. The year 1893 seems to overlap with the 1892 for Mrs. Eliza Tapsell.

I was wondering whether Souter was Eliza's maiden name.

It seems strange that there were two Eliza's one after the other, and also, previous to that, there was an Elizabeth Ball mentioned at the house at the same time, who apparently moved to the "Duke of York," Snargate Street, in 1884. Either strange or my notes have an error.

From an email received 12 February 2011

Probate records show William Henry Tapsell died 13 September 1885 at Albion and left 50 to Eliza Tapsell which was 7 years before it changed to the 1892 Tapsell so from what you're saying it's possible that Eliza Souter and Tapsell are one and the same... interestingly when she died 7 October 1907 she left 2014! Which I would assume was quite a sum in those the Albion certainly paid!

James Tapsell, who took over after his mothers death, died with his wife in a bomb where they lived in Dour Street, on 2nd October 1941.

Richard Ward

From the Dover Express, 30 October, 1970

Albion penny push 1970

CRASH goes the second pile of pennies at the "Albion" public house at east Cliff on Friday when 58 1s. was handed over to the National Lifeboat Institution. Left to right demolishing the plies of pennies and catching them in a blanket are landlord Reg Rowlen, former lifeboatman and artist Alf Whiting, veteran lifeboatman 80-year-old Fred Philpott, lifeboatman Tony Hawkins and Mrs. Ellen Philpott,


From the Dover Mercury 2 April 1998.

Publican may lose licence after objection to renewal.

A pub landlady who admitted breaching a court undertaking and a management agreement will lose her licence if an appeal fails.

Police objected to the renewal of Angela Ryan's licence for the "Albion" public house at East Cliff, Dover, at a hearing on Thursday, claiming she was not a fit and proper person to hold a licence and could not exercise proper control.

The justices refused to renew the licence, which expires on Saturday, but agreed to extend it pending the appeal.

Miss Ryan took over the licence in 1994 when the former licensee Michael Ryan was jailed for nine months for a 97,000 fraud.

Detective Chief insp Alan Scott, who interviewed Miss Ryan at the time, said he was concerned Miss Ryan would still be involved in running the premises.

"Miss Ryan has no experience of running a pub, had not attended a training course and did not intend to do so," he said. Miss Ryan told me she and Mr. Ryan were not blood relatives but were having a physical relationship.

DCI Scott said he was surprised when, at the transfer hearing in 1994, Miss Ryan said they had the same father. "She said under oath that the relationship with Mr. Ryan was finished and she had no intention of ever seeing him again."

Other police officers gave evidence that when they attended the pub in August 1995, September and December 1997, Mr. Ryan was there, but Miss Ryan was not. She was shopping or visiting her mother who was ill.

Sunday Telegraph journalist Jo Knowlsey, who wrote a two page feature on bootlegging in Dover last August, said on one of her visits to the pub the place was "heaving," mainly with men from the north of England.

"Customers were dashing in and out with holdalls and some were asking if anyone wanted to buy fags or booze. They said they were smugglers from Liverpool. "She said nearby residents claimed their lives had been made hell by noise, swearing and vans being loaded up in the early hours.

During a joint operation involving Customs and police in  December 1997, the pub was raided and most of the men were found to have at least 400 cash on them. One had 1,000 in a waist bag.

Miss Ryan denied giving any undertaking to the court concerning Mr. Ryan. "He has lived at the pub for the last four years since coming out of prison," she said. "Nobody told me to get him out."

She was aware people tried to sell duty free goods in the pub but she barred them. When she was away from the pub she delegated her duties to Mr. Ryan, but he denied he controlled her.

Licensing sergeant Pat Geary: "Every time you have left these premises you have breached the agreement and the undertaking you gave Miss Ryan: "Yes."



1998 saw the pub close for a short while and when it again opened in April 1999 the name had miraculously changed to the "First and Last." However, there used to be a "First and Last" just two doors away, previously the "Prince Alfred" that closed in about 1976.



MAYS Joseph 1840-41+ (age 60 in 1841Census)

Last pub licensee had LEWINGTON Thomas 1847-55+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847Post Office Directory 1855

GOODMAN George 1858 Melville's 1858

CASHMAN John 1859

BURWILL W 1862+ Post Office Directory 1862

TURNER George William 1868

STONE George 1874 Post Office Directory 1874

BALL Patrick 1875

BALL Elizabeth Mrs 1877-Sept/84 Went to following pub (age 40 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882Dover Express

SOUTER Eliza 1877-Feb/93 Next pub licensee had Dover Express

Last pub licensee had TAPSELL Eliza Mrs 1890-1907 dec'd (age 48 in 1891Census) Pike 1890Post Office Directory 1891Pikes 1895Kelly's Directory 1899Post Office Directory 1903Pos Office Directory 1903Kelly's 1903

TAPSELL James 1907-Sept/18 (age 38 in 1911Census) Kelly's 1913Post Office Directory 1913Post Office Directory 1918

Last pub licensee had SANDERS William Harrison Sept/1918-Apr/22 Post Office Directory 1922Dover Express

STEVENS Alexander Apr/1922-May/27 Dover ExpressPikes 1923Pikes 1924 (Former club steward)

Last pub licensee had MILES Ernest May/1927-38+ Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1930Pikes 1932-33Post Office Directory 1938Pikes 1938-39

MILES Mrs Ada 1945 dec'd

Last pub licensee had FENNER Frederick Vernon Jan/1946-50 end Pikes 48-49Kelly's Directory 1950Dover Express

Last pub licensee had MEYRICKS David George 1950-54 end Kelly's Directory 1953Dover Express

KNOTT James E 1954

HILL George Patrick O 1956-68 dec'd Kelly's Directory 1956

ROWLEY Reg D 1970-74 Library archives 1974 Fremlins

Last pub licensee had GERALDAS Ernest 1975-87

GERALDAS Janet 1988

RYAN Michael 1991-94

RYAN Angela 1994-98


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

Post Office Directory 1855From the Post Office Directory 1855

Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Pike 1890From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1890

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Pikes 1895From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1895

Kelly's Directory 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1901

Pos Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Kelly's 1913From the Kelly's Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Pikes 1923From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1923

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Pikes 1932-33From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1932-33

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Pikes 1938-39From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1938-39

Pikes 48-49From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1948-49

Kelly's Directory 1950From the Kelly's Directory 1950

Kelly's Directory 1953From the Kelly's Directory 1953

Kelly's Directory 1956From the Kelly's Directory 1956

Library archives 1974Library archives 1974

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express



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