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8 Last Lane (Bourman's Lane)
Possibly the origin of this pub was the "Lass" that was present in 1776, but without a definite address it may be yet another in the same street.
A new licence was granted to Beard in 1864, which might suggest the opening or reopening. When Mr. James arrived on the scene the following year his first act was to change the name to "Who'd a' Thought It".
However, the following article shown below suggests that a new license was again permitted as last as January 1870. The licensee being Frank Marin who is also shown as licensee of the "Who'd a Thought It," the same year. I believe the name confusion was caused by an error on behalf of the Dover Express.
BEARD A 1864-65
MARIN Frank 1870+
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