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Duke of Cumberland 1937

Above photo circa 1937, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Duke of Cumberland circa 1930

Above photo by kind permission of

Duke of Cumberland 2007

Same view below 2007, by Paul Skelton.

Duke of Cumberland sign 1960

Above photo 25 August 1960, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Duke of Cumberland 1960

Above photo 25 August 1960, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Duke of Cumberland 1960

Above photo 25 August 1960, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Duke of Cumberland 1963

Above photo 5 March 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Duke of Cumberland 1963

Above photo 5 March 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Duke of Cumberland at Barham

Above photo by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

Duke of Cumberland at Barham

Above photo by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

Duke of Cumberland sign at Barham

Above photo by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

Duke of Cumberland sign at Barham

Above photo by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

    Duke of Cumberland sign at Barham

Above photo by Paul Skelton, 22 Aug 2008.

Duke of Cumberland sign 1986Duke of Cumberland sign 1991

Sign left, May 1991, sign right, July 1986

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis

Duke of Cumberland Inn SignDuke of Cumberland card 1955

Above card issued April 1955. Sign series 5 number 19.


From the Kentish Gazette, Wednesday, 3 August to Saturday, 6 August, 1768. Price 2d


Or private Contract, at the Sign of the “Duke of Cumberland,” in Barham, on Thursday the 11th of August, Inst.

An Entire New House, consisting of Nine Rooms, besides Closets, a good Well, and Garden Spot belonging to it, pleasantly situates in the Parish of Barham, belonging to Thomas Webb, of the said Parish.

Barham, Aug. 2, 1768.


Sussex Advertiser 20 February 1826.

At the sale of the public houses and other estates, situate in the eastern parts of the County of Kent, which took place at the "Bell Inn," Sandwich, on Monday last, Messrs. Pott and Denne knocked down the following lots, at the sums affixed to them, viz.:—

The "Bull," at Eastry, 1,190.

"Three Colts," Tilmanstone, 500.

"White Horse," Eythorne, 575.

"Red Lion," Frogham, 455.

"Rose and Crown," Womenswould, 166.

"Duke of Cumberland," Barham, 910.

"Charity," Woodnesborough, 710.

"Three Crowns," Goodnestone, 620.

"Admiral Harvey," Ramsgate, 1,150.

"Ship," Ramsgate, 1,250.

"Red Lion," St. Peters, 1,100.

"Crown and Thistle," St. Peters, 705.

"Crown, or Halfway-house," Sarr, 940.

"King's Head," Walmer Road, 425.

The "Duke of York," Walmer Road, 310.

The sale-room was most numerously attended.

We understand that the "Ship," at Ash, and "Crispin," at Worth, have since been sold by private contract, the former for 750, and the latter for five hundred guineas.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 25 April, 1863.


On Friday the deputy coroner, W. P. Callaway, Esq., held an inquest at the “Duke of Cumberland Inn,” in this parish, on the body of Francis Allen, whose death resulted from hanging. George Allen (the husband of the deceased) deposed that his wife was 57 years of age, and he had been married to her 18 years, Four years since she became very strange, and was then attended by Mr. Long. About last October deceased got worse but he had never heard her threaten to destroy herself. On the previous morning deceased breakfasted with witness, after which he went to work in the garden about quarter before nine o'clock. About ten o'clock, on going indoors, he saw the deceased lying dead on the floor, with the cord of a shower bath round her neck. From the position the body was in it appeared that she had fallen, through the rope having broken. The deceased was alone in the house when witness left her. Jane Morgan, a neighbour, said she was called in by the husband of the deceased, and found her lying on the floor, as described by the previous witness. Verdict, “That the deceased hanged herself whilst in an unsound state of mind.”


From the Kentish Chronicle, 30 January, 1864.


On Monday afternoon a trotting match, for 10 a side, took place on the Canterbury and Dover Turnpike road, between a cob belonging to Mr. Burren, of the “Providence Inn,” Northgate, Canterbury, and it chestnut mare belonging to Mr. Charles Hornsby, of the “Duke of Cumberland Inn,” Barham. The distance was two miles—from Lydden Hill to the “Halfway House.” Belting was even at starting, and the match, which was a very close and exciting one, terminated in favour of Mr. Burren’s cob by two yards, The two miles was accomplished in two seconds under seven minutes.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 13 September 1879.

Charles Edward Stevens, son of the landlady of the "Duke of Cumberland" public house at Barham, stated that on Sunday evening, the 17th August, the defendants came to his mother's house, and had some beer. They then created a disturbance in the tap-room, and not complying with his request when he asked them to leave, he sent for the police. They were very drunk.

Both defendants denied being either drunk or disorderly, and said they left the house when the constable told them to do so. they called Robert Hawkin, who stated that he met the younger defendant going down the street at Barham at about ten minutes past nine on the evening in question. he was quite sober.

Stevens was then recalled, and denied that they were not creating a disturbance.

Both defendants were fined 5s. and 10s. costs for refusing to quit the licensed premises, and 5s., and 11s. costs for the other offence, or the alternative of seven day's imprisonment each on both charges.


From the Whitstable Times, 1 March, 1902.


John Cunningham, Fred Lahiff, and John Ryan, privates in the Leinster Regiment, and Edward Brazil, private in the Dublin Fusiliers, were charged with stealing a bottle of brandy, the property of George Henry Crosby, landlord of the “Duke of Cumberland,” Barham.

Prosecutor deposed to the prisoners coming to his house twice on the previous Sunday. After they had gone the second time he missed a bottle of brandy. He believed the bottle produced in Court was his property.

Sergeant Heard stated that at midnight on the 2nd inst. he was with P.C. Hubbard when they found the four prisoners sleeping near a straw slack on Kingston Court Farm the bottle produced was lying on the straw just above the prisoners heads. The bottle contained about three parts of a quartern of brandy. Witness woke the prisoners up. They all had a drink out of the bottle (laughter), and he then arrested them on a charge of being deserters. At 11a.m. on the 3rd inst. witness charged the four prisoners with the present offence. Lahiff replied “I took the bottle, but we were all together at the time.” Cunningham said “I was the first to leave the house. I was not with them when they took the bottle.”

A sergeant of the Leinster Regiment from Dover, where the prisoners are stationed, gave Brazil und Ryan good characters. With regard to the other two men they had been convicted for military offences.

The Chairman said Ryan and Brazil had good characters and it was a pity they should have been led astray. They would he bound over to come up for judgment if called upon. There were only military offences against Cunningham and Lahiff, and therefore, they would also he bound over.


From the Dover Express and east Kent News, Friday 2 September, 1938.

The licensee of the "Duke of Cumberland," Barham, was granted an occasional licence from 8-11 p.m. on 8th September, for a concert and dance at the Village Hall, organised by the Lavender Hill Division, Metropolitan Police Football Club, and the Barham Football Club.


This extract is from the book "Inns of Kent"; Whitbread & Co. Ltd.; 1948:-

From The Three Horseshoes (Lower Hardres) it is not far to Barham, another of those perfect villages just off the Dover road, with never a house less than a couple of centuries old, and The Duke of Cumberland is in keeping.


Saturday 21st April 2007. Ghost Search.


The site of this wonderful old building has had a staging inn upon it going as far back as 1640 with stables at the rear. The present building was built in 1749 & named after the then "Duke of Cumberland (1771 - 1851)," who trained his troops on Barham Downs. He also led the British Army against the Scots at the "Battle of Culloden" on the 16th April 1746.

This is a large pub and one that is allowing us to explore and investigate all rooms including those in the living quarters. The new landlord and landlady (approx 18 mths) have experienced some bizarre phenomena that they cannot explain. They told me of a village power cut they had and how some of the residents decided to go their local during the blackout. Duncan and Karen (landlord/lady) lit some candles and carried on as best they could with pub life. Karen said she had laid out the dinning room tables and was coming and going from dinning room and kitchen. Karen noticed that the cutlery had been moved, knives and forks had been crossed over, basically ‘someone' was un-arranging the work she had done. According to Duncan no-one had been in that area to touch the tables. Another time when the family had retired to bed they became aware of light seeping through the loft hatch, some-one had turned the light on, but they knew no-one had been up there. The light switch can only be turned on from inside the loft itself and to this day they cannot offer an explanation. There is one room that Karen does not partially like due to the atmosphere, in this room we came across a male energy that had his life cut short. We know this was by strangulation, but are unclear as yet if this were due to an accident or not. Not only do we have two dogs that come back to this location (a Jack Russell and Boarder Collie), we also found on site an additional six resident energies, four male and two female. A male Spirit who introduced his name as Conner asked us to ‘get out', this was in the oldest room in the pub and it was not open to ladies (his time). He was a kind man though and relented on us being in the room when he realised we were interested in what he had to say. A young lad who passed over from smoke inhalation when the stables had a small fire also stepped forward, although he was shy he seemed pleased that perhaps an offer of help may come forward yet was willing to wait for our return. Vanessa was a great joy to talk to, she was at one time a scullery maid who had worked within this building for many years. I think Vanessa will be a great provider of information as she loves to chat. Audible noises, I feel, will be quite evident on the night and the pockets of high energy (due to underground water) will provide Spirit with the extra power to step forward. We also found the Spirit to be not only chatty but also willing to try to give evidence of their survival.


The Investigation Report

This investigation saw me hobbling with a broken toe, but I'm so pleased to say the pain of standing around was rewarded with a fantastic night for my team.

Working in the oldest part of the pub, which is now a dinning area, we came across a real character. Communication was made via glass work and this Spirit had me scratching my head and questioning my sanity for a while! As soon as the glass responded to is ‘any one there' I instantly felt a male energy join us, he was an elderly man but kept his identity to himself. Upon questioning him, as a way of giving visual evidence to my guests of what I could 'feel', I asked the Spirit present if he was male. The glass moved swiftly across the table and rested in front of Emma (Emma was preordained as a NO and I YES). I told the guests that I only felt a male energy in the room and no female. I then asked "are you female", the answer given was yes. I told my team that I didn't understand as no female was present, I again asked "are you male", again the answer was No.

A number of other questions were asked like are you happy: Yes. Did you reside here: Yes. I asked if the Spirit in question was standing next to me on my left (I could feel the energy), the answer was yes. I again said ‘but I feel you as male and not female'. I then watched the energy move in a clockwise direction around the table where we were working, the energy stopped just in front of me this time on my left. It was then that I saw a pipe. I said "Well I've never seen a woman smoke a pipe like that, are you trying to make me look silly?" The glass indicated YES. It was only then that he admitted to be male…if nothing else it gave evidence that even when in Spirit you never lose your sense of fun.

The lounge located on the upper floor proved to be a real gem. A lady came through and gave her name as Isabella. She wore a bonnet which made giving a height a little difficult; Isabella smiled at me and kindly removed her head-wear in order for me to note that she stood approximately 5'5" – 5'6". Her hair was parted in the middle and was very neatly brushed and tied up in a bun which sat at the nape of her neck, her hair colour was a very light gingery blonde. She was wearing a dress with a high neck line and was made from heavy looking material which fell to just above her shoes, the sleeves on her dress were quite tight fitting and finished on the palm of her hands. The shoes themselves were dark in colour and were without a heel. Isabella said that she was 33 years of age when she passed over and got upset when she thought of her passing, I told Isabella to not worry with talking of her death and asked her if she were happy now. She said yes. Isabella said that she liked to dance, and promptly lifted her skirt to her ankles and began to move her feet gracefully. She told me that although they were not well off they had money for food and had a good life. She went on to say that she had three sisters and one brother (he had passed over when he was 10 years of age, but no explanation of why). I was told that the ladies made their own clothes and also made clothes for other ladies who would pay for this service. Isabella then showed me cushions they made; these were highly embroidered and would be the sort of cushion that would be placed behind the back when sitting. This was another form of money making where all proceeds went to the family upkeep. It was the ladies in the house that earned the money as her father was not able to move his legs (paralysed?). I was told they had stayed in this building for a short time during their lives. This sweet lady was able to give evidence to a number of guests by way of touch, those chosen by Isabella to feel her energy said that they did indeed!! Isabella then stepped back to allow a male energy to step forward and speak, however all he whispered in my right ear was "where's Charlotte?" Although this male energy would not show himself he gave a fantastic display to us all via the EMF. The first guest to operate the EMF for readings was Carmen. Normally getting a two light reading from an EMF meter is good, but the EMF was emitting all lights in a haphazard way, there was a continues light display. The EMF has one green light on all the time to indicate it is working and ready to go, yet when this male energy was displaying his energy he was able to turn off this light along with all the others. I questioned if the batteries had been drained, instantly the light display was triggered again. I then passed the EMF meter to Justine, the same sequence of events happened. To make sure that she (Justine) was holding the EMF button correctly she asked Emma (sitting next to her) to place her hands over her own to double check that she (Justine) was not responsible for the erratic light fluctuations. I am pleased to say that she was not. It was also noted that the lights were moving in a manner which we had never seen before, normally the lights go up one by one in sequence according the strength of energy it's picking up. However the lights would jump from one end of the meter to the other in no orderly fashion (example Normal: one, two three. This reading: two, five, one). Questions were answered via the meter, a display of lights indicated yes. This carried on for a good half an hour.

Whilst the light display was going on I felt another male energy enter the room and stand to my left. He wore a tall hat (possibly a stove pipe hat) a tail coat and dark trousers. He gave an air of importance; the feeling was that he may well have been a town's councillor or mayor, although he would not talk or confirm this he was definitely a man of social status. He stood tall with his hands held behind his back, no communication was given yet he viewed what was taking place for about twenty minutes then walked backwards and left the room.

A young boy of 7 years came in and told me voluntarily "I'm happy". The boy said he too was looking for Charlotte as she was his sister. The boy had shoulder length hair that was dark. This young energy left just as quickly as he had arrived, we never found out who Charlotte was and no other communication was made with the two Spirits seeking her. Finally we were joined by a male energy who said he had no attachment to the building but said he was lost. The male Spirit said that he was with three others (2 children and a lady) but that they were waiting outside. I invited them all in as they were no threat. The family were looking for help and asked if I would assist them, I said I would. The information I was given was fairly sketchy as they wanted to keep their full identity's hidden due to the fact that they had living relatives. I was told they had all perished in a house fire in 1978, that they had lived in the village of Barham in a terraced house. I was shown a shiny blue painted door with the number 16 upon it with brass numbers. The gentleman said that the only survivor was the family pet dog called Jasper who had been taken in by a neighbour.

The last room to be investigated was the pub kitchen. A very timid lad in his early teens came asking for help as he was very unhappy, this young mans energy was captured on film moving in the area I had indicated he was standing (moving orb captured). No other conversation was had with this very quiet young man; and soon to step forward in his place was a well covered lady. No name was given yet she said she had worked here for many years. I noted that when she walked she shuffled and she wore slippers as opposed to shoes. I was told by her that she would often eat bread, cheese and an apple for her lunch but that she sometimes gave this away to others needier. The lady smiled with her eyes and shuffled back in the direction she had come. A male energy with an ear complaint also joined us for a brief moment; he stood 5'4" – 5'5" in height and had very dark hair. As soon as I had ear pain from which he was impressing upon me, he left!

Glass movement within this room was also very good; at times the glass moved so fast peoples fingers were left in mid air. The glass also moved around an 'assault course' that had been made for him!

A rescue circle was performed at the end of the investigation where the family of four, the timid boy from the kitchen and additional Spirit were helped on to the world of Spirit.


Donna & Adam. (Ghost Search Uk Paranormal investigators).



This inn known by the name and sign of the Duke of Cumberland was built during the reign of George II, in the year 1749. In that 3rd year of George King on England, France and Ireland, circa 1749, one Joshua Quested, an equine breeder of the hamlet of Derringstone built his house here in the village of Barham. He had owned a dwelling house with land in the hamlet of Derringstone which he sold in 1748 to William Arter, and with the proceeds he purchased a parcel of land and several outbuildings here at Barham. Early in 1749, he began erecting this house and an adjoining stable block. By the end of that year the work was completed and by the spring of 1750 he was trading as a horse dealer and livery keeper. He lived here until his death in 1763. During that time, eight of his ten children were born here; two elder sons were born at Derringstone. Of the eight born here only five survived the perils of infancy. Of that five, a son, Filmer, aged seven, and a daughter, Corna, aged eight died from drowning sometime in 1758.

When Joshua Quested died he bequeathed this house to his widow Naomi. She would appear to have had little benefit from her bequest, since she died within a week of her husband in 1763. Her eldest son Thomas, the executor of her will, inherited this house and all its appurtenances by the terms drawn up in it. The remaining Quested children were provided for in their father's will, though the youngest three appear to have remained here until they came of age. Thomas Quested not only inherited this house, but his father's business. The years between 1763 and 1766 saw him trading as a horse dealer and breeder. In the latter year, whilst trading in that capacity, Thomas Quested stood before magistrates at Canterbury, offered two sureties of his good character to uphold and keep an orderly house and was granted a licence to sell ale from these premises. At the brief hearing, Quested registered the house under the title of the Duke of Cumberland in honour of William Angus, Duke of Cumberland, (1721-1765) British General. He was the third son of George II who earned the nickname of ‘the Butcher' because of his brutal repression of the highlanders after the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The reason for giving the house this title is obscure. There are other inns and taverns in this part of Kent whose title relate to the Duke. It may have been that the men of Kent swore their allegiance to him by calling their houses after him. In the case of the Duke of Cumberland here at Barham, it was almost a year to the day that the Duke died, so Quested named the house in honour of him. In some cases, the naming of an inn or tavern was left up to the discretion of the clerk or court, so it may have been his allegations to the Duke that put the title on this house. The real reason probably went to the grave with Thomas Quested in 1792.

He had drawn the first ale in October 1766. The terms of his licence decreed “that he may suffer ale to be tippled in his house”, but “he shall not suffer ale to be tippled in his house during divine services, nor shall he suffer ale to be tippled in his house from pots of illegal measure nor shall he suffer adulterated ales to be tippled in his house, nor shall he suffer or permit gaming in his house, nor shall he suffer or harbour thieves in his house”. He seems to have abided by the terms laid out in his licence for he went on to keep the house until his death in 1792. Throughout his time here, he stuck to his original trace of dealing and breeding horses. After his death, the trade of horse dealing declined here, though the tradition of a livery was kept up here for many years and later a coach-house was added to the property.

This pub was sold along with another 11 public houses in neighbouring villages in 1826. The sum was 910 for this house but it is not known from who or to whom.

Quested's widow, Frances, inherited the Duke of Cumberland and went on to keep it until the year 1830. In that year she sold it to Henry and William Mackeson brewers and maltsters of Hythe. In June of that year, they drew up the first lease on the house in favour of one on James Rayner of a house called the ‘Canteen' in the town of Hythe. He kept the house until the year 1814, giving it up in that year to Richard Knott, inn-keeper of the ‘Three Ravens' at Tilmanstone. He dies here in 1821 whereupon his widow Rachell took over the house which her husband had held on a 500-year lease and went on to keep it until 1829, handing it over in that year to Thomas Pyner, a grocer of Barham. He served here until 1836, being succeeded in that year by Charles Hornsby. He remains to date the longest serving keeper of the Duke of Cumberland here at Barham. In 1838, he stood before magistrates and was granted a wine and spirit licence and the Duke of Cumberland became a registered inn. He was here through the deaths of William Mackeson and Henry Mackeson, and saw the latter's son Henry take over the brewery and its assets. He went on to keep the house until his death in 1871. He had been keeper here for thirty five years.

Hornsby's widow Clara took over the house until 1873, giving it up in that year to William Stevens. It is interesting to note that at this date there were two other inns at Barham apart from the Duke of Cumberland and three beer houses. These were the ‘Woodman's Arms' and the ‘Halfway House'. William Stevens died here in 1876 whereupon his widow Mary Ann took over the house. She served here until her death in 1894. Her son Charles took over the house until 1897 when he was succeeded by Robert Pryor. By this date, the Hythe Brewery was in the hands of Mackeson and Company.

Robert Pryor left in 1903 and was succeeded by Edward D Duffil, he in 1904 by Thomas S. Page, whose family for many years had kept the aforementioned ‘Woodman's Arms', he in 1910 by Harry Keeler, he in 1912 by Harry H. Hopkin, he in 1914 by William Bleach and he in 1916 by Thomas W. Lowe. In 1929 whilst in his hands, Mackeson and Company of the Hythe Brewery sold out to Jude, Hanbury and Co. of Canterbury. Lowe was still here in 1933 when they were taken over by Whitbread and Co. of London, though brewing at Hythe never actually ceased until 1968. Lowe left the Duke of Cumberland in 1937, being succeeded in that year by Frank Pepper who was here until 1945 when he handed over to William Henry George Stringer. He served here until his death in 1966, whereupon his widow Irene was granted a widow's year. However, in 1967, she was granted the tenancy and went on to keep the house until 1977 when she handed over to Michael Brian Swain, he in 1980 to Kenneth Joseph White and he in 1983 to Christopher Ian Stewart. In 1999 John & Fiona O'Shea acquired the lease. In 2000 Punch Taverns purchased the property and the first tenant was Shaun Cassidy who sold the lease onto Linda Sprules two years later. She in turn sold onto Sally & Kevin Corrigan in 2004 who sold onto Duncan & Karen Gray. In 2007 Eric Gaskell & Helen Brown took on the lease and remain the current owners of the business.


From the By Jack Dyson, 26 May 2019.

Gillette razor rival launched by friends in Kent.

Four friends who spent their free time developing a razor at their local pub believe their product has "solved one of the world's problems".

David Bruce conceived the idea at his Barham home in 2015 after he misplaced the frame of his shaver.

As a result, the 46-year-old was forced to trim his beard with the blades while they were still in their cartridge.

Razor development folk 2019

Mark Crosbie-Smith, Stuart Abel and David Bruce - three of the friends behind the development of the new razor.

Impressed with the shave, he pitched the idea of developing a new type of razor to his long-time friends, designer Mark Crosbie-Smith, scientist Stuart Abel, and technology expert Andy Thornton.

“It was discovered by complete mistake,” Mr Bruce, 46, said.

“I shaved by just holding the blade cartridge close to my face.

"I thought 'wow, that gives me a really close shave'.

“We have no background in razors whatsoever – we’re from different industries – and are just a bunch of mates.”

The quartet worked on the idea at the Duke of Cumberland in The Street, Barham, twice a week over the next four years.

Duke of Cumberland 2019

The entrepreneurs worked on the idea over drinks at the Duke of Cumberland pub.

While there, they designed the product, secured the patents for it across Europe and America and conducted their market research.

“We jokingly called the pub our office,” Mr Bruce continued.

“It’s been a hobby for us. We got to know Helen the landlady quite well.

“We ate a lot of crisps and actually drank more diet Coke and soft drinks than beer while we worked there.

“Two of us are based in Barham, another in Bekesbourne and Andy is based in San Francisco – he joined us through video link.”

The shaver, called Rathbone Razors, promises to combine "the closeness of the cut-throat razor with the ease of use of a cartridge safety razor".

“We’d like to take on the big guys,” Mr Bruce added.

“Our product is very different to what the likes of Gillette are selling.

“Our data tells us the vast majority of men dislike shaving and of those 80% would recommend the Rathbone Razor.

"We think we’ve solved one of the world's problems.”

The handle will cost 19 and packs of four replacement blades 10.

Mr Bruce says they will be available to buy in November provided he raises 20,000 for their production.

So far, he has generated more than 8,200 on the Rathbone Razors Kickstarter page, which can be found at



QUESTED Thomas Oct 1766-92

QUESTED Francis 1792

Sold to Henry and William Mackeson brewers of Hythe.

RAYNER James June 1792-1814

Last pub licensee had KNOTT Richard 1814-21 dec'd

KNOTT Rachel 1821-1829

PYNOR Thomas 1829-36+

SQUIRE Thomas 1839-42 Next pub licensee had (age 40 in 1841Census)

HORNSBY Charles F 1851-1871 dec'd (age 69 in 1871CensusBagshaw's Directory 1847Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862

HORNSBY Clara 1871+

STEVENS William 1871-76+ dec'd (age 52 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874

STEVENS Mrs Mary Ann 1879-94 dec (widow age 68 in 1891Census) Post Office Directory 1882Post Office Directory 1891

STEVENS Charles 1894-97

PRYOR Robert 1897-1901 Kelly's 1899

GAMESBY/GAUSBY James 1901-03 (age 35 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

CROSBY George Henry 1902+ Whitstable Times

DUFFIELD Edward D 1903-Feb/07 Dover Express

HUCKSTEP G Feb/1907+ (Held a licence at Canterbury) Dover Express

PAGE Thomas S 1904?-10

KEELER Harry 1910-12

HOPKINS Harry H 1912-May/14 Post Office Directory 1913Dover Express

BLEACH William May/1914-16 Dover Express (Of Dover)

LOWE Thomas William 1916-Oct/37 dec'd Kelly's 1934Dover Express

LOWE Mrs Alice Elsie Mary to Nov/1937 Dover Express (1938 name given as KNOWLES)

PEPPER Frank Nov/1937-45 Dover ExpressPost Office Directory 1938

STRINGER William Henry George dec1945-66

STRINGER Irene 1966-77

SWAIN Michael Brian 1977-80

WHITE Kenneth Joseph 1980-83

STEWART Christopher Ian 1983-99

O'SHEA John & Fiona 1999-2000

CASSIDY Shaun 2000-02

SPRULES Linda 2002-04

CORRIGAN Sally & Kevin 2004-07

GRAY Duncan & Karen 2007

GASKELL Eric and BROWN Helen 12 July 2007+


1933 Changed from Mackeson to Jude, Hanbury and Co. of Canterbury.


Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

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

Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald


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