DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1879

Isle of Cyprus

Latest 1913

78 The Bayle

Folkestone

Former Isle of Cyprus

Above photo kindly sent by Jan Pedersen 25 June 2011 showing the former "Isle of Cyprus."

 

Formerly the "Druid's Arms" this house was rebuilt in 1879 and renamed by 1881.

Described as a small bay-windowed tavern, this was situated opposite the Herald newspaper offices and frequented by their staff.

1913 saw the end of this as a public house when the justices refused the renew the licence and according to C. H. Bishop, the premises became a religious bookshop.

 

LICENSEE LIST

LYNE Richard 1877-81 Bastions

LYNE Mrs Matilda 1881-88 BastionsPost Office Directory 1882

PRICE Edwin 1888-92 Bastions

MEPHAM Lucien 1892-95 Bastions

PREECE George 1895-96 Bastions

SMITH Alfred 1896-97 Bastions

AVERRE Alfred 1897 Bastions

GRIST Charles Giles1897-1900 BastionsKelly's 1899

CLAYSON Frank 1900-02 BastionsPost Office Directory 1903

HALFORD William 1902-06 Bastions

TAYLOR William E 1906-13 BastionsPost Office Directory 1913

 

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

BastionsFrom More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney

 

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