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Earliest 1750-

Jolly Gardener

Latest 1960+

(Name to)

Hay Hill



Jolly Gardener

Above photo of the Jolly Gardener circa 1960, kindly sent by Terry Wheeler of the Ramsgate Historical Society.


Have been informed that the same premises was also the "Blazing Donkey". Not sure when but between 1960 and before 1970.

It was evidentially sold in June 1920 at an auction.


Kentish Gazette 10th June 1791.


Your company is requested to hold the Annual Pink Feasts as under, at Mr. John Tipper's, at the "Jolly Gardener," Finglesham, Mr. James Powel's, "Anchor" at Wingham, and at Mr. John Williams's at the "New Inn," Sandwich.

Signed by John Tipper.


Kentish Gazette, 6 April, 1792.

To the Florists.

Gentleman, your company is requested on Monday, 16th of April, at Mr. John Tipper's, at the "Jolly Gardener" at Finglesham, to hold the Annual Auricula Feast, when the best Flower produced will be entitled to 15s. the second best 10s. 6d. the third best 7s. 6d. and the fourth to 5s.

Any person may shew a Flower by submitting 2s 6d three days before the Feast or 5s. on the day.

Every Flower to have six true pips, and to be in the house before 1 o'clock on the day of showing.

The Flowers to be shown at four o'clock in the afternoon.

Dinner on table at 1 o'clock.

Finglesham, April 5th, 1792.


Kentish Gazette 5 April 1793.


Gentlemen, your company is requested to hold the Annual Auricula Feasts, as under;

At Mr. John Tipper's, at the "Jolly Gardener," at Finglesham, on Monday the 15th of April, and at Mr. James Powel's, at the "Anchor," at Wingham, on Monday the 22nd of April.

No flower to be shewn with less than six pips.

Every person, shewing a flower, to pay Half-a-Crown entrance.

Prizes, 12s - 9s - 7s - 5s.

Dinner on table at half past one o'clock.

Finglesham, April 2, 1793.


This is an application for exemption from military service as heard by the Eastry Rural District Tribunal on Monday 12th June 1916 and reported in the Dover Express on 16th June. There had been so many cases that the tribunal suggested two sittings in the following week.

Dover Express on 16th June 1916.

Sydney W. Terry, the licensee of the “Jolly Gardener” beerhouse, Hay, Eastry and cultivating about 7 acres of market garden, was allowed three months exemption.

From the Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury, 1 May, 1920.



Have received instructions to Sell by Auction, at "THE ROYAL FOUNTAIN HOTEL, CANTERBURY." On Saturday, 5th June, 1920, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, IN ONE LOT, THE SUBSTANTIALLY BUILT FREEHOLD PROPERTY, Comprising a FREE BEER-HOUSE known as "THE JOLLY GARDNER" with Outbuildings, and about 6a. 2r. 0p. OF EXCELLENT MARKET GARDEN LAND.

Most conveniently situate, with good Road Frontage, near the Village of Eastry. In the occupation of Mr. S. W. Terry at a Rental of 60 per annum. Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained of the Auctioneers, Messrs. Honeyball Finn, F.S.I., Deal (Tel. 11. Deal); and of the Solicitor, R. Wilks Esq., Deal and 25, Abchurch Lane, E.C.


Dover Express 19 August 1927.


A letter was receive from Messrs. Gardner and Co., complaining that the tenant of the "Jolly Gardner" public-house, Haye, Eastry, had suffered damage to the extent of over 7 owing to the road surface water flooding his land and store, and asking the Council to remedy the nuisance and compensate the tenant.

The Clerk was directed to reply that the Council could not admit liability for the damage and that the flooding was no doubt caused by the filling up of a pond which was in the corner of the garden, and which formerly took the road surface water.




TIPPER John 1791-93+ Kentish Gazette

TERRY George Fred 1881+ (age 36 in 1881Census)

NOWERR William 1891+ (age 56 in 1891Census)

WEST Ellen 1901+ Census (nee Goodban)

WEST John to Nov/1903 Whitstable Times

MOUNT Mr W Nov/1903-Jan/05 Whitstable TimesDover Express

TERRY Mr George Fred (junior) Jan/1905-Nov/1907 Dover Express

ABBOTT Henry Brett Nov/1907+ Dover Express

NEWPORT John to Nov/1914 Dover Express

TERRY Sydney William Nov/1914-20 Dover Express

GUEST/GERARD Francis Ronald to Dec/1921 Dover Express

GODDARD Henry Richard Dec/1921-Jun/25 Dover Express

HOWLAND Henry George Jun/1925+ Dover Express

HARVEY G D Mr 1930-Jan/1947 Dover Express

POGSON W Mr Jan/1947+ Dover Express


The Dover Express reported that Sydney William Terry was from West Street.


Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette


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