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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton and Jan Pedersen

Earliest 1846

(Name from)

Packet Boat

Latest July 1935

59 Radnor Street



Originally called the "Fishing Boat" or "Fisher Boat," or indeed "Fishing Smack." The licence from this was surrendered in 1935 and transferred to the "East Cliff Pavilion."


From the Folkestone Chronicle 23 March, 1861. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.


Richard Boorn, an insolvent, appeared to pass his first examination, supported by Mr. Bedford. He was opposed by Mr. John Minter, on behalf of Mr. George Conley, for a debt of 16 11s. 9d. Insolvent was examined by Mr. Minter, who failed to elicit that he had any effects. Debts 225. He passed his first examination.


Note: Boorn had been landlord of the "Packet Boat," Radnor Street 1851-57. Strangely, it seems that he carries on with the "Alma," Cheriton Road (1855-64) and returns to the "Packet Boat" (1861-69) despite this insolvency! Jan Pedersen.


From the Folkestone Chronicle 27 April, 1861. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.


Richard Boorn. This insolvent came up for his final examination. Mr. Minter withdrew his opposition upon His Honour allowing the insolvent to amend his schedule, by inserting a reversionary interest he was entitled to; which having been done, he passed.


Note: Boorn had interests in both the "Packet Boat," Radnor Street, and the "Alma," Cheriton Road. Jan Pedersen.


From the Folkestone Chronicle 12 November, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.


On Thursday evening Mr. John Boorn of the "Packet Boat Inn" invited a few friends to a quiet little supper to celebrate the launch of a new lugger he has just finished, and the first he has finished since he entered into the business of a boat builder. The vessel was launched in the afternoon of the same day, and was named the Blair Athol. It is to be hoped that she will be as successful in her trips as her namesake, the celebrated racehorse. The lugger is a very nice one and from her lines appears to combine speed with strength.


Maidstone Telegraph 06 February 1869


To surrender in the County.

BOORN, John Whittenden, Seagate-street, Folkestone, Kent, wheelwright, February 17th, 1869.


From the Folkestone Express 7 March 1908.

Adjourned Licensing Sessions.

At the annual sessions the granting of five licences was adjourned; The "Railway Tavern," the "Eagle Tavern" and the "Bricklayers Arms" on the ground of redundancy, the "Railway Hotel," Coolinge, because a conviction had been recorded against it, and the "Packet Boat," so that plans for alterations could be submitted to the Justices.




COCK James 1847 Bagshaw's Directory 1847

BOORN Richard to Dec/1857 Folkestone Chronicle

BOORN John Dec/1857-62+ Post Office Directory 1862 (Boat builder Folkestone Chronicle)

BEERS George 1874 Post Office Directory 1874

SMITH Mrs Jane Mary 1881-99+ (widow age 48 in 1881Census) Post Office Directory 1882Post Office Directory 1891Kelly's 1899

NEWMAN Albert Thos Next pub licensee had 1899-1903 Post Office Directory 1903Dover Express

GOODALL A 1913 Post Office Directory 1913

TWIGG J W 1922 Post Office Directory 1922

SIRETT John 1934+ Kelly's 1934


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

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

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Kelly's 1934From the Kelly's Directory 1934

Folkestone ChronicleFrom the Folkestone Chronicle

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express


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