Page Updated:- Monday, 30 October, 2023.


Earliest 1751

Penny Pot

Latest 1967+



Stelling Minnis

Penny Pot 1900

Above photo, circa 1900, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Penny Pot 1952

Above photo, 1952, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Penny Pot 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Penny Pot 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Penny Pot sign 1963

Above photo, April 1963, kindly sent by Clive Bowley.

Penny Pot

Above picture from Darkstar

Penny Pot wall stone

According to the wall stone, the building was erected in 1751.

Penny Pot sign 1963

Above sign 1963.


Found in Melvelles directory of 1858 when John Fearn was the licensee, but addressed as at Stelling Minnis, but definitely in the village of Waltham.

The building was Grade II listed on 14th March 1980


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

William Furn, of Waltham, landlord of the "Pennypot House," was fined 1s., costs 10s., for selling a mixture of gin and water as pure gin. The article was 43 degrees below proof, and eight degrees below the legal standard.


Bob-a-Job Grand national runner

Above photos shows the 1967 Grand National runner 13-year-old Bob-a-Job, outside the "Penny Pot," owned and trained by Tom Hudson, of Upper Thruxted Farm, Waltham, Chartham. His jockey was 18-year-old Chris Young. Bob-a-Job was in the middle of the leading group when a pile-up and a loose horse forced him to make three attempts at a fence. He was officially placed 12th.

Penny Pot 2009

Above Google image, April 2009.

Waltham map 1897

Above map 1897.

Waltham map 1897

Above map 1897.



FEARN John 1851-58+ (listed as farmer age 48 in 1851Census) Melville's 1858

FEARN William 1861-1903+ (age 60 in 1891Census) Whitstable TimesPost Office Directory 1874Kelly's 1903

STICKElS John 1911+ (listed as egg collector age 36 in 1911Census)

WRAIGHT Alfred 1918-22+ Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922

WRAIGHT Emily Jane Mrs to June/1930 Post Office Directory 1930Whitstable Times

BLACKMAN William James June/1930-38+ Post Office Directory 1938Whitstable Times


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874


Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938

Whitstable TimesWhitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald


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