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Sort file:- Ramsgate, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Saturday, 11 September, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

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Harp

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108-110 Harbour Parade (Victoria Place 1867)

Ramsgate

Above photo from Chris Roo's Flickr. Date unknown.

Harp

Above postcard, date unknown.

Harp

Above photo, date unknown by Darkstar.

 

Goldsmid Place changed name to Harbour Parade on 18 July 1895, and a proposal to widen said Harbour Parade was made in 1897 by Tomson and Wotton (owners of "Castle Hotel"). Took a few years to accomplish, but it did eventually happen.

The "Harp" was situated right next to the "Refectory Tavern," and the two were joined into one in 1936.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 25 July, 1863.

PEDESTRIANISM.

A great deal of excitement was exhibited in the town on Monday last, to see the arrival of W. Mountjoy, who had matched himself to walk from Mr. Finn's, the “Tower Inn,” Canterbury, to the “Harp Tavern,” Ramsgate, and back, twice each day, making a distance of 68 miles a day, for six successive days, the backer of time laying the odds of 12 to 8. This is the same person who, when a youth, walked 40 miles a day for six successive days, from Canterbury to Ospringe and back, in December, 1844. The pedestrian started on his arduous task at 4 o’clock on Monday morning, and accomplished half the distance, 34 miles, including stoppages, in seven hours and twenty-five minutes; but, unfortunately for him, he was seized with cramp, and in spite of all his endeavours to shake it off he was compelled to relinquish the task on Tuesday, after going 34 miles. The backer of time has now bet 5 even, that Mountjoy does not accomplish 30 miles a day for four days. He started on Wednesday morning to Sarre and back and then to Ramsgate and back, making the distance 50 miles, and will have to go the same journey up to Saturday (this evening).

 

Thanet Advertiser, Saturday 8 September 1917.

Licence Refused.

The Margate Bench on Wednesday refused to grant a licence to Mr. Holyer, late of the "Harp Tavern," Ramsgate, to sell at the "Good Intent Inn," Margate.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

MARTIN Edward 1858-62+ (age 44 in 1861Census)

MARTIN Sarah 1867-71+ (age 60 in 1871Census)

GEAR Richard 1882+

CARR Eliza M A 1891-1901+ (age 58 in 1901Census)

HOLYER Charles 1903-17 Next pub licensee had Kelly's 1903

STEWARD Joseph Benjamin 1922-36+

BALCOMBE William E 1938+

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CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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