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Sort file:- Ashford, December, 2021.

Page Updated Ashford:- Saturday, 11 December, 2021.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Locomotive

Open 2020+

65-67 Beaver Road

South Ashford

https://whatpub.com/locomotive

Locomotive

Above photo, date unknown, from Adrian Stanton.

Locomotive

Above photo, date unknown, from Adrian Stanton.

Locomotive

Above photo, date unknown, from Adrian Stanton.

Locomotive 1965

Above photo, circa 1965, kindly sent by Roger Parker.

Locomotive

Above photo kindly sent by Chris Excell, date unknown.

Locomotive

Later picture by Chris Excell, date unknown.

Locomotive sign 1995

Above sign, March 1995.

With thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com.

Bill Gurr 1912

Above photo, circa 1912, kindly sent by Tel Terry, Showing licensee Bill Gurr, his wife Elizabeth nee Watson by his side, Alice, her niece behind her and unknown lady on the left.

Vic Farmer 1945

Above photo showing licensee Vic Farmer in 1945. Kindly sent by Chris Excell from previous licensee Clive Guest.

Awaiting reverse picture of Whitbread sign.

Locomotive card

Above card issued March 1955. Sign series 4 number 22.

Kit and John Lunaway 1965

Above photo, circa 1965 showing licensees Kit and John Lunaway. Kindly sent by Roger Parker.

Locomotive layout 1965

Above layout, circa 1965, kindly drawn and sent by Roger Parker.

 

Kentish Gazette 18 November 1862.

ASHFORD. COUNTY COURT, MONDAY.

(Before C. Harwood, Esq., Judge.)

BATES v QUESTED.

The plaintiff, a farmer, sought to recover 6 10s, for corn, etc., from the defendant, who keeps the "Locomotive Inn," Ashford, but also carries on the business of a carrier, etc. He pleaded a set-off to nearly the full amount of the claim, paying the balance into court. The plaintiff disputed all the items of this set-off, the first of which was a charge of 15s, a-day for carrying bark from Backhouse Wood to Smeeth Station, a distance of three miles. The plaintiff said the defendant had generally charged by the ton for doing this, and last year carried bark double the distance for half the price. The judge thought the charge a moderate one, and allowed it. There were also a number of items for fixtures and repairs to a house which Quested had tenanted under the plaintiff, but which he had recently left. He alleged that Mr. Bates authorised him to do these repairs, and put up the fixtures, and also promised to pay him for a large crop of potatoes, cabbage, etc, which he left in the garden. The plaintiff alleged the converse of this, and after a patient hearing, His Honour declined to allow anything for the garden crop, reducing the set-off to 3 12s., giving judgement for a small balance.

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

 

LICENSEE LIST

QUESTED Mr 1862+ Kentish Gazette

REEVES J 1869-70+

SAVAGE William 1871+ (age 48 in 1871Census)

AYRES James Edward 1874+

HALL Robert W 1881-91+ (age 64 in 1891Census)

HALL M A Mrs 1903+ Kelly's 1903

GURR William George 1911-13+ (age 58 in 1911Census)

DOBSON John Hadnet Bryce 1922+

DOBSON Emily Elsie Mrs 1930+

DENT Alfred 1938+

FARMER Vic 1945+

LANAWAY John & Kit 1960-65+

GUEST Clive ????

https://pubwiki.co.uk/Locomotive.shtml

 

Kentish GazetteKentish Gazette

CensusCensus

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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