The above print shows the Red Lion at Denton in 1865. By kind permission
of Dover Library.
The above photo shows the Red Lion at Denton in the 1930's. Photo
taken by Edward Smith from Elham, by kind permission Dover Library.
Above and below photos say Red Lion Hotel 1930. By kind permission Dover Library.
Above by kind permission of the "Black
Horse" at Densole, stating "Coming to vote for Akers Douglas, Denton
and District, January 1910.
From The Dover Mercury 27 February 2003.
THE photo above developed from a glass plate, of a delivery pony and trap
proved interesting to many readers, of Joe Harman's column the other week
including Peter Terry, of Cowper Road, River.
Mr Terry has this postcard of the coach and horses outside
the Red Lion at Denton - now renamed The Jackdaw because of the
"I think the coach service ran between Canterbury and Folkestone," he
"My mother lived in Denton. Her father and my grandfather - Jack Hore -
was employed as gamekeeper to Kitchener at Broome Park, and lived
opposite the Red Lion."
From the Dover Mercury 16 June, 2000.
PETER Terry, of Cowper Road, River, was among the Mercury readers
interested in the photo with Joe Harman's article (Mercury, June 1)
about the Nonington bus. Mr Terry has shown us this Kent Messenger photo
depicting travel between Folkestone and Canterbury at the turn of the
There was a daily service between Folkestone and Canterbury through
the Elham Valley and it is reported that travellers on the coach used to
throw pennies to the village children. The coach, which was driven by
Sir Gerald Hanson, is pictured outside the Red Lion public house - now
The Jackdaw - at Denton where the four horses were changed on both the
outward and return journeys. Mr Terry's parents and grandparents lived
Above photograph circa 1960, kindly supplied by Terry Wheeler of the Ramsgate
Dates from 1645.
In the Wingham Division Ale Licence list 1740, the "Red Lion," Denton, was re-licensed for the sum of 8 shillings in
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 4 November, 1925. Price 1½d.
WAS IT BEER
Arthur George Mott, of the “Red Lion,” Denton was summoned for supplying
intoxicating liquor other than during permitted hours.
Pte. Kenny, R.A.M.C. and L/Corpl. Bilton, R.A.S.C. were summoned for
P.C. castle (Barham) said that at 11.57 a.m. on Sunday, November 22nd,
he went to the “Red Lion,” Denton, and saw Bilton and Kenny standing in
front of the bar counter in the public bar, behind which the defendant
Mott (the licensee) was standing. He heard Mott say, “Drink that up,”
whereupon the other defendants immediately picked up their glasses
containing “brown coloured liquor,” which they consumed. He picked
Kenny’s glass up, and tasted it. It was beer. Before he could pick up
Bilton’s glass the licensee picked it up and put it in water. Bilton
said he thought the opening hour was 12 o’clock, as at Shorncliffe.
Kenny said “I am a teetotaller and was drinking dry ginger. I am not
exactly a teetotaller, but I don’t drink beer.” “Mott said, “I give no
explanation; all I say is I did not serve intoxicating liquor.”
Cross-examined by witness, Mr. A. K. Mowll, for the defendants, said
there was another soldier. He did not agree that dry ginger was like
beer in colour.
Mott giving evidence, said he served the defendants with a dry ginger
and lemonade. He had been convicted before and was therefore careful.
Both the other defendants gave evidence, and said that the Constable did
not pick up their glasses.
The Bench retired to consider the case and convicted the defendants.
Mott was fined £1, including costs, and the other defendants 5s. each,
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday
5 March, 1926. Price 1½d.
WINGHAM PETTY SESSIONS
The adjourned consideration of the renewal of the licence of the "Red
Lion," Denton, was before the Bench. The brewers expressed their desire
to retain the services of the Landlord who had been twice convicted of a
The Bench said they would take the unusual step of renewing the
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 7 May, 1926. Price 1½d.
Plans were approved for alterations to Messrs. Gardners' "Red Lion," Denton.
Now called the "Jackdaw".
HOWELL Richard 1740+
SEATH Francis jun.1841-91+ (1841 Denton Census)
MARSH David 1893-1903
MARSH Mrs David 1913
MARSH Mrs Emily 1922-Aug/23
MOTT Arthur George Aug/1923+
(Ex East Kent
Road car Company driver)
KING Thomas Arthur to Jan/1929
BILLOWS Mrs Maria Jan/1929-Jan/31+
McKINN/McKIM Charles Henry Nelson Jan/1931-34+
ROBERTS Charles Henry Ernest 1938-Sept/1941
FOREMAN Frederick John Sept/1941-1951
COPSON Alfred G 1951+
(formerly of Guildhall Tavern, Folkestone)
From Wingham Division Ale Licences 1740 Ref: KAO - QRLV 3/1
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1903
From the Post Office Directory 1913
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From the Post Office Directory 1930
From the Kelly's Directory 1934
From the Post Office Directory 1938
From the Dover Express