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Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest Sept 1898+

(Name from)

Station Hotel

Latest Apr 1968

(Name to)

Wincheap Green

Canterbury

Station Hotel 1910

Above photo, circa 1910, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Castle Hotel 1920s

Above photo, circa 1920, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Styation Hotel 1939

Above postcard, circa 1930, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe. Showing what is believed to be a Masonic outing on its way from the East Station.

Station Hotel 1965

Above photo taken by Edward Wilmot in 1965.

 

Originally opened as the "Wheatsheaf" as early as 1692 when it was listed in the licensing list of that year and operating under that name till between 1838 and 1865 after which it obtained the name of the "Railway Tavern."

Listed in 1865 as the "Railway Tavern," but was operating under the name of "Station Hotel" by 1888.

The name later changed to the "Man of Kent" in April 1968 after the other "Man of Kent" in Worthgate Place was compulsory purchased in May that year and closed.

 

From the Whitstable Times, 24 August, 1900.

THE ALLEGED THEFT OF A PONY - PRISONER COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.

Swinford Butcher was charged on remand with stealing a pony, the property of William Powerr, on the 20th instant.

Mr. Broughton again defended.

William Bowman and Henry Sims, carpenters, employed by Mr. Hookway, landlord of the "Station Hotel," Wincheap Green, gave evidence to the effect that the prisoner got the pony out of the stable, and to attempting to stop him, Powell fell on to the ground, but how he got there neither witness seemed to know.

James baron saw the pony brought out of the stable gate. Powell tried to prevent the pony from being taken away when he was pushed down in the struggle which ensued. The prisoner then took the pony away.

Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and reserved his defence.

The Bench committed prisoner for trial at the next Quarter Sessions, and allowed the prisoner out on bail.

 

LICENSEE LIST

CARTER Henry 1874+

ROSS Charles 1881-82+ (age 40 in 1881Census)

HOOKWAY William Thomas S1900-Oct/1904+ Next pub licensee had Dover Express

FOSTER William T 1913-22+

FREEMAN George W 1930-38+

http://www.pubshistory.com/StationHotel.shtml

 

Dover ExpressFrom the Dover Express

 

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