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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1970

(Name from)

Thomas Becket

Open 2014+

21 Best Lane

Canterbury

01227 464384

Thomas Becket Thomas Becket sign 2012Thomas Becket sign 1975

Above photos and sign left taken by Paul Skelton, 19 May 2012.

Thomas Becket sign right May 1975.

Above with thanks from Brian Curtis www.innsignsociety.com

Thomas Becket inside 2012

Photo taken 24 April 2012 from http://www.flickr.com by Jelltex.

 

The house can date back to as early as 1775 when it was registered as a Trade Club for bricklayers and was known as the "Bricklayer's Arms." In 1970, 800 years after the murder of Thomas Becket, it's name changed to what we know today.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 10 August, 2000.

IMPROMPTU PARTY FUN

Regulars of a Canterbury pub held an impromptu street party on Friday to celebrate the Queen Mother's 100th birthday.

It was the idea of Cllr Richard Parkinson, who lives in Best Lane, where it took place.

Refreshments were served to regulars and passers-by from the "Thomas Becket" pub.

Licensee Jill Ward said: "It was an impromptu celebration and it was good fun."

 

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WARD Jill 2000+

 

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