59 Crabble Hill
Three Cups circa 1987 (Photo by Paul Skelton)
Above photo circa 1980 by Barry Smith.
Three Cups sign April 1986.
Above with thanks from Brian Curtis
From Porters, King Street, Maidstone. July 1998.
THE THREE CUPS INN, DOVER.
A well presented single bar terrace freehouse with good established
Accommodation comprises: substantial single bar with
central servery, rear hall, internal toilets, basement cellar, enclosed
skittle alley. Dining room, living room. 2 bedrooms, kitchen, store
room, bathroom/WC. Rear trade garden with rear pedestrian access.
FREEHOLD GUIDE PRICE: £130,000 'ALL AT' PLUS SAV.
Above and below picture by Paul Skelton 8th Sept 2007.
This was built about 1840, the number at one time being 59. That was the
result of other properties lower down disappearing during a road widening in
1938. It was a Leney house which passed to Fremlin then Whitbread.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 19 May, 1876.
SUICIDE BY A DOVER POLICE SERGEANT
On Monday morning James Lewis, a member of the Dover police Force, who
has recently been promoted to the post of sergeant, and who has filled
the office of clerk in the police station two years, committed suicide
at his house at Crabble Hill by shooting himself with a revolver. The
deceased seems to have been guilty of embezzlement, he having retained a
sum of £8 entrusted to him to be forwarded to a Reformatry School at
Eye, in Suffolk, and it is said that there is other money not accounted
for. The deceased in some written papers also complains of domestic
troubles. Lewis had obtained a day’s leave on Sunday, and in his absence
the Superintendent had discovered that the money above mentioned had not
been paid, and it was when the police officer was going to his house to
take him to account for the matter at the police station that he hastily
ran to his room and shot himself, using an American (Colts) revolver
taken from the police station that a foreign banker who shot himself at
the “Lord Warden Hotel” two years ago had used with similar fatal
An inquest was held on the body at the “Three Cups Inn,” Buckland, on
the Monday evening , before W. H. Payne, Esq., Coroner. The Town Clerk,
Mr. Woolaston Knocker, attended to watch the case on behalf of the Watch
Committee. A Jury, of which Mr. Adams, “Park Inn,” was the foreman,
having been sworn, the Jury went to view the body, which is where the
deed was committed, after which the following evidence was taken:-
Elizabeth Lewis, the widow, said: Deceased was a sergeant in the Borough
Police Force. He has lately complained of his head being bad. This
morning, about five-and-twenty to seven, I saw him sitting on a chair by
the fire in the sitting room. He got up from the fire place and opened
the bedroom door, went in, and shut the door after him. I told him not
to shut himself in, and opened the door and went after him into the
bedroom. He threw himself on to the bed. I thought he had a knife in his
hand. I said “Lewis, don’t cut your throat.” I got hold of his hand, and
a pistol went off. I moved his head and saw the blood. I went to the
door and called Sergeant Stevens and another policeman who were close
by. The other constable was Police-constable Nash. They came in at once
and attended to him. I went down to the Police-station this morning to
see the Superintendent and I came home and delivered a message to the
deceased which the Superintendent gave me. I was down there at six
o’clock. The message was that Lewis was to go down and see the
Superintendent. I told him that and he did not like it. He was going to
send me down to the Police-station at a quarter to seven o’clock. He
said, “I shall not go down before eight.” I was going down and I saw
Sergeant Stevens close by, and Lewis who saw him too jumped up out of
the front room and went into the bedroom and immediately shot himself. I
believe it was about some money that he wanted me to go to the
Police-station. He said there was a little money short and that is why
he had been away all day on Sunday. He did not know how to get out of
By a Juror: He has before threatened to kill himself. On Sunday night
week he was in the closet and I heard a pistol go off. I was in bed. He
had been out walking, and I think he had been drinking.
By the Foreman: I never reported that to any one. He was in the closet
two hours. I did not like to call anyone as it was eleven o’clock. He
stayed in the closet till one o’clock. I told Police-constable Pilcher
that I thought he was the worse for drink, bit I said nothing about the
pistol shot as I feared it might go further about.
Mr. Knocker: You spoke about his being out on Sunday. Did he not do duty
Witness: No, sir. He left home very untidily dressed at twenty minutes
to ten, and came back this morning at 5.30.
By the Coroner: I thought he left to go to duty. He said he would be
down there in half-an-hour. He told me this morning when he returned
home he did not go. I do not know where he went. He came in more like a
lunatic this morning than anything else. I was afraid of him. I asked
him where he had been, and he said he had been to Canterbury and had
walked home, and that made him so late.
A little girl, niece of the deceased, who was in the house at the time,
was next called. In reply to the Coroner she said she heard the pistol
fire but did not see anything. The Coroner said that as she was only ten
years old it was scarce worth while swearing her.
Sergeant Stevens of the Dover Police Force, said: In consequence of
instructions I received from the Superintendent I went to the old
Turnpike House, the residence of the deceased, at Crabble Hill,
accompanied by Police-constable Nash who was on that beat. Just before
coming in sight of the house I met the deceased’s wife and she asked me
if I was going to the house. I said “Yes.” I asked her if Lewis was in
and she said “Yes.” I asked her if he was alright and she said “Yes.” I
asked her if he was quiet and she said “Yes.” I then directed her to go
back and told her I would follow her. When I was about thirty yards from
the house the wife came out and beckoned to me. I hastened up to the
door and walked in. I saw his wife at the bedroom door, and she said
“make haste in.” I noticed a smell of powder, and before going in I
called to him and receiving no answer I went in and found the deceased
lying on the bed on his right side. His right hand was lying underneath
him with this pistol clutched in it. It is a five chamber revolver, and
it was very hot when I took it out of his hand. I have examined it and
find four barrels charged and the fifth one contains an empty cartridge
case. I immediately sent for a doctor. Mr. Long came about half-an-hour
afterwards. I raised the body and found that Lewis was alive, but he
died just before the doctor arrived. He was quite unconscious. I gave
him some water and that caused him to struggle but he never spoke. The
doctor when he came pronounced him to be dead. The deceased has
complained to me two or three times lately of feeling unwell, and more
particularly in his head. The instructions I had from the Superintendent
were to go and tell him to come down.
The Coroner: Not to take him down?
Witness: I should have taken him if he had refused to come, but my
instructions were to tell him to come down and see the Superintendent.
On searching the deceased I found upon him those two notes, six
shillings and one penny in money, two purses, a silver watch and guard
and key, a gold ring on his finger, two knives, two police whistles, two
cartridges, a comb and a pencil.
The Coroner read the notes which were written in pencil. One was written
on the back of a summons to attend a meeting of the Order of the Druids,
on the Second of May, at the “Wellington Inn,” Biggin Street of which
society deceased was a member. The writing was as follows:-
“May the Great God of heaven and earth forgive me. Oh! Father of mercies
receive my soul. I am a wicked wretch not fit to live. I hope the Lord
will receive me in death.”
“I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ his only Son out Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy
Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, Was
crucified, dead and buried, he descended into hell; the 3rd day he rose
again, from the dead, he ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right
hand of God the Father Almighty from whence he shall come to judge the
quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; The Communion of
Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; the Resurrection of the body, And the
life everlasting. Amen.”
The above was evidently written from memory as in one place he had
written two lines incorrectly and had drawn the pencil through it and
afterwards written it correctly.
On another circular, referring to the non-payment of the money due for
the Reformatory School, in which the Superintendent had written, “Do you
remember to whom you paid the money for the P.O.O. at all?” the deceased
“I have not paid it at all. Forgive me if you can. No peace at home. I
drink and drown care. Forgive me as I hope the Lord Almighty will
forgive me. I forgive everyone, and may the Lord have mercy on my soul.
On the other side was written:-
“May the great God above have mercy on my sinful soul. Don’t let my wife
have that child. I wish she could go with me. She is at least free from
sin. Father’s address, Mr. J. Lewis, at Mr. William May’s, Bentley, near
Superintendent Sanders, of the Dover Police Force, said: the deceased
was a reserve sergeant in the Dover Police Force, doing duty as clerk at
the Police Station. He left on Sunday night at nine o’clock. He appeared
then to be in his usual health, but previous to leaving duty he asked
for a day’s leave on the Sunday, as he wanted to go to Canterbury very
particularly. I granted the leave. By Sunday’s morning post I received
the circular now produced, from Major Inglis, Inspector of Reformatory
Schools, informing me that the last quarter’s contributions from parents
of juvenile offenders had not been forwarded. The deceased had the money
to obtain the Post Office order, on the 4th of this month; it was £8 9s.
I was engaged on that day, and I directed him to obtain the order and
send it off, as he had often done before. I sent as message to his house
yesterday morning between eight and nine o’clock, and finding that he
did not come to the station I went to his house, but could not find him.
This morning I broke open a desk at the Station of which he kept the
key, and I found the returns I now produce that should have been sent to
the Inspector on the 4th inst. I also found the letter that he had
written to send with the P.O.O. This morning , a little before six
o’clock, I saw his wife in Queen Street. She asked me to look over it,
and she would find the money. I told her it was gone too far for me to
settle. She asked me if she should come down, and I said “Yes.” I at
once directed Sergt Stevens to go to his house, and to accompany Lewis
to the Police-station. The deceased has been in the force six years, and
he has recently been promoted to the rank of sergeant. I never found him
wring in the money matters before; he was always very correct. I might
mention that during the last week I have had to complain of him for
forgetfulness, but beyond that I have noticed nothing different in his
manner. The revolver I identify as one that was hanging up with others
inn my private office. They were removed last week for the purpose of
being cleaned by him. When I found that the man was gone yesterday, I
examined the firearms and found two pistols missing. I have not found
the other one.
Arthur Long, Surgeon, deposed: At seven this morning I was called to see
the deceased by Police-sergeant Stevens. I proceeded to his house. I
found him lying dead on his bed. On examination I found a bullet wound
in his right temple. The bullet passed right through the brain, and
fractured the bone at the opposite ear. The wound was sufficient to
Sergeant Stevens said he might mention that deceased received some very
severe injuries to his head some time ago, which caused him to be off
duty two months.
The Coroner, having briefly summed up the evidence, the Jury returned a
verdict, “That the deceased shot himself while in a state of insanity.”
At a sale on 30 September 1886 it changed hands at £960. It closed in
September 1940 for the duration but Edith Rogers stepped into the breach and
it reopened almost immediately.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 11 May, 1888. 1d.
An inquest was held at the “Three Cups Inn,” Buckland, on Tuesday
afternoon, before the Borough Coroner (Sydenham Payn, Esq.), on the body
of a man named Edward Harding, who died suddenly on Sunday morning last.
The following gentlemen composed the Jury: Messrs. H. Martin, W.
Lawrence, J. Friend, E. Hammond, G. Bowles, J. Chapman, C. Enderson, E.
Pearson, K. Swinnock, E. C. Pierce, J. B. Abbott, R. L. Wissenden, and
E. Wood. Mr. Swinnock was chosen foreman of the Jury, and after viewing
the body, the following evidence was taken.
Catherine Harding, living at 2, Park Cottages, said: The body the Jury
have viewed is that of my husband, Edward Harding; his age was 42 years,
and he was a labouring man. On Saturday evening he went out and returned
home about half-past ten o’clock. He never complained of anything when he
returned home on Saturday. The deceased and myself went to bed, and
about one a.m. he asked my if my son was home. I heard nothing more
until about ten minutes to two, when I woke up and heard the deceased
making a peculiar noise as if he was gasping for breath. The deceased
only breathed three times, I called my son, and he came in the room and
tried to wake his father, but could not do so. Deceased did not speak
but died directly. I sent for a doctor, and Mr. C. Walter came about an
hour afterwards. Deceased never made any complaint about his health, but
used to say that when he did digging, he had a pain in his chest. The
deceased had not done any work for five days previous to his death, as
he could get nothing to do. I have been married 22 years, and during
that time deceased had no illness, excepting a cold which he always had
Edward Harding, son of deceased, said: I am a labourer and live at home
with my parents. I saw deceased, who was my father, about four o’clock
on Saturday afternoon, and he then seemed in his usual health. I went
out and returned home at 11 o’clock, the deceased was then in bed and
asleep. About two a.m. the next morning my mother came into my room and
called me. I went into my father’s room and heard him making heavy
sighs. I tried to wake deceased but could not, and afterwards rubbed his
forehead with vinegar, as I thought he was in a fit. I went and called a
neighbour, and afterwards went for Dr. Walter. I have worked with the
deceased occasionally, and he has several times complained of tightness
in his chest, and I have seen him knock his chest, but he took no
further notice of it.
Thomas Benson said: I am a gardener, and live at 5, Dodd’s Place,
Buckland. I have known the deceased for many years. On Saturday evening
last, shortly before nine o’clock, I saw deceased in this public house
(“Three Cups”), and he was then playing skittles. I had a game with him
and several others for about half an hour. After the game was over,
deceased and myself left the skittle alley and came into the bar. I left
deceased standing at the bar about half-past ten p.m., when I went home.
Deceased was quite sober, and appeared to be in his usual health and
made no complaint.
Clement Cuthbert Walter, surgeon, residing and practising in Dover, gave
evidence to being called to deceased’s house early on Sunday morning.
Witness found life to be quite extinct, death having recently taken
place. Witness stated that death might possibly have occurred from heart
disease, accelerated by privation and an over exertion by playing a game
The Jury returned a verdict of “Death from natural causes.”
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 5 January, 1894. 1d.
FATAL FALL IN THE STREET
An inquest was held on Friday afternoon, at the “Three Cups”
public-house, before the Coroner (Mr. Sydenham Payn, Esq.), upon the
body of Marie Doherty, an old woman, who died on the previous Wednesday,
from the result of a fall.
The following gentlemen composed the Jury:- Messrs. G. Solley (foreman)
G. Bowles, W. Norris, A. H. Adams, G. Willis, R. Vinall, J. Sanders, W.
J. Fisher, W. H. Tucker, F. Pennal, J. Hills, and W. Pelham.
The Coroner refused to administer the oath to one of the Jurymen because
he appeared in a butcher’s smock and apron, and in discharging him
advised him to appear more suitably dressed when called upon again.
After the body had been viewed at deceased’s residence, the following
evidence was taken:-
Charlotte Doherty, deceased’s daughter said: I live at 2, Dodd’s
Cottages, with the deceased. The body the Jury have just viewed if that
of my mother, Marie Doherty, widow of a master shoemaker in the Army.
Her age was 61. She was in good health on Saturday last, when she left
home at 4.30. I don’t know where she went, but at half-past nine a
neighbour told me that my mother was coming up the street. I asked Mrs.
Clark, another neighbour to go and meet her, and about ten minutes
afterwards my mother was brought home by a Policeman. Her face was
covered with mud, and she had a scratch upon her forehead, but there was
no blood upon her face. I asked where she had been, and she replied that
she had only been down to see the shops. Her clothes were very muddy,
and I thought she had a fall. At half-past eleven we went to bed, and
Mr. Keeler helped her upstairs. She was sober when she came in. She
remained pretty well all Sunday, till nine o’clock in the evening, when
suddenly, as she was sitting by the fire, her head dropped. I asked her
what was the matter, and she replied “I can’t see.” I sent for Dr. Long.
About five minutes afterwards deceased was unable to speak. I had to get
assistance to put her to bed. Her breathing became very heavy, and next
morning I again sent for Dr. Long, his assistant arriving soon after.
She remained unconscious till Wednesday morning at five minutes to two,
when she called out my name twice. She died at half-past six. She was a
delicate woman, unsteady on her legs, and suffered from giddiness.
Police-constable Vincent said: On Saturday night, between a quarter and
half-past nine, I saw Mrs. Doherty leaning against the wall close to Mr.
Goodchild’s, the baker. I spoke to her and asked what she was doing
there, and she said “Only having a rest.” I advised her to go home, and
walked on. I heard her footsteps behind me, and on looking round saw her
staggering across the pavement. She got a little way, then fell into the
road. I noticed when I spoke to her that she had had a fall before. I
picked her up, and she said she was all right and could walk home. She
has lost the use of her legs completely. She was not drunk, but had been
drinking. I got a barrow from Mr. Forwood and took the deceased home,
leaving her in charge of her daughter. The fall caused a graze on her
forehead, which bled a little.
John G. Sapp, assistant to Dr. Long, said: The first message was
received on Sunday night and a powder was sent with instructions what to
do. Another message came on Monday morning, and I went to the house.
Deceased was lying in an almost unconscious condition, and unable to
speak. The breathing was very heavy, and there was an abraised wound
over the left eye, and considerable swelling over the whole of that side
of the face. So much so that the lid of the left eye could not be
opened. This would most probably be caused by falling into the road. Dr.
Long saw her afterwards, and she was in the same condition. She was
suffering evidently from some injury to the base of the brain. I saw her
again on Wednesday morning after she was dead. The injury to the brain
was the cause of death. There were no other marks of injury.
By the Foreman: There were no external marks to show that the skull was
The Jury returned a verdict of “Death from Misadventure.”
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 27 November, 1903. Price 1d.
AN ELDERLY WOMAN’S DEATH
TEA DRINKING THE CAUSE
An inquest was held at the “Three Cups Inn,” Crabble Hill, on Monday, by
the Borough Coroner (Sydenham Payn, Esq.), on the body of Sarah
Chadwick, aged 66 years, living at 33, Glenfield Road, who died early on
Saturday morning. Mr. G. Marsh was foreman of the Jury.
William Chadwick, living at 33, Glenfield Road, said he was a
stonemason. The body at his house was that of his mother, Sarah
Chadwick, aged 66 years. On Friday night he spent the evening with the
deceased at his house. Between nine and ten she went out to post a
paper. On returning she appeared very fagged and in a distressed
condition. She complained that her heart was bad. When she had rested he
made her a cup of tea and some bread and butter. He left her sitting by
the fire and went to bed. About one o’clock he heard moaning noises, and
on going to the deceased’s bedroom, he saw her sitting on the bed. She
repeated, “What shall I do?” several times. He went to call some
neighbours, but could not make them hear. He went back to the deceased,
who had fallen back on the bed. He endeavoured to put her on the bed,
when she fell on the floor. He went immediately for the doctor, and Dr. Ibotson
came. The deceased had complained about a pain in her heart.
Elizabeth Amelia Wood, wife of William Wood, living at 17, Park Street,
said the deceased was her mother, and she last saw her on Wednesday
evening, when she came to visit her. She was then in her usual health,
and seemed quite cheerful, though she never had been very strong. The
deceased had always complained of her heart, and had a sister and father
who died suddenly from heart affection.
Edward Cecil Ibotson, M.D. Lond., said that on Saturday morning about a
quarter to two he was called by Mr. Chadwick. Witness found the deceased
lying on her back in the bedroom on the floor, partly undressed. Death
had taken place about half an hour previously. He got her on the bed and
examined her all over, and found no marks of violence nor any sign of
injury. Her face was livid, and there was a considerable amount of froth
coming out of the mouth. His opinion was that the deceased had an acute
attack of flatulent dyspepsia, probably brought on by the tea, causing
syncope, from which she died.
A verdict in accordance with the medical evidence was returned.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 17
April, 1914. Price 1d.
Mr. Wood, of Messrs. Leney and Co., submitted plans for a small
extension at the back of the "Three Cups Inn," Crabble Hill.
The Magistrates approved the plans on the condition that the gate in
Dodd's Lane is only used for garden purposes.
From the Dover Express, 26 February 1916.
Henry Joseph Grigg, of the "Three Cups Inn," Crabble Hill, Dover.
Death February 26 1916 at Victoria Hospital, Dover, aged 39.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News. 20 November 1942.
POPPY DAY, DOVER'S FINE EFFORT
It was reported that the "Three Cups" raised the sum of 10s.
for the Poppy Fund of 1942.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 8
Mr. F. G. Wilson about to send up the first ball.
BEER AND SKITTLES
Pub Sports Revival
Another new sport - skittle playing - is capturing interest in the
town, and Saturday evening saw the opening of two more bowling alleys
provided at local public houses.
Originator of the skittles revival in Dover was Mr. L. Latcham,
licensee of the "Red Lion," Charlton Green, who opened the first
open-aired alley to customers at the house on Whit-Monday.
Latest to interest their customers in this sport are Mr. T Cooper, of
the "Three Cups," Crabble Hill, and Mr. R. J. Cadman, of the "Primrose,"
Performing the opening ceremony at the "Three Cups," where he bowled
the first ball, Mr. F. G. Wilson, Manager of Fremlins, Ltd.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday, 2
ON BOXING DAY, TOO
These hardy footballers raised over £8 for St. Dunstan's on Boxing
Day, in a walking match at Crabble Court. The "Three Cups" beat Fremlins
3-2 and retained the cup they have held for some years. Fred Durrant,
Dover's player-manager, kicked off for the game, which was played in
fancy dress, and he afterwards presented the cup.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News. 23 April, 1965.
SKITTLES BY CANDLELIGHT
Skittles by candlelight - that was the scene at the Three Cups on
Wednesday last week when the alley lights failed in a Ladies' League
Torches and candles gave just enough illumination for the ladies of
The Three Cups to beat their opponents from the Primrose by eight shots.
At one time this was frequented by Landlord's son, Tony Brown the England
number two darts champion.
Customers had the choice of four bars in the past but they had already
been reduced to two by 1978 and in keeping with the trend, Nick Wheeler
produced plans that year to form one large room.
Now owned by private company, Victoria Inns, a company established in
2003 who owns ten outlets and leases out the pubs. Victoria Inns also own
pubs in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Bridport, Glastonbury, Plymouth, Cowes,
Weymouth, Exeter and of course Dover.
Again recently renovated (August 2007) the pub now shows an open plan
with the bar area on the left as you walk in, previous to this it was
directly in front of the entrance but with room either side to walk to the
back rooms and skittle alley. It now serves food where you can see the chef
preparing the food.
From the Dover Express, Thursday, 15 May, 2008.
Three Cups pub has lot to offer.
FOR those who have not yet visited the newly refurbished Three Cups on
Crabble Hill, Dover, a warm welcome awaits you from Maggie Mellors and
her friendly staff.
It was refurbished nine months ago to a very high standard with electric
skylight, elegant lighting and large decked garden. And this
establishment is proving to be a popular choice with young and old alike
- whether the occasion is a Sunday roast and all the trimmings for just
£6.95, or perhaps a steak night meal with two steaks and a bottle of
wine per couple for only £19.99, or simply to listen to the regular live
Maggie can also provide catering at private functions and other venues
as well as being able to provide a fully stocked bar for that special
Happy to tailor events to individual requirements, Maggie will always be
on hand to listen and make suggestions as required and can be contacted
on 01304 204844.
From the Dover Express, Thursday, 2 December, 2010.
LANDLORD SUPPORTING THE TROOPS
PUB QUIZ TO HELP HEROES
Report by Yamurai Zendera
A PUB landlord is doing her bit for the country's wounded servicemen
For the past three months "The Three Cups" in Crabble Hill, Dover, has
been hosting fundraising events for Help for Heroes, so far more than
£700 has been railed.
Landlord Maggie Mellors, whose stepson is serving in the army; said she
began supporting the charity on the suggestion of a punter.
She said: "We have had donations, and one a very generous donation of
£100 given anonymously."
The pub is also holding a quiz' night on Thursday; December 16, where a
painting of Dover Castle by Gail Lea will be up for auction.
Maggie, 41, said: "My stepson is with 1 PARA and he's done three tours
of Afghanistan. I'm more than happy to support Help for Heroes. I have
found that people are very willing to give money because it's a very
Maggie bought the pub leasehold three years ago after previously working
for Whitbread PLC, Dover immigration and P&O Ferries.
She said: "The pub was very rundown when I took it over. It's taken a
few years to build it up. We "have things going on most of the time but
it's very hard at, the
moment. People don't have the money to come out as often as they used
to. They can buy cheap beer from the supermarket and smoke at home.
Social networking "has also had an effect."
• Join the quiz on Thursday; December 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets £2 (or £1.50
in advance). 01304 204844.
STEPHENS Edward 1847-58
PHIPPS Christopher 1874+
PHIPPS Charles Harry 1882+
WINNIFRITH George 1891+
HOLMES George 1892
PARKER Thomas George 1895
BARTHOLOMEW George to Feb/1897
FRENCH Arthur H Feb/1897-1903
NORRIS Herbert Henry 1903-Sept/04
ADAMS George Sept/1904-05 end
(Carpenter of Canterbury in connection with the Army in South Africa.)
GRIGG Henry Joseph 1905-16 dec'd
GRIGG Mrs E 1916
ELLIS Mrs Edith 1922
DENNETT William M 1922-May/29
YOUNG Thomas William May/1929-Dec/33
(Butler of Crayford, Kent)
GOLDS Charles Henry Dec/1933-Aug/35 end
COOK Norman Dudley Aug/1935-38+
ROGERS Mrs Edith Minnie 1940-Aug/42
READ William 21 Aug 1942+
READ Mrs A 1948 end
COOPER Thomas Humphreys 1948-Dec/53 end
ESSEX Wilfred Arthur Dec/1953-58 dec'd
ESSEX Mrs 1958-60 end
BROWN Kenneth M 1960-78 end
WHEELER Nicholas 1978-82 end
MILLINGTON John C 1982-87
MILLINGTON Kenneth 1985
BIRTWELL Chris & Karen 2007
MELLORS Maggie 2007-Dec/2011
LIDDON Greg Dec/2011-12+ (Previous manager of "Cricketers".)
According to the Dover Express, Norman Dudley Cook was from Canterbury
and used to be a diabetic food manufacturer.
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1895
From the Kelly's Directory 1899
From the Post Office Directory 1901
From the Post Office Directory 1903
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1909
From the Post Office Directory 1922
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1924
From the Post Office Directory 1930
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1932-33
From the Post Office Directory 1938
From Pikes Dover Blue Book 1938-39
From the Kelly's Directory 1950
From the Kelly's Directory 1953
From the Kelly's Directory 1956
Library archives 1974
From the Dover Express