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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1868-

United Stores

Latest 1869+

Snargate Street



A neighbour of the "Grand Shaft Inn" in 1868.

I have only seen this mentioned twice as shown below, so do not yet know how long the premises was serving for.


From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 4 December, 1868. Price 1d.


David Evans was charged with assaulting Jessie Boyce. Mr. Lewis appeared for the defendant.

From the statement of complainant it appeared that, between 10 and 11 o'clock on Monday night, she was at the "United Stores," in Snargate Street, of which the defendant is the landlord, in the bar, talking to a "military man." They were conversing about another soldier of pugilistic proclivities. The landlady, believing that this was the subject of conversation, and taking offence at some words she had overheard, she rushed to the other side of the bar, and an altercation ensued. Mrs. Evans ultimately knocked witness down, and they struggled together for some time till the defendant intervened, taking witness up in his arms, and throwing her out on Commercial Quay. She returned to the house accompanied by a policeman, and the defendant and his wife again threw her out of the house and she fell upon her head. In cross-examination she admitted she had officiated as pianist to the defendant, but she denied that she had miss-conducted herself by getting intoxicated and making a disturbance in the house on this particular night.

Witnesses on both sides were examined, and ultimately the case was dismissed.


From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 29 January, 1869.

Charles Bayley, landlord of the "Grand Shaft Inn" was summoned  for an assault on Mrs. Evans, landlady of the "United Stores," and was fined 10s., and costs, which he paid.




EVANS David 1868

EVANS Mrs 1869+


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