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Earliest 1857

West Cliff Hotel

Latest 1947-

(Name to)

Sandgate Road/Castle Hill

Folkestone

West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, 1890

Above picture shows the West Cliff Hotel in 1890.

Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, Saturday 17 August 1895.

Coaching in Kent

Above cartoon showing Coaching in Kent from Folkestone to Canterbury.

West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, 1898

Above shows the West Cliff Hotel in 1898.

Site of West Cliff Hotel 2009

West Cliff Hotel site as seen from Google maps May 2009.

West Cliff Hotel 1920, Folkestone

West Cliff Hotel 1920 is shown on the right of the photo.

 

The hotel was used as a Canadian-run eye and ear hospital during the First World War. Majestic Parade now occupies part of the site.

The 1934 Kelly's directory advertised it as the "Hotel Majestic," the New West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone Ltd. Sandgate Road. T N 2286.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 9 March, 1861.

The West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone, is being proceeded with, and bids fair to become finished by July, in time for the season.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 28 March, 1873.

UNABLE TO PAY

A man giving the name of Hamilton has been staying at the “West Cliffe Hotel” and on his bill being presented, declared himself unable to pay. Taking off his cork leg, he refused to leave, and was placed on the pavement outside, where he remained most of the day. He was ultimately removed by the police, and, having been threatened with the casual ward, took his departure by train for Ashford.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

MASTERS Mr to Feb/1858 Folkestone Chronicle

Last pub licensee had GIOVANNINI Guilio Feb/1858-61+ (age 67 in 1861Census) Folkestone Chronicle

HOWSE George William 1871-74+ (age 53 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874

CHILDS John 1881+ (hotel porter age 55 in 1881Census) (West Cliff Tap)

LORD C 1899+ Kelly's 1899

 

Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Kelly's 1899From the Kelly's Directory 1899

Folkestone ChronicleFrom the Folkestone Chronicle

CensusCensus

 

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