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George Inn, Wrotham road, Meopham, Gravesend DA13 0AH

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A Shepherd & Neame pub in 2017

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Meopham, Gravesend, Kent . The Meopham, Gravesend,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

George Inn, Meopham, Kent - circa 1910

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The George, Meopham and the West Kent Foxhounds passing - in 1954

The George, Meopham and the West Kent Foxhounds passing - in 1954

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Mr Ernest Oliver, tenant of the George, Meopham, aged 78, in 1949

Mr Ernest Oliver, tenant of the George, Meopham, aged 78, in 1949

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George Inn, Meopham, Kent - in April 2011

George Inn, Meopham, Kent - in April 2011

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Residents at this address

1847/James Langford / Victualler /../../Bagshaw’s Directory **

1855/Mrs Mary Ann Langford/../../../Post Office Directory **

1858/Mrs Mary Ann Langford/../../../Melvilles Directory

1862/Mrs Mary Ann Langford/../../../Post Office Directory

Aug 23rd1872/Mrs Mary Ann Langford/Licensee, Widow/../../Registrar of Licences *

1874/Mrs Mary Ann Langford/../../../Post Office Directory

1882/James Rands/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Samuel Meakin/../../../Post Office Directory

1847/James Langford / Victualler /../../Bagshaw’s Directory **

1855/Mrs Mary Ann Langford/../../../Post Office Directory **

1861/Mary A Langford/Licensed Victualler, Widow/51/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann O Langford/Daughter/21/Quebec street, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Langford/Son/20/Eaton, Berkshire/Census
1861/Emily Langford/Daughter/16/Meopham, Kent/Census
1861/Elizabeth Langford/Daughter/14/Meopham, Kent/Census
1861/William Langford/Son/11/Meopham, Kent/Census

1871/Mary A Langford/Inn Keeper, Widow/61/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Annie Langford/Daughter/31/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Langford/Daughter/26/Meopham, Kent/Census
1871/Mary A Holt/Visitor/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Robert Evens/Lodger, Labourer/37/Suffolk/Census

1891/Samuel Meakin/Licensed Victualler/44/Repton, Derbyshire/Census
1891/Caroline Meakin/Wife/36/Westham, Sussex/Census
1891/George Meakin/Son/8/Riverhead, Kent/Census
1891/Fred Meakin/Son/6/Riverhead, Kent/Census
1891/Henry E Meakin/Son/4/Riverhead, Kent/Census
1891/Agnes Fish/Servant/14/Kent/Census

1899/Mrs Caroline Meakin/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1901/Caroline Meakin/Licensed Victualler, Widow/46/Westham, Sussex/Census
1901/George Meakin/Son, Assistant/18/Riverhead, Kent/Census
1901/Henry Meakin/Son/14/Riverhead, Kent/Census
1901/Agnes Fish/Servant/24/Stanstead, Kent/Census

1934/Ernest Tom Oliver/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1905/Mrs Caroline Meakin/../../../Post Office Directory

Eliza Young is at 56 Euston street in 1901, i.e. the Bakers Arms

1911/Eliza Young/Publican, widow/58/Worpledon, Surrey/Census
1911/Caroline Bendall/Sister, Housekeeper, Widow/55/Worpledon, Surrey/Census
1911/Harry White/Barman/33/Heythrop, Oxfordshire/Census
1911/Frederick Jarvis/Boarder/50/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census

1913/Mrs Eliza Young/../../../Post Office Directory

1918/Mrs Eliza Young/../../../Post Office Directory

1922/Arthur Roff/../../../Post Office Directory

1930/Arthur Roff/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Ernest Tom Oliver/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1938/Ernest Tom Oliver/../../../Post Office Directory

The 400 year old Meopham Inn, the 'George' is a worthy background for Mr Ernest Tom Oliver, now in his 78th year. Mr Oliver, whose bearing does credit to his years, is a man who has achieved a boyhood ambition. As a lad of 17, one of his jobs as a builders assistant was to clean the solid old beams of the 'George'. From that day his wish that some day he may make his home there.

Forty seven years later, his wish was granted and he took over the tenancy of the house. He and his wife had travelled a long way before this happened. They first went to Patagonia where Mr Oliver worked on a sheep farm. Then home again, but not for long - this time they settled in British Columbia. A boom had begun and Mr Oliver worked as a forman at a ship building yard. In 1922, however, they came home for three months leave and this time the charm of Meopham held them - and still does today.

Mr Olivers memories of the old Meopham are many and he still thinks wistfully of the "good old days" when a shilling could buy "three pints, a drop of gin, a couple of cigars and an ounce of tobacco" - and a good joint cost 2 1/2 d a lb [pound].

1949/Mr Ernest Tom Oliver/../../../Black Eagle Quarterly Journal ***

Mrs Mabel Scorer, manageress of the George for several years, died on September 2nd, 1967 - Black eagle Journal ***


* Provided By Ben Levick & others - Kent History Forum

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Alex Wilkinson

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