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Offline Stewie

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Re: Livingstone Arms, Livingstone Arms, Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 21:59:14 »
You are quite right about the 'away' fans status on matchdays Leofwine. Though you can also get 'Home' fans there as well. I once enjoyed an intertesting pre match pint chatting to some Bristol City supporters.
Back to the pub, if you go in the main bar and take a look at the ceiling, you will see it is decorated with a large collection of 'Away' football shirts, (or at least it was when I last went last season).
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Livingstone Arms, Livingstone Arms, Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 21:47:18 »
The Livingstone Arms was one of the last 19th century pubs to open in Gillingham. The first licensee was Thomas Hibbard who was granted a privisional licence for the premises on 23rd August 1895 (confirmed 17th October 1895) with the final order on 1st May 1896. It almost certainly took its name from its situation of Livingstone Road. In more recent years it has become the unoffical 'away' fans pub when Gillingham FC are playing at home at the nearby Priestfields Stadium.

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