The Ghuznee was my great grandfather's pub from about 1894 until his death in 1906.
The top photo was taken about 1980, perhaps a little earlier. Somwhere I have a few more taken about 1982-3 after the pub had been done-up and looked much as it does in the pictures posted earlier (I'll post them when I find them). Inside there were a number of framed photos that the current landlord had found in the attic. They were all taken about the same time as the older picture posted here when my great grandfather was landlod. Unfortunately I never got around to taking copies of the pictures, and on my next visit to the pub in the early 90s the interior is as sparten as it was a couple of years ago.
Frederick is standing in the doorway, unfortunately there is no record that I know of any of the others in the photo.
Frederick Pott was born March 1853 at Mud Row Eastchurch Sheppey died 6 August 1906 at the Ghuznee Fort Hotel, Gillingham. He is recorded as being a member of the court leet and was one of the court's members on Gillingham's incorporation commitee; he was also in the local masons who I was told by my father used to meet in the function room of the Ghuznee. He married Ann Simmonds June 1874 Preston next Faversham.
He is first recorded in the Medway area in the 1881 census living in Bryant Street Chatham where he was a dockyard labourer. In 1891 he had moved around the corner to 22 Church Street where he is recorded as a watchmaker. He took over the Ghuznee after the death of his uncle Robert Pott who was landlord of the Wellington Arms, New road Chatham from 1861 until his death 1893. His uncle died childless and left his estate to his nephews and nieces with Frederick getting a much larger share than the others.