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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2017, 16:00:27 »
Thanks. I'd narrowed it down as far as "late nineties" but no more than that.
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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2017, 09:16:42 »
Hi Leofwine, it closed in1998 and was demolished.

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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 16:22:39 »
Does anyone remember when this one closed?
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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 23:49:54 »
I remember the Magpie Hall Rd junction with Ansell Ave/Whyman Ave Duke of Wellington pub opposite Fort Luton/Christchurch schools. It was next to the Jet garage. The first version was a black wooden pub with a cellar bar also. They then knocked it down and built a brick building in the late 60s I think. It has now been pulled down and has just houses there now on the site. it was raised on a bank set back from the road. it was known as the Duke of Boot to most of the locals. I am not sure what year it became houses. I believe it was still there in 1975. I believe it had an off sales at the side.

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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 17:29:47 »
This is one of several pubs that had been in Brompton, but moved in the 1930s. Both the Duke of Wellington & the Crown had been in Wood Street, close to the Barracks entrance. In 1938 the Government wanted to extend the barracks and bought the stretch of buildings where these two pubs were located (the Crown moved to Rainham Mark and became the Belisha Beacon http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=5318.0). The Duke of Wellington moved to Magpie Hall road.

The licensee at the time of the move was Henry John Bretton, who had become landlord in 1934 and remained until 1959. The pub was licensed all through the war years 1939-45, but whether it was actually trading during those years I can't say.
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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 22:47:50 »
We used to go here in the 80's because it was one of the first pubs I knew to have a 'video' jukebox. On Wednesday nights they used to either set it to 'free' or the bar maid would take some money off all the customers and load it up with different songs. The more money you put in the greater the number of songs you could select as the price per song became dicounted!

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Re: Duke of Wellington, Chatham [i]
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 17:20:04 »
Hello

Great thread, most interesting.
Does anyone have any pictures of the Duke of Wellington, at the end of Whymans Avenue, Chatham.?
I think it has been pulled down now?  Not living in the Towns any more.
My Grandfather Pops used to drink there.


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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 22:25:33 »
Yes, the pub opposite Fort Luton School was the Duke of Wellington and has a rather unique history.

It was partly built when the war began, only the cellars and a bit of the first floor being completed. Thus it stayed throughout the war and then it actually opened with bars in the cellar, with no living accomodation. My dad was applying to Trumans to be licensee of a pub, and it was one of those offered to him. In the event he took the Forresters Arms on Rochester/ Maidstone Road, as I have mentioned previously in this thread. So I don't know how they managed to complete the building while it was working as a pub. I'm talking of late 1945/early1946.
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