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Victoria Inn and Appledore's Pubs

19th February 2018

Karl Neve:

Hi Keith,

Yes no problem, just let me know. i'm not too hot on i.t sort of stuff, but can add it to an email if thats all it takes. ive also got a pic of the rear of the red lion pre 1930's that i brought on ebay, if thats any good you can use that too. good luck!

Karl

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Victoria Inn and Appledore's Pubs

10th February 2018

Keith Swallow:

Hi Karl,

Many thanks for this - much appreciated. Since I posted, the book I was researching (Much Drinking in the Marsh) has been published. However, it has nearly sold out and I am discussing with the publisher whether to go down the route of a second print run, or an updated version (as so many more pubs have closed in the last 2 years). If we do the latter, it would be very helpful to have a photo of the Victoria. If so, we would of course credit your assistance, and also give you a complimentary copy. Would you be able / happy to provide me with an electronic copy?

Thanks again and best wishes,

Keith S

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Neve / Witcomb

6th February 2018

Karl Neve:

Hello, my name is Karl Neve and I am related to Victor and Annie Neve who lived in Appledore most of their lives. It's a long shot I know but any info or pictures / memories of them would be of interest. Victor passed away in 1956, Annie in 1950, a great aunt Fanny Witcomb lived in Trellis House until her death there in 1923. Thank you.

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Victoria Inn and Appledore's Pubs

6th February 2018

Karl Neve:

Hi Keith,

Are you still interested in pics of Victoria Inn? i have a postcard from 1911 showing it. My grandfather was born in Victoria Terrace in 1900 which is very close to where it was. Lots of my ancesters were born in Appledore and I have a collection of over 200 cards. Regards, Karl Neve

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Victoria Inn and Appledore's Pubs

14th September 2014

Keith Swallow:

I am currently researching a book on the pubs of Romney Marsh and surrounding villages and would appreciate any information about the former Victoria Inn. Appledore has a rich pub heritage including the Queen's Arms, the Bell, Railway Hotel, Swan and Red / Black Lion. But I am struggling to find out much about the Victoria. I know that it opened some time between 1847 - 1897 and that it was still listed in a directory of 1982. I was originally assured that it was located on the junction with Kenardington Road and that it is still in use as a private dwelling. But others have told me that it was demolished to make way for new housing. I'd be very grateful if anyone could put me right on this.

Many thanks in anticipation,

Keith Swallow

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Taxi Cab

27th April 2013

April Ashton:

I shall be staying in Appledore for a few days. Is there a taxi / cab / car service available in the village?
Thank you.

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Cornelius Family

26th March 2013

Helen Downing-Waite:

Hello Vera,
This is Helen (was Cornelius), I think you have been trying to get hold of me.
A friend of mine noticed the name cornelius on the web site so thought I had better have a look.

It may be easier to talk through face book if you have an account, if you just put in Helen Downing-waite it should come up.

Will keep an eye on this site though just in case.

Regards Helen

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Cornelius Family

24th March 2013

Vera Bailey:

Hi Beverley,

Its so very kind of you to do all this in Avis' memory, I am so grateful.
By all means tell Helen when you see her about me and this site. I would be very pleased to hear from her, as while I can fill in Avis' younger days, she could tell me how life was for her Mum in Appledore.

If Jill is like her Mum then she must be like her Grandmother, as Avis was the image of her mother.

When the sun finally shines and the weather is a lot warmer than it is now, I will let you know when I intend to come down to Appledore. Difficulty is putting contact details on this site, but I am the Hon.Sec. of North West Kent Family History Society, and if you or Helen wish to find me, then go to this site and contact details will be able to find me.

Thanks again for all you have done.
Kind regards
Vera

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Cornelius Family

17th March 2013

Beverley Gray:

Hi there Vera,

It was very sad for Jill and Helen when Avis and Trevor went and they a very big part of village life so missed by many people.
They are both in Appledore Churchyard and well looked after.
Helen lives just down the road towards the canal and Jill lives in Woodchurch with her hubby and two children.I don't see Jill as our paths never cross but see Helen now and again, she is just like her dad, Jill is the image of her mum. both very nice people.
If you would like me to tell Helen to look on this site that won't be a problem, perhaps she will want to contact you and find out more of her mums teen years!!
Just let me know.
Kind regards
Beverley Gray.

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Cornelius Family

14th March 2013

Vera Bailey:

Hello Beverley
How sad but thanks for letting me know. It must have been a very traumatic time for their daughters (as far as I am aware there were 2 - Helen & Jill). I had not seen Avis since the Helen was a toddler & Jill a baby, but thought now I live just outside Maidstone it would have been nice to be in contact, but sadly it was not to be. We were very close mates in our teens but time & marriages parted us, me to Dartford & Avis to Appledore. I have carried very fond memories of Avis over the years, she was such a kind & caring person. Are they buried in your parish churchyard? Thought if they were I could visit one day & pay my respects. I don't think Helen would know me, as she was a toddler & her sister a baby when we last meet at their home in Appledore.
Thanks again for letting me know even if the news is heartbreaking.
Kind regards - Vera

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