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Hope Inn

From Historical Hastings

The Hope Inn at 1 North Terrace Halton was established circa 1835.[1]. By all accounts, it was quite a large building with space for at least 50 people to assemble[2], the premises being utilised for numerous inquests and other meetings of clubs and societies.

Following the death of the 1899 licensee, James Henbrey, a case was brought against Mr. A. C. Henbrey, the licensee of the North Star and Dr. Sanderson (co-executors for James Henbrey) by the organisers of the late James Henbrey's funeral for the burial costs. The court was told that when the claimants attended the North Star to collect payment, A. Henbrey told them that the money had all been spent and in any case, he had not placed an order with the claimants for the burial. The claimants responded that if that was the case, how was the body buried and in any event one of the executors had actually been at the graveside. Upon being told of this fact, the court found in favour of the claimants and awarded them the full amount of their claim[3].

A 'Slate Club' was set up in the premises during 1909

In 1917, the license was forfeited following an appeal brought jointly by the brewery (Messrs. Watney, Coombs, Reid & Co) and the licensee against a refusal to renew on the grounds of being used by people of poor repute and the prosecution for the sale of whiskey out of hours by the then manager, Alicia Shepherd (the license holder, Albert Shepherd's daughter). In addition to this prosecution, there had been two other prosecutions brought against the premises (one in 1915), albeit not under the Shepherds. Arguments were also brought that the premises were also in the process of being sold; Mr. Shepherd having recently died and with his son serving in France, the premises having been put up for sale[4], being put up for auction later in the year[5]. The appeal was refused.[6]. In May of 1919 the premises were considered highly suitable for utilisation as a School's Health Clinic by the local board[7] and plans were made[8] to purchase the site and convert it. By 1926, the premises were known as 'The Hope Clinic', or more formally 'The Halton Clinic'. The clinic opened on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and between seventy and one hundred children were seen by the doctors, dentist and nurses weekly[9]

Licensees[1][edit]

Year Publican or other Resident Relationship to Head and or Occupation Age Where Born
1842 Joseph James Pickerden [10] Victualler .. ..
1851 James Rumens[11] .. .. ..
1858 James Rumens[12] .. .. ..
1859 J Rumens[13] .. .. ..
1866 G R Winter[14] .. .. ..
1867 George Reeves Winter[15] & Builder .. ..
1871 George R Winter[16] Licensed Victualler 35 Hastings, Sussex
1871 Jane Winter[17] Wife 43 Westfield, Sussex
1871 Mary J Winter[18] Daughter 11 Ore, Sussex
1871 Ellen Goldsmith[19] Servant 14 Worthing, Sussex
1878 George Henry Bannister[20] .. .. ..
1881 Adam Geering[21] Licensed Victualer 64 Lewes, Sussex
1881 Elizabeth Geering[22] Wife 58 East Puckham, Kent
1890 Thomas Geering[23] .. .. ..
1899 Edward Henbrey[24] .. .. ..
1901 George J Roberts[25] Licensed Victualler 39 Kensington, London
1901 Ray Roberts[26] Wife 30 London
1901 Reginald C Roberts[27] Son 8 Gravesend, Kent
1901 Rose Henbrey[28] Barmaid 17 Bexley, Kent
1905 Frederick Mills[29] .. .. ..
1911[30] Joseph Letwich .. .. ..
1913-1915 Albert Wm Shephard[31] .. .. ..
  1. a b Hope Inn, 1 North Terrace, Hastings, accessdate: 20 June 2020
  2. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 12 May 1900 Pg. 0005
  3. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 28 July 1900 Pg. 0002
  4. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 10 February 1917 Pg. 0006
  5. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 17 November 1917 Pg. 0004
  6. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 7 April 1917 Pg. 0005
  7. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 31 May 1919 Pg. 0006
  8. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 29 November 1919 Pg. 0008
  9. British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 3 April 1926 Pg. 0008
  10. Records of the Parish of Hastings St Clement, held at East Sussex Record Office
  11. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  12. Melville's Directory
  13. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  14. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  15. Kelly’s Directory
  16. 1871 Census
  17. 1871 Census
  18. 1871 Census
  19. 1871 Census
  20. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  21. 1881 Census
  22. 1881 Census
  23. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  24. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  25. 1901 Census
  26. 1901 Census
  27. 1901 Census
  28. 1901 Census
  29. Post Office Directory of Sussex
  30. Kelly’s Directory of Sussex
  31. Post Office Directory