Albion Hotel / Barnacles, 2 Fort Hill, Margate, Kent CT9 1HD

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The Albion Hotel dates from at least 1848 starting its life as one of the many lodging establishments lining this street at the time. In the early 1860's the Hotel was acquired by the famous Drury Lane clown Harry Boleno. In those days the Hotel was full of his visiting fans and though retired he would perform impromptu 'clowning. The pub has another claim to fame, it appeared in a scene in Last Orders a 2001 film starring Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins.
In 1929 Percy Bosworth Osborne bought the Pub and stayed as Licensee until 1935. Mayor of Margate for 1930/1, Percy had moved to Margate in 1919 after being given six months to live as he had problems with his chest, throat and lungs. Fondly known as the 'optimistic Mayor', Percy was found dead in a gas filled room at the Phoenix Inn in King Street in 1940, of which eh was licensee. Now named Barnacles and under the chain of Thorley's, Manager Nigel Avery has been at the helm since 1990. **

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Albion Hotel, 7 The Parade, Margate

Albion Hotel, 7 The Parade, Margate

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(Royal) Albion Hotel, 7 The Parade - now named the Barnacles  - in November 2013

(Royal) Albion Hotel, 7 The Parade - now named the Barnacles - in November 2013

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1855/F W Rooff/../../../Post Office Directory

1858/John Masters/../../../Melvilles Directory

1867/Mrs Fanny Williams/../../../Post Office Directory **

1874/Mrs Mary Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/William Satchell/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Benjamin Parish/Licensed Victualler/39/Great Gransden, Huntingdon/Census
1881/Sarah Elizabeth Parish/Wife/40/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Alice Elizabeth Parish/Daughter/11/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lily Matilda Parish/Daughter/9/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maud Mary Parish/Daughter/7/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Violet Blanche Parish/Daughter/3 months/Kentish Town, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Triggs/Niece, Barmaid/19/City, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen West/General Servant/17/Margate, Kent/Census

1891/William Satchel/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Mrs L C Bean/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/Frank Ingram Fenner/../../../Post Office Directory **

1922/Frank Ingram Fenner/../../../Post Office Directory

1930/Percy B Osborne/../../../Post Office Directory **

2018, Barnacles, 2 Fort Hill, Margate, Kent CT9 1HD

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Susannah Foad

And Last updated on: Friday, 09-Dec-2022 12:55:36 GMT