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THE Skinner's Arms

location unknown

 

There is just one known reference to the Skinner's Arms which was in 1853 when the landlord Thomas Fooks (not thought to be the glove manufacturer of the same name) was charged with selling beer "during Divine Service" and allowing spirits to be consumed on the premises. As well as total fines of £7 (around £650 at 2017's value) Fooks lost his license.

The fact that the spirits had to be fetched from the George indicates two things about the Skinner's Arms; firstly that the Skinner's Arms didn't have a license to sell spirits and was therefore a beerhouse. Secondly although its location is unknown it must have been close to, or even in, Middle Street.

Nothing else is known.

 

Gallery



A report from the 10 May 1853 edition of the Western Flying Post describing the offence.

 

licensees


1853

Thomas Fooks (see above) listed as Skinner's Arms