Sportsman’s Arms, Barham

What a wonderful photograph and look at that automobile. The Sportsman’s Arms was in Derringstone from at least 1850. Perhaps they were off to see a game in another town?


1 Mr. Barry, Landlord, 2 Alfred Stephen Hawkins – my great-grandfather, 3   William Pilcher – husband of my great-grand-aunt, 4 Alfred Crow, 5 Meers (Dasher)
6  Fred Gower, 7 Austin Humpfry

Mr. Barry, the landlord pictured above seems to have been around in the late 1920’s, so I am guessing the photos are from around that time.

On 29 Jan 1926 the Kingston Football and Cricket Club held a dinner at The Sportsman’s Arms, about 30 members and friends were present and enjoyed a most excellent dinner, thanks being due to Mr. and Mrs. Barry, who most ably carried out the catering.


The same group outside the Barham Church of England School.
1. Mr. Barry, 2. Fred Arter, 3. William Pilcher – husband of my great-grand-aunt, 4. Alfred Stephen Hawkins – my great-grandfather, 5. Jim Andrews, 6 Spike Allen, 7. Harry West (Joker), 8. George Crow

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