Here is the view of the Castle Inn from the road approaching the village from Bough Beech and Hever. The card does not indicate a publisher, but was posted in 1906.
The Castle Inn with a delightful period vehicle in front. The high street used to extend further, the stone gate posts on the right of the picture show where. This road was truncated when Chiddingstone Castle was built.
The next card, published by C. F. Wells, Post Office, Chiddingstone is in The Wells Series. It shows the Castle Inn from the village. The sign reads:
Castle Inn Livery Stables
Job Master & Cartage Contractor
Coal & Coke Merchant
Hunters for Hire"
Another view from H H Camburn's Wells Series, this time number 2. I wonder who all those people gathered for the photograph are?
This card shows the Castle Inn at a similar date. The half barrels planted with shrubs have been grouped under the bay window. The publisher is not given on the card.
This Frith's cardm, number CDS 17, would seem to date from the 1930's or 1940's judging by the cars on show. The lantern over the door has vanished since the photos above were taken.
More about Chiddingstone can be found here.
Scanned antique postcard
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