Sailor's Return

On The Quay.

There are scant details of this pub, it is known to be on The Quay and is listed as one of the hostelries damaged in the 1884 earthquake. Two photographs have been found showing the pub, one when open, the other after it closed sometime in the early 1900s.

This list of names is from census returns.
They are therefore the occupants, not necessarily the licensee or owner.

1871: Robert Ham
1881: William Taylor
1891: Not found
1901: John B Summers
1911: Owen Smith

          Return c.1900

The Sailor's Return when open at the far right of this view of the quay in around 1900.

          Return c.1900

The Sailor's Arms closed and run down in around 1920.


The site of the Sailor's Return as it is today.