Photo of the Style and Winch pub The Bredhurst Bell in around 1910. Style and Winch were a local Maidstone brewery and many local Medway and Maidstone pubs sold their ales.

The licencees name above the door is James Monday. In the early years of the 20th century pubs were only allowed to sell alcoholic drinks to travellers on a Sunday. A traveller was defined as someone who had walked at least 3 miles. It is possible that this rule was part of the Defence of the Realm act introduced during the First World War.

Photo of Bredhurst Bell customers in early 1900s. The pub sold Style and Winch fine ales

Bredhurst Bell customers in early 1900s. The pub sold Style and Winch fine ales

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