|The Swan after destruction by enemy action. Photo by kind permission of Alan Taylor|
Folkestone Herald 25-4-1942
At a Transfer Sessions, held at the Folkestone Police Court on Wednesday, several licences were dealt with.
The licence of the Swan Inn, Dover Road, destroyed by enemy action in 1940, was transferred from Mr. Sidney Herbert to Mr. Fullager, Secretary of Fremlin’s Ltd.
Note: This does not appear in More Bastions.
Alderman R.G. Wood presided with Alderman J.W. Stainer.
Folkestone Gazette 12-2-1964
A well-known personality in Folkestone for many years, Mr. Sidney Charles Windsor Herbert, of 43, Stanley Road, Cheriton, died suddenly on Sunday last week.
Mr. Herbert, who was 74, was born in Canterbury Road and, after leaving school, entered his father’s boot and shoe business in that road. Later he handed over the business to his brother, Leslie, and went to Dover, where he had a hotel in Snargate Street for a time. His home town, however, strongly appealed to him and he returned to Folkestone to become licensee of the Swan Inn, Dover Road, in the early 20’s. Mr. Herbert and his wife were there until the premises were badly damaged during an air raid in October, 1940. Mr. Herbert was injured and never recovered his full health although he continued to take a great deal of interest in town affairs. Before the last war his close association and interest in Folkestone Football Club was one of his numerous activities. He was connected with the club as far back as the days when it played on the Canterbury Road ground, not far from his home. Then when the club re-formed after World War I at Cheriton Road ground, he became one of its keenest workers, and his interest in the club’s welfare continued for a considerable time. He was Chairman of the Folkestone and District Licensed Victuallers’ Association for some years. A Freemason, he belonged to a Dover lodge. Since the last war he found great pleasure in bowls and was a Vice-President of Folkestone Bowls Club, and he was similarly honoured by Cheriton Bowls Club. In the pre-World War I years he took a great deal of interest in darts and was one of the founders of the original Licensed Victuallers’ League. Mr. Herbert was married three times. His first wife died the early 20’s. He married again and his second wife died in 1952. He is survived by the wife his third marriage, 10 years ago.