Please enjoy these remarkable documents written by previous occupants of The Chequers.
An article that describes life in the pub nearly 100 years ago. From Mrs. Elizabeth Rutson, who lived in The Chequers in the 1920s and 1930s. At this time the pub was run by her grandparents (This article appeared in The Watlington Times, dated 26/11/75 under the section: LOCAL PUBS No. 5).
A moving description of life in The Chequers by Pete Hemmins (Senior). Whose father ran the pub until 1947.
This is a sketch of the floor plan from 1930 to 1947.
An email from Dennis Williams whose Grandad had the Chequers in the 1950s and 1960s.
If you have any knowledge or experience of The Chequers' history, and think it would be of interest, please email Trevor at: Trevor.Davis@red-rocket.co.uk
These articles have been provided by/to Andy Stokes, the Landlord from 2011-2016. If you contributed or provided these articles, please let me know and I will acredit them to you if you wish.
There a records of inns existing from the 15th century in Watlington (Wikipedia). The Chequers is likely to have been built towards the end of that period.