King George IV

 

 

King George IV

King George IV
Coronation of his Majesty George the Fourth. The Mayor and Corporation of Dover, will dine together at the Antwerp Inn, on Thursday the 19th of July instant, to celebrate the Coronation of his Most
Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth, and will be happy to meet the Gentlemen of the Town and Neighbourhood, together with the officers of the Navy and Army, who may wish to join them in honour of the event. The Canopy Bearers for Dover, and the Recorder, have presented THREE HAUNCHES OF VENISON for the occasion. Dinner Tickets, 5s. each, to be had at the Libraries, and Antwerp Inn. It is most earnestly requested that Tickets may be taken on or before Tuesday next the 17th instant. Dover July 14 1821.
(Kentish Gazette 17 July 1821 p.1 col.1

The Antwerp Hotel, pictured about 1898

The Antwerp Hotel, pictured about 1898 at the corner of Cannon Street and Market Square. This hotel was much used by the old Dover Corporation (the old Dover Town Council) as a place where they refreshed themselves, did business, and held celebrations, including the Mayor and Corporation's Dinner to celebrate the Coronation of King George IV in 1821. The Court of Lodemanage meetings were held there at the time of the Duke of Wellington Wardenship.