( Edward Ayres at Red Lion 1883 )
( at American Flag 1890 )
|THOMAS WILLIAM SMITH
Formerly the RED LION from at least 1734 to 1883.
House not found by any name in 1888 directory.
( Name possibly changed as late as 1890 )
The Colchester Brewing Company appealed against closure of the house at the
February 1910 licensing sessions. The house was very useful and did very
good trade. This could be shown by the fact that the tenant got a living out
of it. The Brewery were willing to sacrifice the licenses of the Goat and
the Ship even though they had lost five houses in Lynn since the 1904
Chief Constable Payne said he had no objection to the course suggested.
Hearing that there would be no objection to closure of the nearby Purfleet
Tavern and that the Ship was only 163 yards away from the American Flag, the
Bench decided to accept the offer and the licence was renewed.
Referred for Compensation 08.03.1920.
Licence extinct 25.01.1921.
Site became the Lynn News & Advertiser offices.
``The original stairs are still to be seen''.