|GEORGE WALTER LAKE
|CLARENCE VICTOR LAY
|ALBERT EDWARD BOUCH
|HENRY JOHN FOREMAN junior
|SARAH ANN THOMPSON
|ALFRED STEPHEN GRANGE
( Temporary licence granted 27th September 1909 )
( Here since 29th May 1911 )
The SHIP 1731
1851 & 1854
The SHIP 1858
The EXCHANGE 1897
At the Licensing Sessions Monday 12th February 1912 Chief Constable Payne
objected to the renewal of licence since it was the least required for the
requirements of the neighbourhood. 6 other houses were in the immediate area
who catered for the class of customer who frequented the Exchange. The
Shakespeare was 63 feet away, the Woolpack 71 feet, the Globe Hotel 73 feet,
Smiths beer licence 470 feet, the Crown & Mitre 563 feet and the Plough 600
feet. ( Although the Plough was about to be included in the closures ).
For Morgans Brewery. Mr H. C. Gowen gave trade figures for previous years.
||Barrels of beer
The increase in trade 1909 - 1910 was attributed to the new tenant, the
reduction in 1911 due to the closure of Savage's Ironworks.
The Chief Constable reported that he had checked the house on several
occasions to ascertain how well it was supported his visits were recorded
|Date of visit
||Time of visit
|Saturday 20th January
|Thursday 25th January
|Saturday 27th January
|Thursday 1st February
|Saturday 3rd February
|Tuesday 6th February
|Wednesday 7th February
|Friday 9th February
|Saturday 10th February
|Sunday 11th February
The persons using the house were said by the policeman to be several young
men and women of the labouring class. Some were young women under 20 years
of age, but they were not of immoral character.
Licensee Arthur William Grange said that Tuesday was normally the busiest
day, but the weather on the day of the Chief Constable's visit was very wet
and few people came to town for the market. He stated that he worked for
Messrs. Sommerfield and Thomas, and his wife and daughter managed the
business when he was absent.
After 5 minutes discussion the Bench decided to refer the licence to the
Referred for Compensation 12.02.1912
Closure by compensation opposed at Licensing Authority meeting Friday 21st
June 1912, but arguments for keeping open were rejected by the Bench.
Licensee name confirmed as Arthur William Grange and Registered Owner as
Elijah Eyre's Brewery Limited when licence refusal by reason of closure by
Compensation, published 23rd August 1912.
Licence extinct 24.03.1913