|NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES|
The SHIP 1731
The ROYAL MAIL 1845
SHADES 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.
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 as:-
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 Compensation Authority.
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