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EXCHANGE KINGS LYNN index
50 KING STREET CHEQUER  WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED c1912
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/ ( August 1872 to 1956 )
EYRES of Kings Lynn
MILLER of Kings Lynn
BENTLEY     
EYRES  Owned by Morgans Brewery of Norwich from 1900, but trading continued under the Eyres name.
Licensees :
GEORGE WALTER LAKE 05.04.1897
CLARENCE VICTOR LAY 16.05.1898
ALBERT EDWARD BOUCH 25.07.1898
HENRY JOHN FOREMAN junior 15.10.1900
JAMES THOMPSON 08.10.1906
SARAH ANN THOMPSON 14.01.1907
JAMES BENEFER 07.10.1907
ALFRED STEPHEN GRANGE
( Temporary licence granted 27th September 1909 )
11.10.1909
ARTHUR WILLIAM GRANGE
( Here since 29th May 1911 )
24.07.1911

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.
Year Barrels of beer Bottles Spirits
1909 30 164 dozen 8⅔
1910 74 512 dozen 65⅔
1911 58 572 dozen 49
 
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:-
Date of visit Time of visit Persons present
Saturday 20th January 9:15pm 21
Thursday  25th January 9:25pm 2
Saturday 27th January 9:30pm 31
Thursday 1st February 8:10pm 0
Saturday 3rd  February 10:05pm 20
Tuesday 6th February 4:10pm 6
Wednesday 7th February 8:50pm 2
Friday 9th February 9:25pm 2
Saturday 10th February 9:05pm 10
Sunday 11th February 1:15pm 0

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