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MAIN STREET LAUNDITCH HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED Summer 1957
MITFORD & LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 12/5/1 to PS 12/5/2 (1901 - 1975)
DEREHAM BREWERY
(BIDWELLS)
For sale Freehold including Wash House and Former Brewery 1890
Sold by Shelford Bidwell and Others to Thomas Bidwell as documented 02.03.1891
BIDWELLS Purchased by E C Quilter from Bidwells 1st April 1905 - Trading continued as Bidwells
BULLARDS 1925
Licensees :
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JOHN COKER
& farrier
(Died Q1 1842 ?)
1836
ROBERT WURR / WARR
age 50
1841
CHRISTOPHER SAINTY
age 62 in 1851
& chimney sweep 1856
1845 - 1856
GEORGE BROWN junior
& butcher
1858
WILLIAM MACE
age 37 in 1861
1861 
GEORGE SECKER
& plumber
1863
WILLIAM MACE 1864 - 1868
HENRY MUNDAY
age 30 in 1871
1869 - 1872
JAMES MOORE
Died Q1 1885 - age 52
1875 - 1885
Mrs HARRIET MOORE
age 56 in 1891 - widow
1888 - 1891
JOHN WHEALES
Died Q2 1899 - age 46
1892 - 1896
JOHN VINCENT
age 50 in 1901
by 1900
CHARLES WRIGHT 22.05.1903
ALBERT WILLIAM SMITH
& farm labourer - age 46 in 1911
08.04.1904
ERNEST HARRY COOPER 11.04.1947
GEORGE ERNEST RICHES 01.01.1954
BENJAMIN ARTHUR ROPER 11.02.1955
JACK LAURENCE SPARKES 20.05.1955
BASIL HARDINGHAM 07.10.1955
RONALD JACK WRIGHT 09.03.1956
JACK LAURENCE SPARKES 05.07.1957


On Friday 20th May 1955, Benjamin Arthur Roper returned to his native Costessey after only being at the house for three months. The licence was transferred to brewery representative Jack Sparkes and a manager was put in place until a new tenant could be found.

Bullards letter dated 16.01.1958 states that house closed during the Summer of 1957and had been sold.

Licence not renewed 7th February 1958