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CROWN & ANCHOR BLO NORTON Index
FEN ROAD GUILTCROSS HUNDRED  BEERHOUSE later
FULL LICENCE
CLOSED 30.09.1961
BULLARDS to 1961
Licensees :
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BENJAMIN ELLEMER
Died Q2 1850
*1845 - *1850
ELIZABETH ELIMOR
aged 39
& shoemaker
*1851
ELIZABETH ELENOR *1852
ELIZABETH ELLEANOR *1854
ELIZABETH ELLINOR
Died Q3 1858
*1856
Not found 1858
SAMUEL NOTLEY
(recorded 1861 only as Auctioneer & Seed Merchant - age 31)
Died Q2 1868
*1864 - 1868
Mrs SUSANNA  NOTLEY
age 45 in 1871
(Only as Farmer & Seed Merchant in 1869)
Died Q4 1909 - age 85
1868 - 1908
SAMUEL DAVEY
Age 36 in census.
Killed July 1911 - See opposite.
1911
GEORGE RICHARD RUST
Died Q2 1915
1912
NOAH SELF 1916 - 1929
WILLIAM DAVEY 1933 to closure 1961


Location given as High Road in 1851 but as
Fen Road, Fen Street, Bank or Low Road from 1861.

Application by Samuel Notley for a spirit licence in 1863 refused and again Tuesday 6th September 1864.
New (full) licence awarded to Samuel Notley Tuesday 5th September 1865.

All persons having claims or demands upon the estate of the late Samuel Notley were requested to settle their business with his Executrix and widow, Mrs. Susanna Notley, in a notification dated 30th July 1868.


Given as a Public House in 1879 and as the Crown & Anchor from at least 1888.

On Monday 3rd July 1911 Mr. Samuel Davey (age reported as 37), left the house at 5:30 to go to the Walsham-Le-Willows Gala. He was not home by midnight and at 3 o'clock in the morning he was brought home in a horse and cart. He had been shot. He was taken to Doctor Petherick at Hopton who ordered him to go home. At 11:30 the next morning the doctor examined him and ordered that he be taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, a journey which was taken by train, arriving at about 4 o'clock.
Mr. Davey had only said that he had been shot by the show people.
On Thursday 6th July Mrs. Davey received a telegram asking her to come at once to the Hospital. By the time she arrived her husband was dead.
A post mortem discovered a wound to the leg and a path of destruction through the intestines, but no exit wound. No bullet was found.
On Monday 9th July 1911, Robert J. Gray, travelling showman, Lavina Wheatley and Samuel Minto, a Jamaican, were accused of the murder of Samuel Davey and of causing grievous bodily harm to James Hubbard, Harry Nice and other persons by shooting them at Walsham-Le-Willows Gala.
It seems an argument had broken out about who had paid for a ride on the steam horses. A fight between a man named Fountain and one of the showmen had escalated and a man named Jack Daw had been hit on the head with a piece of wood. A show woman standing near the shooting saloon called out `shoot them' and several showmen fired as fast as they could for about ten minutes.
It appears the Mr. Davey was an innocent bystander. Police Constable Double had been shot in the leg and was treated by Doctor Malcolm Poignard, but since the wound to Mr. Davey was not bleeding he was told to go home and see his own doctor.


Closure recorded at First Joint Committee Meeting of Bullards and S&P 29th May 1962