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MARSH LANE SMITHDON HUNDRED FULL LICENCE
from 1961
CLOSED 29.11.1964
SMITHDON, DOCKING & BROTHERCROSS LICENCE REGISTER PS 13/4/1 (1949 to 1965)
BULLARDS to closure 1964
Licensees :
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WILLIAM HARPLEY
( Recorded as baker for most of period - Beer retailer in 1854 )
Age 62 in 1861
* 1836 - * 1864
JAMES COKER GOSHAWK
& grocer
Died Q1 1873 - age 56
* 1865 - * 1873
Mrs JANE GOSHAWK
& shopkeeper
Died Q4 1910 - age 87
* 1875 - * 1904
ELIJAH GOSHAWK
Age 49 in 1911
* 1908 - 1911
ADAM EGGETT
( Died Q2 1951 - age 72 )
1912 - 1937
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SIDNEY JAMES WEBLY SKILLINGS by 1949
HUGH ALBERT MIDLANE
( Died Q1 1974 - age 80 )
24.04.1950
ERNEST JOHN HENRY MITCHELL 26.02.1951
GEORGE ALLAN MASON 24.02.1958
FREDERICK JOHN PIDDINGTON
( Died Q1 1964 - age 59 )
08.10.1962
GLADYS MAY PIDDINGTON 13.04.1964
GERALD STANLEY ROOT 14.09.1964

The last licensees, Mr. and Mrs Root were previously in the Colonial Service in Nyasaland (now Malawi), where one of their pastimes was being part time managers of the Gymkana Club.
c1964 - Image thanks to Lesley Grainge nee Root
c1964 image thanks to Lesley Grainge, nee Root.

Full licence granted 05.04.1961

Bullards confirmed in a letter dated 29.11.1964 that trading had ceased and the house was to be delicensed and sold.
Other Bullards documents give the closure date as 30.11.1964