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FORESTERS ARMS CASTLE ACRE Index
PALES GREEN
BAILEY STREET
FREEBRIDGE -LYNN HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1918
ELIJAH EYRES (Taken over by Morgans 1900)
MORGANS 1900 to c1908
Licensees :
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WILLIAM GARNETT
& pheasant breeder
(Given in 1851 as 36 years old and a Malster Journeyman, living at Bailey Street)
1854 - 1858
WILLIAM HARRISON
& pig dealer
1861 - 1883
ROBERT REEVE 
according to Kelly
1883
WILLIAM TAYLOR
& wheelwright
1891
RICHARD EAGLE c1900
GEORGE WILLIAMSON
(Drum & Monkey)
1908
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON by April 1914


Last found as the FORESTERS ARMS in details of Elijah Eyres estate dated 1895.

The FORESTERS is described as `..... a brick, flint and pantile house with 7 rooms upstairs and 5 downstairs, plus stabling for 3, clubroom, 2 bay cart shed, cow house for 2, garden and small pasture. Area 2 roods 8 perches in all.'

About 1908 the house was purchased (lease?) for the sum of £75 by George and Mary Ann Williamson (nee Callaby) and seems to have traded as the
DRUM & MONKEY
to c1914 when closed and then used to station troops.

The sign with the words Drum & Monkey is said to have survived at the house into the 1990's until removed by a previous owner.

The name is said to originate from a customer, presumably of the Foresters, who regularly visited the house with both drum & monkey.

Thanks to Hazel Clarke for lighting the trail -
which has also led to a Frog in a Jar!