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THE STREET GRIMSHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED 05.02.1970
GRIMSHOE LICENCE REGISTERS taken 7th September 1789 & 15th September 1794 and GRIMSHOE LICENCE REGISTER PS 14/5/1 (1926 - 1954) and THETFORD REGISTER PS 14/5/2 (1921 - 1965)
BIDWELLS Valued at £700, 25th July 1889 : Purchased 01.04.1905 by E C Quilter
BULLARDS   
WATNEY MANN Closed by Watney Mann (East Anglia) Ltd.
Licensees :
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JOHN STINTON 1789 - 1794
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GEORGE LAMBERT
age 63 in 1851
1836 - 1868
HENRY PORTER
(As reported 09.05.1868 - Mistake for Mr. Rayner?)
29.04.1868
HENRY RAYNER
& gardener 1871 - age 66
Died Q4 1874 - age 70
1869 - 1872
WILLIAM RAYNER
& blacksmith 1883
Died Q2 1892 - age 65
1875 - 1892
Mrs SARAH RAYNER
(Died Q1 1915 - age 88)
1892 - 1901
WALTER RAYNER 1904
HENRY HOWLETT 1908
WILLIAM HARDY
Age 48 in 1911
1911 - 1925
AMOS J. PRYKE
Died 1942 - age 69
1929 - 1942
Mrs. FLORENCE E. PRYKE
(Re-married Luther Robinson Q1 1950)
to 02.1950
REGINALD SAMUEL WALKER 30.01.1950 - 1965 +


Croxton appears in the Thetford Licensing Register from 10.02.1955.

Closure recommended at First Joint Committee Meeting of Bullards and S&P 29th May 1962.
Sales given as 31 barrels in the previous year.
Licensee said to be aged 60/65 and to have been a tenant for 12 years.

Steward & Patteson report of May 1969, prepared for Watney Mann recommended IMMEDIATE closure.
` House is small, trade at rock bottom (19 barrels), toilet facilities are earth closets'