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MITFORD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED c1912
MITFORD LICENCE REGISTER taken 12th September 1794 & MITFORD & LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 12/5/1 & PS 12/5/2 ( 1901 to 1975)
DEREHAM BREWERY Sold 1828
REEPHAM BREWERY Conveyed to Henry Bullard & John Boyce 26th November 1878
BULLARDS   
Licensees :
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WILLIAM SMITH 1794
.............. SMITH 1812 - 1815
WILLIAM HARDY 1822 - 1828
JAMES BARKER 1830 - 1836
BENJAMIN TABERER
according to Robson
1839
JAMES WRIGHT
according to Pigot
age 30 in 1841
1839 - 1841
JANE WRIGHT 1845
JOHN TAYLOR * 1846 - 1850
RICHARD RICE
blacksmith
age 37
1851
JAMES GUYTON 1854
EDWARD COGHLAN
( Coglin 1856 )
1856 - 1858
SARAH BALE
age 47 widow
1861
J GYMER / GUYMER 1864 - 1865
ROBERT MACK 17.01.1868 - 1869
WILLIAM FITT
age 26 in 1871
1871 - 1872
JAMES REYNOLDS 1875 - 1877
JONATHAN MEACHEN
(Jonathan MacHent ? 1881 - age 31)
1878 - 1881
BARNEY SECKER
( Barnard Secker 1887 )
* 1883 - 1887
JAMES BLADE 1888
JOHN WENN
age 56 in 1891
1890 - 1891
Fine of £1 and costs Friday 5th September 1890 for allowing drunkenness in his house on Monday 18th August 1890.
HENRY JOHN FANTHORPE
( Declared bankrupt 11th November 1893 - living in lodgings in Commercial Road by 14th November 1893 )
1892 - 1893
W STEWARD 1894
BARNARD SECKER
age 62 in 1901
1896 - 1901
SAMUEL POOLEY by 1901
JOSEPH WADE 12.02.1904
FREDERICK HEAD 10.02.1905
to 1912


It was reported 30th July 1864 that higgler, John Pearce, had assaulted licensee Mr. Gymer and police constable Barton when they attempted to remove him from the house. Goaded on by his brother Robert, John had said that he would not leave for forty Bobbies. In the ensuing brawl Robert kicked the constable in the head and hit him on the elbow with a poker. At the committal hearing it was heard that Robert had absconded, John was committed to trial at the next assizes.

Lot No. 40 in sale of Reepham Brewery (Bircham & Sons), Saturday 8th June 1878. Then let to Jonathan Meachen at an annual rent of £10.
The property contained :-
Tap Room, Two Parlours, Wash House, Good Cellar, Club Room and 3 Bedrooms: Yard in rear with a Two Stall Stable - Freehold.

On Monday 18th August 1890, labourer William Laws (Alias `Neffy')and married woman Emma Love were found to be drunk on the premises.
On 5th September they were each fined 5/-. Publican John Wenn suffered a fine of £1 and costs.
At the same hearing it was head that on 24th August, Wenn had assisted Police-constable Fountain Winter to remove Samuel Moore from the premises. Moore had become violent and was placed under arrest but struck out with a pocket-knife and cut the officer on the right hand. (A non-serious wound). Moore received six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.


Objection to the renewal of licence was made on Friday 16th February 1906.

Referred for Compensation 01.03.1912
Licence renewal refused 21.06.1912
Referred for Compensation (again) 17.03.1913


Closure by compensation opposed at Licensing Authority meeting Friday 21st June 1912. Having been saved from closure in 1906 by Bullards surrendering a different licence and making a bargain with the magistrates of the day, the brewers thought that the magistrates should carry out their part of the bargain. The Chairman ruled that the Authority had no power to deal with arrangement made by other parties and such a bargain had no bearing with the Authority.
Licence referred for compensation.

Licensee name confirmed as Frederick Head and Registered Owner as Bullard & Sons when licence refusal by reason of closure by Compensation, published 23rd August 1912.