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DISS HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED by c1970
DISS LICENCE REGISTER PS 16/5/1 (1928 - 1969)
CALEB ROBINSON   
VICTOR JONATHAN BOWING    
MAURICE HENRY SPALDING by 1958
Licensees :
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JOHN ROBINSON
& farmer
& straw merchant
(Only listed as farmer in 1868)
Died Q4 1879 - age 54 ?
* 1868 - * 1879
Wednesday 24th June 1868 - Fine 1s and 13s 3d costs for being open to sell beer at midnight on 6th June. A further fine of £1 and 13s 3d costs for selling beer at one o'clock the same morning.
Licence application (Full) Wednesday 24th August 1870 dismissed since notices had been wrongly issued.
Mrs SARAH ANN ROBINSON
& farmer 18 acres
(Age 66 in 1891 - living near Hall Farm)
1881 - 1888
CALEB ROBINSON
& farmer
Died December 1927 - age 74
1890 to Dec. 1927
VICTOR JONATHAN LEONARD BOWING
Died March 1955 - age 71
11.01.1928
MAURICE HENRY SPALDING
(as Maurice Henry Spurling in 1958 directory)
from  1955 to closure


Note :
No Fersfield beerhouses or other licensed premises are found in Kelly's 1865 directory and only one appears in 1892 (This house).


At the Petty Sessions held Wednesday 24th June 1868 John Robinson claimed that the excise-man had mis-led him into thinking his licence was valid beyond midnight. On 6th June he had held a dinner for up to sixty persons, it was they that Policeman Robert Williamon had discovered drinking in the house and barn. Producing the excise licence, the magistrates declared that it was only valid to sell beer from sunrise to midnight on property other than the defendants ordinary public house.