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MARKET PLACE
EARSHAM HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED 10.10.1964
EARSHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 21/3/1 & PS 21/3/2 (1932 to 1967)
(note - February 1959 to February 1964 are missing)
JOHN MOORE Beer shop 1839
STEWARD & PATTESON to 1967 ( Licence held after closure )
WATNEY MANN Holding licence
Licensees :
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JOHN MOORE 1839
BENJAMIN KERRIDGE 1841
WILLIAM CANN &
ARTHUR HODGSON
1846
WILLIAM CLEER CANN
See opposite
1850
WILLIAM MOORE 1853 - 1865
GEORGE SARGENT
Went to Hempnall LORD NELSON
1868
THOMAS BALLS
& painter
From Friday 6th November 1868 - 1883
? 1888
JOSEPH HENRY ROBINSON 1890 - 1897
SAMUEL ELKANAH VALIANT 1900 - 1925
GEORGE FREDERICK CHIPPERFIELD 1926 to 1935
Fine of £3 on 13th September 1935.
See opposite.
HUBERT HARRY TRUMPETER 11.10.1935
GEORGE LEE WHATLING 24.05.1940
JOHN WAYNES THOMAS BELL 08.01.1943
NAOMI FRANCIS BELL 22.05.1953
DUDLEY ALBERT GRIMBLE
Brewery representative
undated -
probably October 1964


The death of Sarah Moore, aged 21, daughter of William Moore was announced Saturday 12th March 1853, she had died the previous Tuesday.

Emily, the third daughter of William Moore, married chemist Frederick Bartlett as reported Saturday 10th May 1856.

The HOPE INN
c1960

HOPE & ANCHOR 1854

A notice published 8th February 1851 advised that William Clear Cann, Wine & Spirit Merchant, had on the 27th January 1851, assigned all his Personal Estate and Effects to William Mann, merchant of Bungay and James Barnaby of Mendham, Gentleman.
The HOPE INN was to Let with Immediate Possession. A Free House with excellent cellars and ample internal comfort and convenience.........

Offered To Let 25th August 1866.
An Old Established, Fully Licensed and Free Public House.

On Monday 9th September 1935, Gilbert Charles Riches was discovered drinking liquor on licensed premises at 2:50pm, a non-permitted hour. Constable Lines had entered the premises to give out some posters regarding weights and measures and had found licensee Chipperfield at the bar along with Riches, Taffy Scarff and Jack Barber. Two half pint mugs of beer stood on the bar and Riches drank one of them. Checking that the mug had contained beer, PC Lines started to take notes and was then assaulted by Riches. The constable threw the accused to the floor and left the house to call for assistance. Soon after Riches was found in the Market Place, he was arrested after another scuffle, with the aid of Sergeant Cullum.
Returning to the Hope Inn to retrieve his pocket book and helmet the landlord denied any knowledge of their wherabouts.
Before the magistrates on Friday 13th September Riches was fined 10s for drinking out of hours and £2 for the assault. For licensee Chipperfield, a charge of aiding and abetting was not proved, but he had not taken sufficient care to prevent the events, or to assist the constable in his duty. He was fined £3 with one week in which to pay.
It appears that the helmet was never discovered.
Mr. Chipperfield was replaced at the inn within one month, after a service of nine years.

 December 1945 - American Servicemen presented eggs and sweets as a tribute to the inhabitants of Harleston and the surrounding villages for their hospitality. The tribute was received by Mr. & Mrs. Tom Bell at the Hope Inn.

20 barrels of beer sold in the year prior to closure.

It was reported at a meeting 29th October 1964 that the house had `temporarily closed' since last meeting of 22 July 1964.

Last licence granted 02.02.1967
But no evidence found of the house being open between 1964 and 1968

Demolished.