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14 MARKET STREET TUNSTEAD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE
(6 day)
CLOSED 31.10.1967
TUNSTEAD & HAPPING LICENCE REGISTERS taken 15th September 1794 and  PS 11/4/1 to 11/4/3 (Feb 1928 to Feb 1974)
REEPHAM BREWERY As mentioned 1860
MORGANS Selling Morgans family ales in 1892
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS   
BULLARDS when closed 1967
Licensees :
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?? 1792
JOSEPH GOUARD 1794
JOHN SHARPE 1807 - 24.03.1809
Mr W SHEPHEARD 1809
Mr. W. PASHLEY
Died 7th April 1823 - age 49
to 1823
EMMA PASHLEY 1830
BENJAMIN BARROTTE
(Barrotta 1846)
1836 - February 1849
Bankrupt by April 1849, by which time his wife had died and he had five children to support.
Balance sheet presented to court for the period 1st January 1848 to 9th February 1849
WILLIAM YOUARD
(As given by Hunt)
1850
JOHN HUMPHREY
Age 46 in 1851
(Son Charles died here Wednesday 19th June 1851 - age 18. Wife Louisa died Tuesday 5th July 1853 - age 52)
1851 - 1853
BENJAMIN BARROTTE 1854 - 1856
CHARLES NEALE 1858
ROBERT HUBBARD
& thatcher
Age 54 in 1861
(James Hubbard 1864)
1861 - 1871
JOHN HUBBARD 1872
Mrs MARY ANN FISHER 1875
ROBERT HOWES
grocer, wine & spirit merchant
1879 - * 1922
ALBERT ERNEST BLOOMFIELD by 1925
ALICE EVE KATE BLOOMFIELD 10.12.1951
JOHN ARTHUR HARVEY 09.02.1959
JOHN FRANK NEVE
(Bullards representative)
18.12.1967

 


Sold at auction 9th July 1792

John Sharpe of the BEAR INN, announced 11th April 1807 that he intended to run a light chaise to the Maids Head Inn, Norwich, each Saturday from 11th April.

The Household Furniture and Effects of John Sharpe were offered for sale by auction on 4th and 5th March 1809.
He had taken the KINGS ARMS and all of its contents, and would remove to there on Lady Day (25th March).

To be Sold or Let as announcement 18th March 1809. Interested parties to apply to Mr. W. Shepheard.

Given as the BEAR in the 1835 Register of Electors and in directories to at least 1872.

Lot No. 6 in sale of estate of Mr W. Colk 28th June 1853. Occupant then Mr. Humphrey.

Advertised To Let October 1860, the present tenant about to take a Farm. (Same advertisement appeared March 1861) Apply at the Brewery, Reepham.

The name said to originate from earlier bear baiting activities.

It is reputed that a gentleman from Cromer by the name of `Mad' Windham challenged North Walsham boxing champion `Spot' Gee - by bringing a dozen prize fighters to be fought by Gee, in the upstairs Club room. Gee beat them all and dropped each fallen challenger through the window, into the yard below.

Appears to be operating mainly as a shop by 1933 although maintained a Full Licence.
Advertised as a Grocers and Provision Stores selling Youngs, Crawshays & Youngs ales, wines & spirits in 1933.

Held a Market Day extension for
Thursday afternoons - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

First planned to close (as Uneconomic) January 1967 as agreed at the Property Rationalisation Committee Meeting of 02.02.1966

Called the OLD BEAR STORES from 1967