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BUSH GREEN EARSHAM HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED 16.05.1963
EARSHAM LICENCE REGISTERS PS 21/3/1 & PS 21/3/2 (1932 - 1967)
Note : February 1959 to Feb 1964 missing
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS  
BULLARDS 15.12.1958
Licensees :
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EDWARD HOWLETT
age 50 in 1851 (?)
& master carpenter
1836 - * 1879
WALTER SMITH
& engine driver
02.04.1880 - 1883
ARTHUR BANHAM
(Wife Gertrude)
1885
GEORGE HENRY PUNT * 1888
WILLIAM TOOKE 1890
LAZARUS TOOKE 1891 - 1900
THOMAS WALLER
& grocer
& provision dealer
* 1904 - * 1912
Convicted Friday 26th July 1907 of permitting gaming on the premises on 12th July..
Fine of 5/- and 5/6d costs.
HERBERT TIDNAM 1916
Mrs ELLEN TIDMAN 1922
ALFRED LING 1925
ALBERT EDWARD ALDRIDGE 1928 - 1929
WALTER GODDARD by 1930
MAY GODDARD 28.07.1939
WILLIAM ALBERT NEWBY 27.03.1942
to closure




On Friday 27th March 1942 Superintendant Bentham offered no objection to the transfer of licence but would like to be satisfied as to Mr. Newby's social status since he was a single man and it was desirable to have a wife on the premises.
When Mr. Newby informed the Bench that he was to be married the following day, the application was granted and the magistrates wished him the best of good fortune.

 

On Friday 4th October 1878, it was heard that Isaac Butcher and Charles Kent, of Harleston had refused to leave the premises. Fined £2 and costs and £1 and costs respectively. They were then charged with assaulting George Brown, Robert Brown, Henry Algar and James Vincent whilst Robert Brown and Henry Algar were charged with assaulting Kent and Butcher. Butcher was fined £2 and costs and Kent 10s and costs for their assault on Algar. Kent was fined 10s and costs for assaulting James Vincent. Other summonses were dismissed upon the complainants paying costs.
At the time of the altercation, the house was in the charge of Caroline Maria Bryant, housekeeper to the landlord.

Offered To Let 11th October 1884 and again 22nd November 1884. With small Pasture and attached Blacksmith's Shop. Apply W. Cann & Co., Wymondham.

On Friday 10th April 1885, William George was charged of a brutal assault on Gertrude Banham, wife of Arthur Banham.
George had been refused service since he had `arrived in liquor'. He threatened to kill Banham and his wife and removed his coat and struck at Mr. Banham. Mrs. Banham opened the door for George to leave and was struck two or three times in the body and it was very serious because she was near her confinement.
George was committed for six months.

Licence renewed Friday 11th March 1904, but only upon the condition that the tenant be replaced. Messrs Steward & Patteson stated that they had given the tenant notice to quit.

On Tuesday 12th July 1907, Police-sergeant Roy was hiding outside the Duck's Foot accompanied by Police-constable Hagger. They saw two men enter and heard them agree to play darts at (the best of) three darts a penny. After losing two games the man named Tom paid for a pint of beer for his companion, Osborne. The police entered and asked the landlord why he was allowing gambling. Mr. Waller replied that he had no idea they were gambling and in any event he had a notice up stating gaming was prohibited. He was fined a total of 10s 6d, including costs, on Friday 26th July 1907.

An application was made Friday 7th February 1913 to transfer the licence (from Thomas Waller to...?). Superintendant raised the objection that he had recently noticed a pathway leading from the back of the Duck's Foot to some cottages. He considered that the path should be stopped. The decision on licence transfer was adjourned for two weeks.
On Friday 21st February 1913 it was agreed to renew the licence on condition that certain repairs and alterations were carried out.

Edward Aldrich was granted an extension on the occasion of a ploughing match to be held Saturday 8th June 1929.

On 5th July 1940 Edna Goddard, poultry keeper, of the Ducks Foot, was fined 10s 4d for not keeping a dangerous dog under control, a greyhound.
On 18th June 1940, the dog had barked at Eliza Cranfield and had seized her dress. A similar event had occurred the previous year when she had gone to the Ducks Foot.

Advertised 23rd January 1942 to Let, with early possession.

 

Closure recommended at First Joint Committee Meeting of Bullards and Steward & Patteson 29th May 1962.
Sales given as 85 barrels.
Tenant said to be 48 years old and to have been at the house for 20 years.