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HARLESTON ROAD EARSHAM HUNDRED BEERHOUSE
later FULL LICENCE
CLOSED
EARSHAM LICENCE REGISTERS PS 21/3/1 & PS 21/3/2 (1932 - 1967)
Note : February 1959 to Feb 1964 missing
SHERIFFE Lot No. 58 in sale of Robert Sheriffe estate 02.09.1840
TACON Purchased 1840 for £630
       COLCHESTER BREWING COMPANY As given 1904
Licensees :
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JOSEPH SELF 1836 - 1839
ROBERT ALGAR * 1839 - 1840
THOMAS CANHAM 1845 - 1846
BENJAMIN GREEN 1850
JAMES OAKES 1854 - 1856
SAMUEL RICHES
& carrier
1858 - 1863
JAMES HARRIS 1864 - 1865
JAMES PALMER
Age 35 in 1871
1869 - 1877
EDWARD BROOM
& carrier
1879 - 1881
RICHARD TOWNSEND 1883
JAMES MILLER 1888
ALFRED GEORGE WATLING 1890 - 1891
JOHN SMITH 1892 - 1896
THOMAS GOWING 1900  - 1930
Fine of £1 and 16s costs on 19th February 1904 for allowing drunkenness.

 

Recorded as a beerhouse in 1896

On Friday 19th February 1904, Superintendant Southgate complained of the landlord permitting drunkenness.
An inmate of the Pulham Workhouse, by the name of George, had been allowed out on the Saturday 2nd January, to collect his pension at Pulham St. Mary. He later treated several people at the KINGS HEAD where Gowing offered him a lift home. On the way back they stopped at the DUCK'S FOOT and then to the Maids Head, where George stayed until about 6:00pm on the Sunday when he left and went back to the KINGS HEAD, only to be refused service. The porter of the Workhouse said that George was drunk when he returned and still in that state some three hours later.
Licensee Gowing was fined and his licence renewal referred to the next sessions.

On Friday 11th March 1904, the Colchester Brewing Company appealed to the Bench to renew the licence of Mr. Gowing who had previously sheltered for the night, a man named George.
It had then been suggested that George had squandered £4 11s at the Maids Head. This was proven to be false since £3 10s had been disposed of in a completely legitimate manner. Of the 21s remaining only 1s 6d had been spent at the Maids Head. Gowing had been paid 18s 6d to settle an old debt and the remainder (1s) offered to the Workhouse Master. Gowing had been at the house for four years and came with excellent testimonials, his wife had managed the house with scrupulous cleanliness.
The Bench thought it a scandal that an old soldier (George) should, in the course of a few days, be able to get rid of his whole pension and then become a burden upon the rates.
The conduct of Gowing was considered extremely indiscrete.
Superintendant Southgate, in opposition to the renewal of licence, observed that he had called at the house on a certain occasion and a number of young lads were there and dancing was going on.
Licence renewed, but Gowing was warned that any further complaints would result in withdrawal.

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Licence not renewed at the Annual Licensing Sessions Friday 7th February 1930 on the grounds of redundancy.

On Wednesday 11th June 1930 Messrs. Lacon and the tenant, Thomas Gowing consented to the licence being referred for compensation. Licence refused.



Closed 1930