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BULLARDS  
Licensees :
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ROBERT MILLER
& boatman
1861 - 1875
EDWARD LAWS
& boatman
1881 - * 1888
WILLIAM KNIGHTS 1890 - 1891


Bridge Staithe 1883

On Wednesday 8th April 1885, an inquest was held upon the body of James Watson, a 64 year old fisherman, who had on the previous Monday, spent some time at the Waterman's Arms before setting off at about 6 p.m. in his boat. After a short distance he fell into the water and had to be rescued. He became unconscious and with medical assistance, upwards of half a gallon of beer was taken from his stomach, no water being found within.
The following morning, Mr. Watson died.
The jury returned a verdict that death was from the effects of excessive drinking and from the shock of falling into the water. They recommended that the police should prosecute the licensee for supplying beer to somebody who was already intoxicated.

Bullards applied for a Spirit Licence as reported in the
Norfolk Chronicle of 25th August 1888.
Morgans Brewery, as owners of the nearby FALGATE INN opposed the application which was refused by the Magistrates.