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MITFORD & LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 12/5/1 & PS 12/5/2 (1901 to 1975)
CROWN BREWERY of East Dereham
COOPER BROWN of East Dereham
STEWARD & PATTESON 1922 - 1961 (purchased 03.07.1931)
WATNEY MANN 19.04.1967
CHEF & BREWER November 1974
BRENT WALKER 03.1988
PUBMASTER  
Licensees :
ISAAC SKIPPER
& carrier
*1858 - 1882
Mrs MARY ANN SKIPPER 1883 - 1890
DANIEL SKIPPER by 1891
ALBERT HENRY SKIPPER 06.04.1906
Fine 27.05.1910 of £1 plus 4/- costs
for being open during prohibited hours.
JAMES BAKER 05.01.1912
EMMA BAKER
Died 1961
11.03.1932
FREDERICK SAMUEL ARTHUR CHILVERS
(died 27.12.1998 aged 78)
07.04.1961
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Shipdham - 25.06.2000

Shipdham - 28.10.2001
October 2001

New (full) licence awarded 3rd September 1869.

Given as the KING WILLIAM 1844 and 1871

Address as Market Street 1882.

On Friday 7th September 1900, Daniel Skipper was summoned by Mr. W. E. Clarke, Inspector of Nuisances to the Mitford and Launditch Rural Council, who had found in October 1899, the bones and carcases of horses in the yard and the place swimming in liquid filth. Notice was given at the time to abate the nuisance but on 9th August 1900, the place was found to be in a filthy state with two horses heads and other horse parts strewn about. Some pigs were feeding on the horseflesh.
Mr. Skipper claimed that the horses had only been killed the previous day and he did not consider it a nuisance.
He was ordered to abate the nuisance at once and pay the costs of 15s.

The Lynn Advertiser of 3rd June 1910 reported that Acting Police Sergeant Palmer had seen a light in the bar at 11:00pm on the 16th May. Entering through the side door he discovered two men named Butler and Holman and some freshly drawn beer on the table. Landlord Skipper was coming with mineral water. The licensee asked the policeman to have some drink and say nothing. Butler had been playing music during the evening and Holman only had mineral water.

Destroyed by fire March 1928
Rebuilt  by S&P

When taken over by Mr Baker in 1912 the tap room contained a high backed settle. The seat had a 2" hole drilled trough with a drawer fitted below. Inside the drawer were 3 copper discs.
A 12" square of lead covered scars on the upright settle back.
The seat was said to have been used for the game of ``Gnurdling'',
it was destroyed in the fire of 1928

 

Trading as the Kings Cafe by 2014.