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9 UPGATE STREET CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
CLACKCLOSE LICENCE REGISTERS September 1794 & PS 7/4/1 to PS 7/4/3 (1917 - 1949)
WILLIAM HARLOCK Owner 1836
CUTLACK & HARLOCK     
HALL, CUTLACK & HARLOCK from 15.12.1930
STEWARD & PATTESON   
WATNEY MANN    
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BOWSTRIDGE TAVERNS Ltd. October 2001
Licensees :
MUCKY PORTER
(Silver Fleece)
c1640 - 1670
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EDWARD BANHAM
(Bell)
1794
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WILLIAM PECKETT
age 60 in 1861
& farmer 65 acres
Died 15th September 1862
(Age 70 according to newspaper obituary)
1836 - 1862

 

Mrs MARY PECKETT
Age 80 in 1871
1863 - 1871
- 1875
JOHN PORTER
& shoemaker
1877 - 1896
GEORGE HARTLEY 1900 - 1904
ARTHUR BALL 1908 - 1912
GEORGE HARTLEY 1915
THOMAS VALE by 1916
JOHN YOUNGS 07.04.1924
HARRY PORTER 04.01.1937
KENNETH WILLIAM HUDSON 07.02.1944
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LES & MAY CROWTHER c1950 - c1960
LAURIE PORTER to 1976
   
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Formerly the SILVER FLEECE.
It is reputed that during the Civil War, Mucky Porter guided King Charles I through the fens and was rewarded with a bag of gold.
Later King Charles II is said to have further rewarded him with several acres of land
which became known as the Methwold Severals.

The BELL in 1794 & 1836

Penny In The Hole once played here but out of fashion by 1950's.
Local rules were that 6 players would each have 2 pennies.
The first to score 2 in the hole would win the shilling.

 

Closed and boarded up by 10.04.1998

REOPENED! Saturday 27th October 2001

 

OLD WHITE BELL