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GRIMSHOE LICENCE REGISTERS taken 7th September 1789 & 15th September 1794 & GRIMSHOE LICENCE REGISTER PS 14/5/1 (1926 - 1954) & THETFORD REGISTER PS 14/5/2 (1921 - 1962)
BIDWELLS Owned by Lennard Bidwell of Thetford 1835
........ of Dereham as recorded 1868
BULLARDS   
Licensees :
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JOHN PEARSON 1789
THOMAS PEARSON 1794
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JAMES & MARY PEARSON *1813 - 1819
JAMES & SARAH QUANTRILL *1820 - *1834
GEORGE QUANTRILL 1836 - 1846
JAMES QUANTRILL
age 56 in 1851
1851 - 1864
GEORGE HILL
also as George Hitt 1865, 1869 & 1872
1865 - 1873
Mr. Shearing
See opposite.
to 08 1873
EDWARD GASKIN 25.08.1873 - 1875
HENRY FAIRCHILD 1877 - 1888
ROBERT OLDFIELD 1890 - 1904
WILLIAM WATSON 1908
ALFRED JOLLEY 1912 - 1915
JAMES GRAY 1916
JOHN LEONARD KADWILL 1922
GEORGE MARTIN by 1925
DOUGLAS ARTHUR OLIVER BAKER 07.10.1942

Maria, daughter of James & Mary Pearson, late Eagle (Innkeeper)
was baptized 14th February 1813.
Their son John was baptized 12th November 1815.

Emily, daughter of James & Sarah Quantrel / Quantrill, late Lockheed
 or Lockard (1822, 1825, 1827) or Locket (1824) was baptized 25th December 1820. No occupation recorded.
Subsequent baptisms were:-
3rd November 1822 (Mary)
13th June 1824 (Caroline)
27th November 1825 (Eliza)
15th April 1827 (Louise)
1828 (Elizabeth)
1833 (Hannah)
1834 (James)
The occupation for James is given as Labourer in 1827 but at all other times as Publican.


(Thanks to Honor Jones)



James Pearson, late of Stanford Cock, appeared before the magistrates 27th January 1820 accused of committing an act whereby he had forfeited his bond in not keeping an orderly house. After a long hearing the charge was not established.

Shown on Bryant's 1826 map.

On Wednesday 2nd April 1873, William Clark of Saham Toney, was charged of stealing a half pint drinking glass, the property of George Hill, on 24th July 1872. Clarke had been arrested on the morning of 25th July 1872, along with another person and the handcuffed pair were left in the care of the parish constable, Jonathan Cawston. Whilst the arresting officer, P.C. Goldsmith,  went for a conveyance to take them to the lock-up, the pair escaped, still in handcuffs. A short time before the hearing in April 1873, Clark had given himself up to P.C. Goldsmith and pleaded guilty. He was committed for seven days.


On Monday 25th August 1873, Edward Gaskin applied to take on the licence. Mr. Shearing, the executor of the late Mr. G. Hill was then in occupation.
Although Superintendant Lambley raised an objection, the licence was granted.

Henry Fairchild is given 1877, at the
FOWL INN

Valued at £850 25th July 1889

At the Entertainment held in the club room here on the evening of Monday 4th March 1895, in aid of the fund for the relief of the poor and unemployed, the programme included the singing of :-
Riding on a load of hay,
Cockles and mussels,
The bashful maiden,
Lum Tum,
It is a pity to waste it,
Where is the harm if she met him,
Gipsy's warning,
The tavern in this town,
Won't you buy my pretty flowers,
Two little girls in blue,
Etc, Etc.,
and God save the Queen.

Whole village forcibly evacuated in 1942 to allow formation of battle training area.

Licence ``In suspense '' 1942

Licence declared as lapsed at the Methwold Licensing Meeting of February 1955.