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13 GENTLEMANS WALK
BEAR YARD
St. PETER MANCROFT - CLOSED by 1877
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 (1867 to 1894)
MORGANS  
Licensees :
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JOSEPH LINDSEY 1761 - 1764
JAMES HOWES January 1796
JOSEPH ARMES 1806 - 1810
J. AMIS 1822
JOSEPH ARMES 1830
JOHN NORMAN 1836
GEORGE POTTER 1839
GEORGE FROST
age 60
(Wife Elizabeth also aged 60)
1841
ELIZABETH SMITH 1842
THOMAS DENSTEAD
according to White
1845
WILLIAM BENSTEAD
according to Magistrates list
1845
ROBERT AMES
age 50 in 1851
by 1850
GEORGE HOWLETT 05.08.1873

Norwich Mercury 21st December 1751

In December 1751 the Norwich Mercury reported that at the Bear in the market place could be seen "Mr Blaker, The Modern Living Colossus Or Wonderful Giant".
Mr Blaker was said to be ` Half a Foot taller than the Sussex Boy, lately shewn at the Mansion-House in the Poultry and infinitely exceeds the famous Swedish Boy in Symmetry of Body and Regularity of Feature; and is much higher than Maximillion the Saxon. He is not yet 27 years of age .........'
Mr Blaker was due to perform from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

One of 40 houses named as being engaged for the Reception of Freeholders for Sir John Woodhouse and Sir Edward Astley's Friends on the Day of Election, Wednesday 14th April 1784.

In December 1788 a tiger died after eating two monkeys complete with their metal collars. It had escaped from a menagerie at this house.

Licence not taken up 1877.

Thanks to Stuart Mclaren for 1751 info. June 2010