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Kings Arms
5 BETHEL STREET St. PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1938
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/3 (1867 to 1953)
STEWARD & Co Property owned by George Morse
STEWARD & PATTESON Leased for 75 years from June 1889
Licensees :
HENRY JAY
worsted weaver
1760 - 1764
A. BRADBERRY 1822
BARTHOLOMEW EARL 1830
G. LAMB 1836
SAMUEL HINKLEY
age 48 in 1841 (Hambly ?)
(Samuel Hinchley according to Pigot 1839)
1839 - 1841
WILLIAM REEVES 1842
JAMES DANIELLS
according to White
1845
EDWARD BASINGTHWAITE
age 59 in 1851
1845 - 1856
GEORGE TIDMAN 1856
WILLIAM TOWNSEND 1858 - 1859
J. E. BARNES 1865
MARIA BARNES by 1867
ALBERT CLARKE 27.11.1868
FREDERICK PARFITT 22.11.1869
HENRY JOSEPH REED 26.07.1870
MARY ANN GENT 14.09.1871
HENRY ROBERT BOAST BLAKE 30.10.1884
ROBERT BUTCHER 29.09.1888
GEORGE SPILLING 11.12.1888
RACHEL SPILLING 25.03.1890
SAMUEL ROBERTS 10.05.1904
JOHN STEPHEN QUINCE 14.06.1904
JOHN LEWIS 28.11.1905
LOUIS FIELD 05.04.1907
Convicted 01.05.1916 of failing to close against soldiers.
Fine 10/- or 7 days detention.
Convicted 13.071916 of failing to close against soldiers.
Fine 5/- or 5 days detention.
LEAH ANNIE FIELD 12.06.1917
LOUIS FIELD 13.05.1919
JESSIE LOUIS SNEATH 05.10.1926
LOUIS REGINALD CANHAM
Brewery representative
15.11.1938



Given in Kellys 1888 directory as the LION & UNICORN
with Henry Robert Boast as licensee.

Rachell Spilling applied for a music, singing and dancing licence 22nd August 1891
The previous year, a large club-room had been built on the first floor, for £900.
It was argued that the recent Public Health Act made it difficult for a landlord to continue with entertainments in fear of falling foul of the law. A blind fiddler coming into the bar and playing a tune for the odd copper would not necessitate the need for a licence, but a man with a black face and a banjo, playing there every Saturday night, would.
Dances were held in many other places where respectable people danced in low dresses, the factory girls who frequented the Kings Arms wore high-necked dresses with smart bodices. There was no improper behaviour.
The Bench granted the music and singing licence only, refusing that for dancing.

Licence removed to the KINGS ARMS, Mile Cross 28.12.1938,

` Disposed of ' 1938/39 for £1150.

House no. 135 on 1845 Magistrates list