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Light Horseman
20 WESTLEGATE ALL SAINTS BEERHOUSE CLOSED 1858
STEWARD & Co Freehold owned by Steward, Patteson & Steward
Licensees :
JAMES MONEYMENT 1830
JOHN BUDDELL 1836
GEORGE BUNN
age 51 in 1851
( Robson gives John Bunn in 1839 )
1839 - 1854
EDWARD RINGWOOD
( Edward RINGER according to Melville in 1856 )
1854 to 1858
Convicted October 1854 of selling out of hours.
Fine to be determined....

Given as the LIGHT HORSEMAN, 1836, 1850, 1856 and in S&P documents dated 06.11.1837 to November 1851

Also known as the BARKING DICKY

Spirit licence of George Bunn lost ** 7th September 1847 owing to disorderly manner in which the house had been conducted. The magistrates said it was illegal for them to allow transfer of licence to a brewery clerk until a new tenant was found. The brewers argued that the conduct of the house had not changed since 1845 or 1846 and licences had been renewed then. One of the magistrates, Mr. Willett, said that he had made up his mind that he would sign no licence to a house that had been proved to be a common brothel. For the brewers, Mr. Steward accepted that disorderly tenants should be turned out and the houses be shut for a time, until their bad character was destroyed. The 10 magistrates agreed that the decision to withdraw the licence would stand.

At the Annual Licensing Sessions held before fifteen magistrates on Tuesday 28th August 1855 it was heard from Mr. Barnard, one of the bench, that he frequently passed the house and had never observed anything wrong with it.
In October of 1854, licensee Edward Ringwood had been fined for having some bad girls and men drinking in the house at ten minutes to eleven on a Sunday night. This was the only reported offence.
The licence was renewed.

At about one o'clock on Tuesday 30th March 1858, James Abbs of north Walsham was enticed into the Light Dragoon by a young lady called Charlotte Middleton. He ordered a pint of beer and half a pint of rum and afterwards retired to sleep. Several hours later he was awakened by the landlady and it was then that he discovered he had been robbed of two sovereigns and five shillings.

At the licensing sessions held Monday 23rd August 1858 renewal of licence was refused on the grounds that the house was devoted to immoral purposes. ( The licensee reported as being Edward Ringwood - See IMPERIAL ARMS and BOY & CUP )

** One sessions report gives the date of sitting as Tuesday 7th September, but a second report gives Wednesday 8th September 1847.