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8 LOWER GOAT LANE St. GREGORY FULL LICENCE CLOSED 02.10.1939
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/2 & PS 1/8/3 ( 21 August 1894 to 1953 )
BULLARDS from c1897
Licensees :
PERCY HARRY L'ESTRANGE
( Initially at the Empire )
18.12.1900
SARAH ANN VARLEY ( ? ) 28.11.1905
HARRY DAWSON 23.07.1907
FREDERICK WILLIAM MINISTER junior 23.08.1910
JOHN LEONARD CHARLES 05.05.1914
FREDERICK WILLIAM COE 25.07.1922
Convicted 04.09.1922 of failing to admit the police.
Fine £5 or 21 days detention.
Convicted 30.01.1924 of selling out of hours.
Fine £1 or 13 days detention.
WILLIAM THOMAS GORDON 13.05.1924
ALBERT ERNEST SAYER 24.11.1925
WALTER SKITMORE 28.07.1931
ARTHUR SPROULE 23.05.1933
DOUGLAS ARTHUR OLIVER BAKER 03.09.1935
BENJAMIN FRED BIRD 13.10.1936



Appears in the Licence Registers as the
EXCISE CUSTOM HOUSE
and then, by 1882 as the EXCISE COFFEE HOUSE.

Named as the EMPIRE in the Licence Register from 03.04.1897.
Became the NEW THEATRE STORES 09.12.1902

Address given as No. 4 Lower Goat Lane in 1883,
but at No. 18 in 1904

At the hearing for licence renewal Tuesday 10th March 1903 it was heard that the entrance on Upper Goat Lane was previously an emergency exit from the EMPIRE MUSIC HALL and had existed for twenty years. It was now used as the main entrance to the NEW THEATRE STORES and the sales of liquor were made in exactly the same place as always. At the back of the bar there used to be a very large concert room in which drink was sold and further at the end was a small stage.
The Chief Constable had no objections to the licence and it was granted.
There was no application to renew the music and singing licence.

Licence provisionally refused 09.02.1937 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 02.10.1939.