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26 COSLANY STREET
( Bridge Street )
St MICHAEL AT COSLANY BEERHOUSE CLOSED 09.03.1970
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 ( 1867-1965 )
WESTONS St. Georges Brewery - Sold to Youngs & Co Thursday 18th August 1864
YOUNGS & Co 1864 - 1958
BULLARDS 1958 - 1967
WATNEY MANN 1967 - 1970
Licensees :
SAMUEL MITCHELL 1760 - 1762
CHARLES WIGG
bricklayer
1763 - 1764
SAMUEL MITCHELL 1806 - 1811
JAMES MINNS 1822 - 1830
ANN MINNS 1836
JESSE WEYER 1839 - 1842
THOMAS WEYER
age 39 in 1851
hand loom weaver
1845 - 1854
G. KEY 1865
JAMES RIX by 1867
WILLIAM NEEVE 03.10.1872
ARTHUR FARRINGTON 08.08.1899
JEANETTE RUTH FARRINGTON 13.06.1905
CHARLES LACK 1908
SIDNEY WILLIAM ROBOTHAM 22.08.1911
SUSANNAH ROBOTHAM 11.02.1915
SIDNEY WILLIAM ROBOTHAM 17.06.1919
Convicted 04.11.1933 of selling out of hours.
Fine £1 or 13 days
SUSANNAH ROBOTHAM 21.07.1936
JOHN HENRY WILLIAM WOODHOUSE 01.10.1946
LESLIE WILLIAM LINFORD-HAZELL 07.06.1949
DENNIS DONALD LARGE 18.11.1952
Convicted 01.05.1953 of selling out of hours.
Fine £5
Convicted 01.05.1953 of allowing consumption out of hours.
Fine 10/-
CHARLES SAMUEL RICHARDSON 09.06.1953
ARTHUR WILLIAM CHASE 12.03.1957
to c1969
..... HORNAGOLD at time of closure



With thanks to Leslie Robert Linford-Hazel
Images provided by Leslie Robert Linford-Hazell - Many thanks.
c1950

Held an early morning licence for the benefit of the employees of Barnard & Bishops as renewed at the August 1897 Sessions.

Closed 1970 and later demolished.

Image provided by Leslie Robert Linford-Hazell - Many thanks.
Leslie William Linford-Hazell at the bar c1950.



Leslie Robert Linford-Hazel advises 09.11.2004 :-

My father kept the Red Lion, relinquishing it only when ill health forced him to. A Far East POW in WW2, he died in 1954.
The trade was brisk at weekends, mostly by a faithful crowd who came some many miles to enjoy the sing-song etc to piano accompaniment. Dart matches livened up week nights which were quiet. Close by was Bullards Brewery and at lunch times one man in particular regularly came in to eat his lunch and enjoy a Youngs & Crawshays beer.

Along with a group of friends we held what we called the "Norwich Jazz Club" playing records of our choosing - Stan Kenton figured large at the time.

For the record the bar room was the full width of the front of building with the bar itself as seen on the left with the Cellar behind. There were no beer engines, all beers being drawn from the wood. Fresh supplies were delivered through the front door. The smoke room was behind the bar room and held the piano. A small kitchen was at the rear and sleeping accommodation and bathroom were upstairs. Customers toilets were out the back, a passage on the right of the building led to a small yard and backed up to the rather derelict yard of Barnard and Bishop.

I have attached a photo of the front of the Red Lion and one of Dad behind the Bar, also a cartoon drawn by a Mr Royal who lived next door. The one with the hammer is supposed to be me, the rest are various friends.
I don't think any of us could play anything other than the gramophone ! Loud ties were also the rage.

 

House no. 335 on 1845 Magistrates list.