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79 MAGDALEN STREET St SAVIOUR BEERHOUSE CLOSED 29.01.1910
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/2 ( 1894 to 1925 )
BULLARD & Sons as given 1878
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS As 1894 register
Licensees :
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JOHN EARL 1831 - * 1875
JAMES FIRTH WINTER as directory.
( Died December 1911 - age 65 )
See below.
1879
JAMES FIRTH as directory 1883
JOHN EGGETT * 1888
BENJAMIN DAYNES 1890
JAMES WINTER * 1892
HENRY WINTER 14.05.1895
Convicted 09.09.1904 of permitting drunkenness.
Fine 5/- or 5 days.
Convicted 25.04.1906 of permitting drunkenness.
Fine 40/- plus 8/- costs or 14 days detention
THOMAS PINNER 12.06.1906
HENRY DYBALL ABBOTT 1907
FREDERICK SINCLAIR 11.06.1907
JOSEPH BYRON FOUNTAIN 12.05.1908
THOMAS SLAUGHTER 01.12.1908



Christopher Winter married Martha Firth and one of their 11 children was George who became the father of James Winter.

James had married Elizabeth Hill in 1870, but he was then believed to have been known as Firth. In 1881 their son, James Winter was said to be 12 years old.


It was reported that on Monday 1st September 1879, Elizabeth Firth, wife of James Firth, of the Woolcombers Arms, was summoned for an assault on Elizabeth Firth, wife of George Firth, of Bull Close. In the assault it was said that as the licensees wife passed the gate of her mother-in-law, she shouted abuse and struck her in the mouth, knocking her down and then struck her in the eye. A quantity of her hair was pulled out. Denying the charge, Mrs, Firth said that she merely gave her mother-in-law a shove and spat in her face.
Fine of £2 and 9s costs, or two months' imprisonment, with hard labour.

In 1881 George Firth alias Winter, committed suicide by cutting his own throat in his bedroom.

Thanks to Shirley Elrick in Aus for the Firth / Winter investigations.


As the COMBERS ARMS 1842 & 1856.

Woolcombers Yard stands between numbers 77 & 79.
( The WHITE ROSE was at No.77 )

Beerhouse keeper John Earl applied for a full licence Tuesday 23rd August 1870. He had been at the house for thirty-nine years and run it in a most respectable manner.
Licence refused on the grounds that there were already quite sufficient numbers ( of full licenses ) in the street.

For Sale by Auction Wednesday 12th June 1878, a brick and tile property with Two Cottages in the rear. In the yearly hire of Messrs. Bullard & Sons.

It was stated at the Licensing Sessions of February 1909 that sales averaged only half a barrel of beer over three weeks.
 

Licence provisionally refused 09.02.1909 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 29.01.1910