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Woolpack
 9 GOLDEN BALL STREET
CASTLE DITCHES
 St. JOHN TIMBERHILL FULL LICENCE -
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965)
TOMPSONS to 25.03.1845
MORGANS from 1845
BULLARDS 1961
WATNEY MANN
NORWICH BREWERY
SCOTTISH & NEWCASTLE
PUNCH TAVERNS  by 2009
SPIRIT PUB Co. by 2013
Licensees :
RICHARD COOKE 1760 - 1764
WILLIAM DRANE 1802 - 1822
JOSEPH CLEMENTS
(Previously at Lord Exmouth Tavern, later at the Duke Of Wellington, White Lion Lane, then unemployed and bankrupt by February 1832.)
1830
JOHN SCARLE 1836
JAMES THURLING
& hay dealer
1839 - 1845
JAMES MAGNUS
according to the Magistrates list
1845
WILLIAM COOPER 1846
NOAH THROWER
age 56 in 1851
1850 according to Hunt & Slater
1850 - 1858
(ROBERT POWLEY age 53) (1851)
M THROWER 1859
WALTER W. BUTCHER 1861 - 1865
RICHARD GIBBS by 1867
ELIZA GIBBS 25.11.1873
GEORGE SQUIRES 25.02.1878
EDWIN HAMLET MIDLANE 15.07.1913
ARTHUR JAMES COCKS 20.11.1917
Convicted 06.03.1924 of failing to admit police.
Fine £2 plus or 13 days detention.
Mrs. Mabel Stella Cocks was fined £1 on Friday 11th July 1941 for showing a light at 15 minutes past midnight on 26th June.
ERNEST NUTTALL 01.01.1957
NORMAN STANLEY FORSTER 01.10.1957
WILLIAM NELSON COBLEY 10.06.1958
HAROLD DAVEY SEMMENCE 11.10.1960
WALTER HAROLD COOPER 16.05.1961
RALPH GRIFFITHS 17.03.1964
JACK LAWRENCE SPARKES 18.07.1967
DOURO POTTER 05.09.1967
GRAHAM MITCHELL 19.10.1982
DAVID MARK BOXALL &
DAVID MANTON
09.01.1985
GRAHAM DAVID MITCHELL &
DAVID MANTON
18.06.1985
GRAHAM DAVID MITCHELL  03.04.1990
JOHN COOKE &
JOHN LEMMON
29.09.1992
JOHN COOKE &
NEVILLE SNELL
17.12.1996
JOHN COOKE &
NEIL BARTHOLOMY
16.09.1997
   
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The Woolpack by George Plunkett - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002 - shown by permission
09.03.1939
Image by George Plunkett - shown by permission - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002


The WOOLPOCKET 1760/1807

Lot number 8 in the sale Monday 7th September 1778, of the Brewery and Public Houses, late in the ownership of Nockold Tompson, deceased.

Address as Timberhill in 1845.

To Let with Immediate Possession March 1845
Apply Messrs. Morgan, Brewery, King Street.

Rebuilt 1938 on site away from the road and further along from Timberhill.

SISTE VIATOR QUOD PETIS HIC EST
above front entrance, roughly translates as
Stop traveller, what you seek is here.

The house contains 5 of 6 plaster relief's by Moray Smith, depicting the wool trade. These were commissioned by Morgans Brewery about 1938. The 6th one was said to have been at the brewery in King Street.

Morgans sales for 1960 were 180 barrels of beer
and 143 spirits.

 



In August 1970 Julie Morgan, Jenny Potter, Jackie Marias, Marion Nichols and Mary Tucker were part of the team of ten `girls sent out on the river every Sunday' with invitations to holidaymakers to visit the Woolpack.

  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
1938 No 7 7 No
A stylish anomaly with the exterior which is Neo Georgian, symmetrical and balanced, the interior is Neo Tudor random and confused.
`L' shaped bar serving large open plan bar space.
Imported carved wooden door to service area with grotesque bracket supports, date 1614.