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FORESTERS ARMS CASTLE ACRE Index
PALES GREEN
BAILEY STREET
FREEBRIDGE -LYNN HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1918
ELIJAH EYRES (Taken over by Morgans 1900)
MORGANS 1900 to c1908
Licensees :
-  
WILLIAM GARNETT
& pheasant breeder
(Given in 1851 as 36 years old and a Malster Journeyman, living at Bailey Street)
1854 - 1858
WILLIAM HARRISON
& pig dealer
See below.
1861 - 1883
ROBERT REEVE 
according to Kelly
1883
WILLIAM TAYLOR
& wheelwright
1891
RICHARD EAGLE c1900
GEORGE WILLIAMSON
(Drum & Monkey)
1908
WILLIAM WILLIAMSON by April 1914


 
When William Harrison applied for the license of the (East) Lexham Chequers, 22nd December 1882, he admitted that he had been convicted for poaching and that poachers and returned convicts frequented his house.   Police-constable Henry Gounds stated that his house in Castle Acre had been the headquarters of a gang of poachers.
Mr. Harrison said he had been at the house for 24 years without objection.
The magistrates refused the application and said it was a breach of faith by Messrs. Morse & Woods.
 
     


Last found as the FORESTERS ARMS in details of Elijah Eyres estate dated 1895.

The FORESTERS is described as `..... a brick, flint and pantile house with 7 rooms upstairs and 5 downstairs, plus stabling for 3, clubroom, 2 bay cart shed, cow house for 2, garden and small pasture. Area 2 roods 8 perches in all.'

About 1908 the house was purchased (lease?) for the sum of £75 by George and Mary Ann Williamson (nee Callaby) and seems to have traded as the
DRUM & MONKEY
to c1914 when closed and then used to station troops.

The sign with the words Drum & Monkey is said to have survived at the house into the 1990's until removed by a previous owner.

The name is said to originate from a customer, presumably of the Foresters, who regularly visited the house with both drum & monkey.

Thanks to Hazel Clarke for lighting the trail -
which has also led to a Frog in a Jar!