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GELDESTON
CLAVERING HUNDRED FULL LICENCE 01508 518414
FREEHOUSE First supplied by STEWARD & PATTESON from year beginning November 1845
GREEN JACK BREWERY By 2012
GRAIN BREWERY November 2018 to September 2020
Licensees :
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WILLIAM BETTS 1836
ALEXANDER GORDON
age 52 in 1851
Died Q2 1866 - age 69
*1841 - 1866
ALEXANDER GORDON jnr
(Died Q2 1914 - age 89)
*1866 - 1883
SAMUEL GORDON
(Died March 1927 - age 84)
1888 - 1908
JAMES COLMAN
Age 45 in 1911
1911 - 1916
JAMES MONEY 1922 - 1933
FRED MORRIS 1937
G M HARRISON c1939
DOROTHY ELLIS (Susan) 1950's - 1973
WALTER COE c1973
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GRAHAM HARRISON 1989
PETER KINGSTON & ROSEMARY BERNCASTLE 10.2000
COLIN SMITH 04.2005 - 05.2019
FRANK & JODIE BARRETT 02.2019


The Locks House : Today the small house shown has large extensions built to either side.
c1930

House built after 1670.

Shown on Bryant's 1826 map as LOCK Ho.

Also known as GELDESTON LOCKS HOUSE,

and as the LOCKS INN.

The Locks Inn - 30.05.1997
May 1997

Closure proposed at end of September 2020.
For Sale at £395,000
Proposal 28th September for purchase by local inhabitants and to maintain as a public house........

Reported as purchased by local group, 22nd October 2020 for £405,000.

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  Memories collected by Chris Holderness of Rig-a-Jig-Jig for the East Anglian Traditional Musical Trust.
The CH numbers refer to Chris's Archive on
eatmt.org.
 
 

From Peter Colk of Dilham, talking about his father Henry Colk. (CH B11-1-1b)

'He worked for the Great Yarmouth River Board . . . and he used to take an accordion with him everywhere he went. My sister-in-law has still got a photograph of him playing outside a pub: Geldeston Locks. An old lady called Susan from the 1950s used to run that pub and her only helper was a goose, which used to alert her to anybody coming and whatnot. Cause it's quite a remote place for a woman on her own . . . He often used to put up there on behalf of the Great Yarmouth Port and Haven Commission, and my sister-in-law has got several photographs of him playing outside in the sun.' [The landlady's real name was Dorothy Ellis as above.]


Henry Colk