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KINGS HEAD ERPINGHAM Index
COMMON ROAD SOUTH ERPINGHAM HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 02.1963
SOUTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 2/5/1 & PS 2/5/2 (3 Feb 1925 to 1975)
MORGANS to 1961
BULLARDS 01.10.1961
Licensees :
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GEORGE HOLLAND
age 69 in 1851
& farmer
(Died Q1 1855)
1836 - 1851
JOSEPH AMIS
& shoemaker
(Joseph Amies 1856)
(Died Q1 1860)
1854 - 1856
JOHN FROSTICK AMIS
Died Q1 1859
1858 - 1859
Mrs ANN F. AMIS
Age 43 in 1861
1861 - 1865
ROBERT JOHN WORTLEY
(Died Q4 1893 - age 54)
1868 - 1877
Fine of £5 August 1870 - see opposite
THOMAS CARTER
Died Q4 1886 ?
1879 - 1884
JOHN ROWE 24.06.1884 - 1888
JAMES FISK
Age 42 in 1891
Died Q2 1891
1890 - 1891
Mrs ELIZA FISK 1892 - 1896
DAVID HOWARD 1900 - 1904
Mrs EMMA HOWARD
(Died June 1920 - age 74)
1908 - 1912
GEORGE LEEVES 1915 - 1916
ROBERT BANE
Died June 1918 - age 62
12.02.1918
Mrs HARRIETT BANE widow
(application made 18.06.1918)
(Died September 1931 - 75)
13.08.1918
THOMAS BUGDEN 15.02.1920
ROBERT ALFRED GREEN 13.04.1926
FRANK HENRY RACE 09.11.1926
WILLIAM THOMAS RICHES 14.02.1928
ARCHIE WILLIAM WRIGHT 05.10.1948
ARTHUR J PAYNE 03.06.1958
to closure



c1912

Not shown on enclosure map of 1824
but is on Ordnance Survey map of 1838.

Described on 1839 Tithe map as `Bar, Shop &c'.

On Saturday 27th August 1870 it was reported that Mr. Wortley of Erpingham had been fined £5 for drawing beer on the third day of the Aldborough Fair. What is strange is the reported name of the house - the COCK & MAVIS. (Mavis being once a popular name for the song thrush)
(The licensees of the BULL at Thurgarton and the BLACK BOYS at Aldborough also suffered the same fate.)

Mr. Wortley is named at the KINGS HEAD in 1868, 1869, 1872, 1875 and 1877 so was the COCK & MAVIS a very short lived name or mistaken reporting?

Morgans sales for 1960 :-
Barrels of beer - 84
Spirits - 8

Closure agreed at First Joint Committee Meeting of Bullards and S&P 29th May 1962 - sales given at meeting as 60 barrels of beer.
The licensee was said to be aged 39 and to have been a tenant for 3 to 4 years.

(Note Bullards record states closed before October 1961)

Closed 14th February 1963 according to
Licence Register.

Sold & de-licensed

Became the ARK restaurant.

 

  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 Mrs Marian Daniels, Erpingham, 2004        (CH B1-3-13a)

My parents, Archie and Ivy Wright were tenants at the King's Head, Erpingham. We moved there in 1948. All the twelve years we were there Sat and Sun evenings George Craske would bike over from Sustead and bring his accordion. Also a chap called Albert would play the piano. He was a coalman and my mother had to clean the white keys as they were black when he finished playing.

My Uncle Jack Davies, a Cromer fisherman, and his son, my cousin Richard, would step dance, also myself, my father, and Jimmy Crane. Everybody used to get up and dance.

My mother would be up and down the cellar steps serving. There was no counter. She would be singing all the old songs. Titch and Charlie Lambert, uncle and nephew, loved to dance. If they couldn't get a partner they would dance together. It is such a shame these wonderful evenings are no more.'