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BLACK LION BREWERY HOUSE CROWN INN
FARRIERS ARMS GEORGE & DRAGON GREYHOUND
HORSE SHOE KINGS ARMS LAMB INN
LORD NELSON SUN INN SWAN
UNCONFIRMED BIRCHAM & SONS UNLOCATED
     
 
See also
KERDISTON WHITWELL
 

 

See ``Fifteen Locals '' by Joyce Cox for further information.
Extracts used with permission.
     
  Reepham - Described in December 1792 as being ` a populous and genteel town, with a good neighbourhood.'
 
 

Licensee John Colls of Hackford, entered the Methodist Meeting-house, during Devine Service on Sunday May 2nd 1813. He disturbed the Congregation and interrupted the preaching of the Reverend C. Cooke, by talking aloud. Mr Colls published an apology in the Norfolk Chronicle of 22nd May 1813 in return for the Reverend Cooke not pursuing prosecution and promised to pay all expenses incurred. He further promised not to repeat such actions and thanked the prosecutor for the `lenity shewn'. Unfortunately the article does not say which house Mr. Colls was running.

 
     
  On Tuesday 12th July 1814 the return of Peace was celebrated at Reepham with every demonstration of joy. The morning was ushered in with the ringing of bells and the firing of guns, &c. The town was neatly decorated with wreaths of laurel, flowers, &c. At about half after one o'clock nearly 1200 of the inhabitants of all classes of the parishes of Reepham, Kerdiston, Hackford and Whitwell sat down to an excellent dinner of roast and boiled beef and plum puddings, at eight tables, situate in the Market-place, with president and vice-president at each; and a plentiful supply of Reepham Ale. An excellent band, placed on stage in the centre of the tables, played several admired and popular tunes; many loyal and patriotic toasts were drank, and after passing the afternoon in the greatest order, unanimity and good-will, the company retired to an adjoining field, where rustic sports and excellent fireworks concluded the day. A ball at the King's Arms, on the following evening, terminated the festivity.
 
  In 1909 it was said that there were 1423 inhabitants of the four parishes, served by the eight public houses in Hackford.