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  NORTH ERPINGHAM HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 13.06.1957
NORTH ERPINGHAM LICENCE REGISTER PS 24/6/1 & PS 24/9/2 (1872 - 1969)
COLTISHALL BREWERY Lot No. 83 in sale of Coltishall Brewery 14th to 17th September 1841 (£660)
WEYBOURNE BREWERY Conveyed by William Johnson Jennis Bolding 11th October 1897 to S&P
STEWARD & PATTESON to closure 1957 - Licence held by S&P - (Not renewed 1964)
Licensees :
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JAMES WOODS 1829
JOHN PEARCE
age 60 in 1851
1836 - 1851
SAMUEL CHAPMAN 1854 - 1858
ROBERT PIKE 1863 - 1865
HANNAH PYKE (Pike) here 03.1866
ROBERT PEART
& bricklayer
Age 31 in 1871
1868 to 1884
Fine of £5 on Monday 22nd August 1870 for drawing beer on the third Aldborough Fair day.
JOHN WRIGHT 07.01.1884
ROBERT TURNER
Retired from Navy - age 49 in 1871
10.11. 1890
ELIZA TURNER 31.07.1893
ROBERT WILLIAM TICE 01.07.1895
Fine 6/- plus 4/- costs for permitting drunkenness 14.05.1900
JOHN WILLIAM TICE 13.08.1900
FREDERICK ARTHUR MALLETT 22.08.1910
EDWARD JOHN HARRISON 13.10.1913
HARRIETT ANN HARRISON 01.07.1918
EDWARD JOHN HARRISON 06.10.1919
BENJAMIN EMERY FARROW 15.06.1931
REGINALD NORMAN FEEK
Brewery representative
13.06.1957


The licence register gives date of acquisition by S&P as 25.10.1897.
(Lease ?)


In S&P trust deed as being purchased 03.08.1929, along with 11 other houses, for a total sum of £17,820.

Damaged by enemy action 08.09.1941

22¼ barrels of beer sold in final year of trading.

In 1986 the house was reported to still have the original stone floors and a `spin wheel' mounted in the ceiling.


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
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From Mr H Davey, 2007         (CH B1-3-19a)

RJJ: But you had stepdancing in the bar sometimes?

HD:     Yes, yes. 'Cause the old bar place; the floor was covered with rather large flagstones, and two of them would be dancing, and they'd pass each other in the middle, and there'd be sparks coming off their hobnailed boots. Off these hard floor flags. One who came from Sustead was called 'Corns' and another one was Davey Turner. And one or two others would attempt to take part, but they're the two chief stars.

HD:    Well, you probably know, during the war, most nights there were German aircraft over, looking for the many aerodromes. Or even waiting for our planes returning. But every so often the windows and doors would shake; of course some bombs would drop somewhere round about. And one night, I think I was in bed because of a bit of a cold, and this would be around 10 o'clock, and we could hear these drones. Sometimes you could tell whether they were ours or theirs by the sound of the engines. And there was terrific explosions, so I paused, and there was an even bigger one, and the tiles and the windows flew out, and the doors flew open. The ceilings came down on me in bed, and I got up and ran downstairs over all this ceiling rubble and broken tiles and things, and I got down near the bar, and there was a huge coal fire in there, and the bomb had taken part of the chimney breast off, and the soot come down, and lots of people were hidin' under the tables; and they come out from under there and they were all as black as night!

Davey Turner, he was then on his way out to see about the first lot when the door blew in, and the old Suffolk latch pierced his hand and whoever dealt with it had to get his hand off this thing, with this iron part of that latch stuck in it. Another woman, she got cut by flying glass. We had an Air Raid Warden; he was the local harness-maker but unfortunately he was almost completely deaf, but of course he heard this one. And he came out and was sort of wandering about and really didn't take part in helping matters, but quite often he would be about and say, 'Is there something about,' if there was a slight vibration or windows rattling.