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19 FRIARS LANE NELSON  WARD BEERHOUSE,
later FULL LICENCE
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Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 ( February 1903 - February 1953 ) & PS 18/14/2 & PS 18/14/3  ( 1953 - 1980 )
LACON & Co  
WHITBREAD  
ADNAMS by 1986
Licensees :
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JAMES PECK * 1858 - 1865
( Full ) licence application refused Monday 27th August 1860, as were all the other applications from 24 beerhouses in Yarmouth and Gorleston.
Monday 26th November 1860 - Fine of 5s for allowing people to assemble and drink in house at illegal hours, the previous day.
Monday 1st February 1864 - Fined 12s 6d for having house open on the previous day at illegal hours.
Amount of fine due to having previously been found guilty of similar offences in 1858 and 1860.
JAMES HOWLETT
& basket maker
Age 37 in 1871
* 1869 - 1871
JOHN ROBERT DURRANT
& fish merchant
* 1879 - 1881
THOMAS CATTERMOLE * 1883 - * 1888
Mrs JANE DYBELL 1890
HENRY C SIMMONDS 1892 - 1900
AMELIA SIMMONDS 1901
DANIEL ALEXANDER by 1903
ALBERT LARN 12.01.1909
THOMAS HENRY LAKE 12.04.1912
HENRY FREDERICK FOUNTAIN 29.05.1923
MATTHEW CHARLES LARKE 13.11.1923
CHARLES THOMAS BANHAM 14.12.1937
ADMIRAL ARTHUR RICHES
( Admiral `Happy' Riches )
02.07.1940
HARRY JAMES BULLOCK 05.02.1954
CLAUDE CYRIL WALTER GREEN 05.04.1955
EDWARD CHARLES BUTTERS 06.06.1961
ARTHUR THOMAS ORR 29.05.1969
to at least 1980
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May & Happy Riches at the bar - 1950's
May & `Happy' Riches at the bar.
Image provided by John Bottomley - many thanks
The Clipper Schooner - c1986
The unique Lacons architecture.


Full licence granted 11.03.1938 by way of removal from the
FISHING BOAT, Middlegate Street.



May Riches and others at the door - 1950's
May Riches and others at the door.
`Here's health to Her Majesty'
says the sign above the door....so c1953?

 

Before the magistrates on Tuesday 30th August 1864, James Peck complained that the police had entered the private rooms of his house on the previous Sunday.
Constable Henning had been admitted to the house on Sunday morning and had left upon being told there were no customers. He however returned with constable Harman and they proceed to look through the house, including the bedrooms, they saw nobody.

Constable Harman said that it had taken Peck a considerable time to open the door on his first visit and it was subsequently reported to him that persons were hiding under the bed. Upon his second visit he saw several men coming along the quay in a drunken state and suspected they had come from the Clipper Schooner.  It was a notorious house and there had been previous complaints from neighbours.

With three previous convictions for keeping his house open at illegal hours it was ruled that the police had every right to search the entire house, even without a search warrant.
The charges brought by Peck against the police were dismissed.