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LACON & Co  
Licensees :
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WILLIAM JOLLY 1901
WALTER BARNES by 1903
HENRIETTA BARNES 20.09.1921
Convicted 11.04.1927 of selling out of hours.
Fine 10/- or 7 days detention.
GEORGE HENRY MEDLEY 31.10.1933





Referred to Compensation 05.03.1937

Licence expired 07.01.1938.

A greengrocers by 1955.

A private dwelling by 1996.

 

In 1797 a cutter, by the name of the BLACK JOKE, conveyed a message to Admiral Adam Duncan, that the Dutch fleet had put to sea.  Duncan was fitting out his fleet at Gt. Yarmouth. 
The Dutch were at the time supporting a planned French invasion of Ireland.
The Dutch fleet was intercepted on the 11th October 1797 off the Dutch coastal village of Camperduin.
The Battle of Camperdown was fought and won with Admiral Duncan leading one line of ships and Vice-Admiral Onslow leading another.

( Thanks to Derek Taylor for the historical connection )

See p. 35 of ` Gt. Yarmouth Revisited ' pub. 1996