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E LACON & Co Gt. YARMOUTH L index
Lacons brewery and the delivery drays.
24.10.1994
Brewery founded 1640 by Jeffery Ward.
Acquired by Mr. Lacon 1760.

Arched gateway leading to the brewery was built in 1865.
A railway siding was built to the brewery in 1868.

Registered as Lacon & Co Ltd. April 1894.

Foundation stone of the new brewery was laid 15th June 1895.

354 tied houses.
( 50 London premises by 1850 )
( 171 pubs in Gt. Yarmouth by 1936 )

Whitbread purchased a 20% share holding in 1957.

Whitbread & Co Ltd took over 19th November 1965 at a reported purchase price of £3.2 Million.

Brewery closed February 28th 1968.

The brewery stores was the last building to survive. It was demolished in 1997 to allow a supermarket to be built on site.


E. Lacon & Co Ltd
1 & 2 Market Place

& offices built 1885 at
Row 21
Howard Street.

E. Lacon & Co.
Malthouse
Row 2
Rampart Road.
 

E. Lacon & Co Ltd
9 Church Plain
Market Place
Brewers & Wine & Spirit Merchants

Tel: No. 12 ( in 1934 )



E. Lacon & Co Ltd
Brewery
Rows 13 - 17
George Street
North Quay.

later

Rows 14 - 21
George Street.


 

 

 

 

 

 

See p. 84 of ` Gt. Yarmouth In Old Photographs ' pub 1994
See p. 19 of ` Archive photographs - Gt. Yarmouth ' pub 1995
See p. 60, 62, 63 & 81 of ` Gt. Yarmouth A Second Selection' pub 1996

 

On Wednesday 7th June 1849, two boys were charged before the Mayor, with having let off some rockets, one of which had entered a top window of Sir E. H. K. Lacon and Co.'s brewery. On a policeman going up, the floor was found just about to burst into a blaze, and had not prompt attention been paid to extinguishing it, the consequences might have been exceedingly dangerous in such valuable premises. The Mayor stated it as his opinion, that the fault of such an accident rested vastly more on the parties who sold the fireworks than the boys who bought them; and Mrs. Baldwin, who resides in Gaol-street, the vendor of these dangerous articles, was ordered before the Bench, when his Worship told her, he had the power of inflicting the fine of £5 on her, but he would give her one chance, which was that she should pay into the poor-box 5s., and allow a policeman to accompany her home, and see all her remaining stock packed-off and sent of the town within a few hours. The alternative was a £5 fine.
After much hesitation Mrs Baldwin agreed to the first proposition with very bad grace.
The boys were ordered to pay the Court fees between them.