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SOUTH DENES
MONUMENT ROAD
NELSON WARD FULL LICENCE Became MINDERS 1984
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 ( February 1903 - February 1953 ) & PS 18/14/2 ( 1953 - 1973 ) & PS 18/14/3 ( 1973 - 1980 )
Gt. YARMOUTH CORPORATION Leased to Lacon & Co
Leased to Diver & Son by 1929 to at least 1959
BASS, RATCLIFF & GRETTON 02.10.1964 ( Leased ? )
Licensees :
JAMES SHARMAN
See below
1845 - 1846
JAMES K. LAWSON 1850
EBENEZER LAYTON 1854
JAMES SHARMAN 1856 - 1858
JOHN GARROD 1863
Mrs. L. A. GARROD 1865
JAMES NELSON SHARMAN 1865 - 1875
Monday 4th December 1865 - Fine of 10s and costs for being drunk and disorderly and for assaulting a policeman.
Fine of 20s plus costs for being open on Sunday 26th April 1868 at illegal hours. ( As Nelson Sharman )
Mrs. M. A. SHARMAN 1879
CHARLES GRIFFITH
( Monument House )
1883 - 1886
THOMAS ALBERT CROMPTON 1888
OSBOURNE Brothers
( ALFRED & HENRY OSBOURNE 1892 )
1890 - 1901
JOSEPH BASTER by 1903
SARAH ANN PHYLLIS BASTER 10.01.1908
HORACE EDWARD GOLDSMITH 16.04.1915
GEORGE PETER TATE 13.04.1917
HORACE EDWARD GOLDSMITH 03.01.1919
HECTOR GERALD HAMER 01.03.1927
PERCIVAL JOB ENTICKNAP 03.01.1930
( JOHN JAMES REILLY - Nelsons Monument - manager? ) ( 1933 & 1934 )
( FREDERICK ARTHUR LEACH - Nelson Tavern - Manager ? ) ( 1937 )
ALFRED JOHN PATEN 13.12.1938
FRANK EDWARD ROSSER 04.07.1950
JAMES FREDERICK MARSHALL 01.11.1966
DAVID WELFARE ELLIS 29.08.1968
IVOR FREDERICK HILLMAN 24.07.1969
DOUGLAS A R MEDLOCK &
ALBERT E MIDDLETON
23.05.1974
BRIAN JOHN OWEN &
NEIL ALFRED HAMMANS
25.07.1976
BRIAN JOHN OWEN &
NORMAN CHARLES READ
22.05.1980
   



Records vary as to when James Sharman was press-ganged into the Royal Navy. Whatever the date he was said to be 14 years old and then working at the WRESTLERS.

He served on HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar ( 21st October 1805 ) as an ordinary seaman and after serving on three other ships he was discharged due to ill health. He was awarded a General Service Medal with Trafalgar clasp. ( Which sold for £27,000 in 2012 )
Appointed first keeper of the Monument to Nelson, the house next to the monument became his home in 1819 and later a beerhouse.
He died 6th November 1867 age 82.

Various reports give his age at Trafalgar as either 14, 16 or `about ' 20, but if he was 82 in 1867 then he would have been born in 1785 and his age at Trafalgar would have been 20. Furthermore to have been 14 at the time of being press-ganged the year would have had to have been 1799.
The Hotel and Monument

NELSON'S HOTEL in 1846.

NELSON HOTEL in 1865.

NELSON MONUMENT
in 1892.

MONUMENT HOUSE 1883 & 1925

James K. Lawson, late Waiter at the Bear and Star Hotels, informed the public, June 1850, that he had taken the Nelson Hotel and Monument House, Denes.

Had a popular open air skittle alley.

A new building was erected 1930 further to the East.
The original house was used as offices for Erie Resistors from 1945.

Last licence for the NELSON MONUMENT was granted 05.02.1930 and removed to the NELSON TAVERN, Marine Parade South.

NELSON TAVERN 1959


MINDERS opened here June 1984.

Became WINNERS by 2006




( Percival Enticknap is also given in 1934 as the licensee of the TRAMWAY, Gorleston and the CROWN HOTEL, Gt. Yarmouth.
In 1936 he is also at the GALLON CAN ).







See p. 22 of `Gt. Yarmouth Archive Photos ' pub. 1995