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15 NORTH QUAY   St NICHOLAS WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1904
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTER Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 (February 1903 - February 1953)
(STEWARD & Co) Only supplied during the years 1843 to 1845
LACON & Co by 1903
Licensees :
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BENJAMIN HOWES 1844
JOHN LAWS 1845
CHARLES DREW 1846
MARY FUTTER
According to Slater
1850
GEORGE MASON 1854
JOHN PLANE
Age 55 in 1871
1856 - 1890
SUSANNA PLANE
Age 72
1891
WILLIAM JARVIS 1892
HARRY FEEK
& baker
1896 - 1901
THOMAS QUINTON by 1903
ARTHUR GILBERT RAYNER 21.08.1903
JAMES NEWMAN 15.04.1904


6 North Quay in 1861 & 1904.
16 North Quay 1864 & 1871
14 North Quay 1883
15 North Quay 1886 and 1891

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On 2nd May 1845 to Yarmouth Suspension Bridge collapsed and some eighty persons were drowned. Some fifty bodies were recovered and taken to the NORWICH ARMS where every room was said to be full of the dead and dying. Others taken from the water went to the ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD and the SWAN. At least forty people were rescued alive. Others escaped without informing the authorities or being counted.

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In consequence of the water frolic, held on 25th July 1859, the Norwich Arms was open until between two and three o'clock in the morning of 26th July and a great number of persons assembled therein. William Smith and his wife Elizabeth were among those present and began to abuse a Mrs Mace in most abominable language. On her remonstrating, Mr. Smith urged Mrs. Smith to attack her. Mr. Plane ordered the Smiths to depart whereupon they `ran a muck', attacking Mr. and Mrs. Mace, Mr. Plane, his wife and his daughter. Mrs. Smith seized Miss Plane by the hair and got her head between (Smith's) legs, giving that unfortunate member sundry hard knocks and bumps. She also scratched and beat Mrs. Plane. Mr. Smith took something like a `sling shot' from his pocket and struck Mr. Plane a very serious blow to his head and face. No less than five people were injured by the Smiths.
In court Wednesday 3rd August 1859 it was alleged that Mr. Mace had been in an earlier `scrimmage' and had sustained his injuries then. It was further claimed that Mrs Plane was not the most virtuous or best conducted of women.
` After a long and tiresome hearing, Mr. & Mrs. Smith were each fined £5 and in default, two month's hard labour.'

Located to the left of the NORTH TOWER, to which the licence was transferred 18th November 1904 along with that of the TOMLINSON ARMS



Demolished before 1996.

 See p. 102 of Gt. Yarmouth In Old Photographs' - pub. 1994