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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)
YARMOUTH HOTELS Co., Ltd.   
J. W. NIGHTINGALE c1910
W. H. NIGHTINGALE & Others  
CHARLOTTE TAYLOR of Gt. Yarmouth by 1928
FREDERICK FRANCIS RAMSEY of West Cliffe on Sea
ROYAL HOTEL (Gt. Yarmouth) Ltd.    
LACON & Co 10.02.1939
TRUST HOUSES Ltd by 1955
ROYAL HOTELS, Gt Yarmouth 20.07.1972  
Licensees :
WILLIAM BIRD
age 66 in 1851
(Previously at the STAR INN)
1840 - 1854
Mrs. ELIZA SIZELAND 1854 - 1865
Mr. SMEETH
(Mentioned as late-landlord March 1867)
c1866
Mrs. JANE PORTER 1868 - 1869
JANE PARKER (Porter?) 
manager
1871
JAMES SUTTON 1872 - 1883
R SUTTON 1886
Mr FENNER
(9 Wellington Road - Royal Hotel Stables & Bar)
1886
EDWARD JULIAN HART 1888 - 1896
Yarmouth Hotels Ltd 1900
MARGARET GORDON 
manageress
1901
GEORGE WILLIAM WEBB by 1903
(J A HINTON - manager) (1904)
JOHN WILLIAM NIGHTINGALE 22.07.1910
WALTER HOGARTH NIGHTINGALE 04.08.1911
ENOCH TAYLOR 25.07.1922
DORA JOSEPHINE HUMFREY 24.07.1923
MAURICE BERSET 03.03.1925
THOMAS PATERSON TAYLOR 16.06.1925
ALBERT ERNEST LARK 15.09.1925
CHARLOTTE TAYLOR 10.11.1925
DAVID CECIL THOMAS 19.12.1933
HARRY BURGESS 10.02.1939
THOMAS HAMILTON DENNY 08.07.1947
GERALD GLANFIELD BOYCE 24.08.1954
(Trust Houses Ltd) (1955 & 1959)
PHILIP WALTER HUTCHINSON 10.12.1970
CLAUDE HERBERT TIMEWELL 11.02.1972
CLAUDE HERBERT TIMEWELL &
NORMAN GEORGE GREEN
20.07.1972
CLAUDE HERBERT TIMEWELL &
DOUGLAS WILLIAM PLUMMER
08.02.1974
CLAUDE HERBERT TIMEWELL 14.02.1975
RITA & GRAHAM DAVID JOHN ROSS 11.02.1977
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 c1930 image thanks to Bill Wells
The VAULTS BAR c1930.
A Free House selling Marstons Burton Beers, Trunch and Worthington Ales.

BIRD'S ROYAL HOTEL & POSTING HOUSE when opened 1840.

The Opening Dinner of Mr. & Mrs. Bird was advertised 9th May 1840 to be held on the 20th May 1840. Tickets 12s each.

Mr. & Mrs Bird, late of the Star Inn, announced 27th June 1840 that the Delightful Marine Residence had been completed.
Gentlemen seated in the Hotel would enjoy a Panoramic view of the Sea, with its undulating bosom studded by hundreds of vessels coasting within 300 or 400 yards of the house...........

For he 1841 Season, Mr. & Mrs. Bird provided Hot and Cold Sea Water Baths for the accommodation of visitors, whenever required.

The first `Seaside Hotel' to be built at the resort.

Visited by Charles Dickens in 1848.

According to an advertisement published 23rd November 1850 by Mr. & Mrs. Bird of the ROYAL HOTEL, with the VICTORIA HOTEL being closed, their establishment could provide Superior Accommodation at Moderate Charges.

Mrs Eliza Sizeland informed her Friends and the Public, 11th November 1854, that she had taken the Hotel and confirmed that Families, or Ladies and Gentlemen could be boarded by the week or month, very reasonably.

Partially rebuilt 1877. 100 bedrooms recorded 1934.

Closed for the duration of WWII according to a letter dated 26.07.1941.

Reopened 08.07.1947.

 

See p. 120 of `Gt. Yarmouth Archive Photos ' - pub. 1995
See p.116 of `Gt. Yarmouth Revisited ' - pub 1996