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15 SOUTHTOWN ROAD St. ANDREWS  WARD FULL LICENCE   CLOSED 2005
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 ( February 1903 - February 1953 ) & PS 18/14/2&3 ( 1953 - 1980 )
MORGANS   
TRUST HOUSES Ltd Leased from some time after 1928 ( by 1934 ).
BULLARDS by 1962
WATNEY MANN ( Anglia Taverns by 1967 )
 
Licensees :
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GEORGE S. SMITH
As given March 1862
25.03.1862
EDWARD SMITH
& corn merchant
1863 - 1864
HENRY CRANE 1865
Monday 4th December 1865 - Fine of 5s for having house open at prohibited hours.
GEORGE FRANCIS CRANE 1868 - 1869
HENRY P CRANE 1872
GEORGE FRANCIS CRANE 1875 - 1879
WILLIAM BERKLEY 1881
WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BERKLEY 1883 - 1886
WILLIAM ARTHUR DICKER 1888 - 1894
CHARLES HAMMOND 1896
Mrs MARY ANN WOODS by 1900
FRANCIS JOHN JESSOP JOY 16.04.1915
MARY ELEANOR JOY 31.05.1921
ROBERT NORMAN SHORE 20.09.1921
ARTHUR GEORGE HAMMOND HUNT 07.04.1931
THOMAS HAMILTON DENNY 28.12.1932
GERALD GLANFIELD BOYCE 24.08.1954
( Trust Houses Ltd ) (1955 & 1959)
HAROLD DAVY SEMMENCE 01.11.1960
............ SHARP-BRASH (manager ?) c1962
EDWARD KENDLE THACKERY 23.07.1963
LESLEY & GERTRUDE CAROLINE LEE (managers) c1964/5
WYN & WILLIAM ALFRED JAMES STANTON 09.02.1968
NORMAN GOODE 11.12.1969
ERIC WILLIAM LEGGE (?) 10.12.1970
WILLIAM ALFRED JAMES STANTON 25.05.1971
COLIN ERNEST HOWES 08.02.1974
KEITH LIONEL PAWSEY 19.05.1977
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c1907

Rebuilt 1910, allowing better access to Cobholm.

c1964 image provided by Vic & Mavis Johnson 09.2010
Gertrude Lee c1964/5
Image thanks to Vic & Mavis Johnson 09.2010

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For Sale by Private Contract March 1862.
Comprising upper and lower Coffee-rooms, Refreshment Bar and Parlour, Ladies' Sitting Room and 8 Bedrooms.
Water Closet, Kitchen, Scullery, Washhouse and Larder. Wine, Beer and Coal Cellars, Taproom and other Offices.
Bowling Green, Kitchen Garden, Stabling for 7 Horses, Loose Box, Chaise-house and carriage Sheds.
The whole containing 0A 2R 33P and in occupation of Mr. George S. Smith as a yearly tenant from Lady-day.

Offered For Sale by Auction 3rd July 1862.
Description as given in March of that year.

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Given as the BEAR HOTEL, High Road, Gorleston in 1871.

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Plans to turn into `Supported accommodation for the homeless' opposed November 2011.

Demolition agreed 2013.
Site of a retail business 2014.

The entrance

See page 71 of ` Gt. Yarmouth In Old Postcards ' Vol 2 Pub. 1992
& page 116 of ` Gt. Yarmouth In Old Photographs ' Pub. 1994
& page 86 of ` Gt. Yarmouth - A Second Selection ' Pub. 1996