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St. NICHOLAS  WARD FULL LICENCE -
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 )
WYMONDHAM BREWERY Conveyed to Morgans 11.05.1894
MORGANS   
BULLARDS    
WATNEY MANN      
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Licensees :
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JOHN SYMONDS 1818 - 1844
JOHN FRANKLIN
Died suddenly Friday 25th June 1847
1845 - 1847
Mrs EVADNE FRANKLIN 1847 - 1850
PARKER BRADSTREET
age 37 in 1851
1850  - 1854
JOHN BARTRAM 1856 - 1869
Wednesday 24th August 1870 - Fine of £5 for selling ale and spirits without a licence.
See opposite.
WILLIAM BALLS 1869
JOHN H. BLY
& ironmonger
1871
JOHN KEEBLE
( also as Keable )
1879 - 1883
JOHN BARTRAM 1888
WILLIAM THOMAS BLYTH 1890
ERNEST ALBERT HUNTER by 1892
JAMES BENJAMIN GIBBS 20.10.1909
WALTER STONE 05.01.1917
PERCY OWEN STONE 07.04.1931
HAROLD DAVEY SEMMENCE 26.08.1941
WILLIAM GEORGE GREEN 24.10.1944
STANLEY JAMES WOOLSEY
( As Captain S. J. Woolsey 1955 )
06.04.1948
WILLIAM ALBERT BELLAMY 13.10.1958
CHARLES ARTHUR LEONARD COOPER 07.12.1964
RONALD HUTCHINSON 06.04.1966
RONALD EDMUND COOKE 09.02.1968
DORIS M COOKE 09.09.1971
JEAN & GORDON FREDERICK JAMES 09.12.1971


Mr. J. Symonds announced 15th May 1819 that he had been impressed with a grateful sense of past favours and wished to acknowledge the liberal support his numerous Friends had given him in the previous season and advised them that no expense had been spared in improving the Gardens which were now open for their inspection.
He had also furnished himself with a large stock of most excellent Porter, Ales and Spirits and hoped to retain the the patronage of his last year's Friends and the Public in general, whose hours of relaxation and amusement could be cheerfully and rationally spent at his retired and highly pleasant retreat.

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The Vauxhall Gardens, Bowling Green and Inn were offered for Sale by Auction Wednesday 2nd October 1833.
The Inn consisting of a large Dining Room, two Parlours,a spacious Kitchen, Bar and several Sleeping Rooms. The adjoining Farm-house had been added to the Inn and provided a Wash-house, Dairy, other Offices, a Store-house, two Stables and a large Cow-house that could be converted into a stable for 20 horses.
The Bowling Green, featuring an Orchestra and Billiard Room, was surrounded by Arbours and the Pleasure Grounds intersected by shaded and interesting walks. A large and productive Garden being on the south side of the Green.
A piece of Meadow Land, containing 3A 2R 18P, lying on the south-west of the Bowling Green, also included.
Mr. John Symonds in occupation as a yearly tenant.

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On Friday 24th July 1840, John Symonds announced his annual show of Fruits, Flowers and Vegetables to be held at the VAUXHALL SUSPENSION BRIDGE. He is however named at the VAUXHALL GARDENS in 1844 and before.

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On Saturday 3rd July 1847 Mrs. E. E. Franklin announced that she would be carrying on the business of her late husband and that Bowling would continue every Evening as usual. Furthermore preparations were in progress for the Yarmouth Regatta Fete.

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Location as Runham in 1830 & 1883.

The VAUXHALL GARDENS 1822, 1830, 1845, 1850, 1851 & 1871.

VAUXHALL GARDENS & BOWLING GREEN 1839.

VAUXHALL TAVERN 1846, 1912 & 1925.
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To Let by Tender August 1844.
Including Licensed Inn, Stables and Outbuildings. Along with Pleasure Gardens, Bowling Green, Fruit Gardens and about 95 Acres of Marsh Land.

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During the week ending Saturday 4th April 1846, Maung-Gwud-Daus a chief of the O-Jib-Be-Way tribe of Indians, gave lectures for about an hour upon the manners and customs of his country. He was accompanied by his wife and six children and one stranger of the same tribe. A remarkably intelligent man who had been an interpreter between merchants in Canada and his own countrymen, for twenty-two years. He had also assisted the Church, Wesleyan and other Missionary Societies. The family had been several weeks in France and Belgium and had received valuable presents from the Royal Families of both countries.

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Mrs Franklin was congratulated 1st September 1849 for the ample amusement provided for her friends during the previous week. Illuminations and fireworks being extremely brilliant and the attendance very satisfactory. No expense being spared on talented vocalists and instrumentalists. The gardens, were, for the first time, brilliantly lighted with gas.

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The Churchwardens and Overseers of Gorleston were in dispute as to which parish the house was situated. They wished to raise taxes for the relief of the poor. At the hearing Wednesday 17th March 1852 it was said that the area known as Vauxhall was always conceived to be extra-parochial and never rated to the relief of the poor. Gorleston was ( then ) in Suffolk and this house was in Norfolk. Furthermore the house was not in the jurisdiction of Great Yarmouth.
At least 14 persons were called in an attempt to discover the true historical boundaries, so many that the case continued the following day. The persons appearing included Magistrates, brewer Richard Ferrier, the Yarmouth Coroner, a Sherriff's Officer, Tax Commissioners, Overseers, the Sergeant at Mace, an Attorney and several long time residents of the area.
Eventually the Jury sat for an hour and decided that the house was in Southtown, Norfolk.

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Regatta Galas were held at the ROYAL VAUXHALL GARDENS 5th and 6th August 1851.
The following year, 13th & 14th July 1852, Mr Broadstreet announced that following the unrivalled patronage he had received the previous year, the programme of events would include:-
WIDDOWS UNRIVALLED SAX-HORN BAND,
Vocalist Mrs. S. SAWFORD,
Tenor and Baritone Mr. D. WOOLLAMS,
that Old and Well Esteemed Favourite Mr. HARRY FOX the Warbling Waggoner from Middlesex,
The far-famed and much admired Comic Singer Mr. W. WARD,
At Enormous expense, those wonderful Artistes BEVAN and HIGGINS the SOUTHERN MINSTRELS,
A Full and Efficient Concert Band led by Mr. F. MERRY & a well-organised MILITARY BAND.
Thousands of variegated lamps will light the scene.
A Magnificent Display of Fireworks of the Most Gorgeous Character will conclude the Evening's Amusements.

PUBLIC REHEARSAL Monday 12th July 1852, admission 6d each, to be refunded in Refreshments.

Special trains were laid on for both Regatta Nights at 11:00pm, with the Norwich Excursion Passengers.

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At the County Petty Sessions held Wednesday 24th August 1870 Superintendant Wingfield stated that he had been served ale and gin on 15th August. It was claimed that the licence held by John Bartram was for the adjoining parishes of Southtown and Gorleston and was not valid in Runham. In spite of it being confirmed that the premises were contiguous to and formed part of property already licensed, the Bench decided on a fine of £5 and referred the case to a higher court.

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ROYAL VAUXHALL GARDENS 1856.

VAUXHALL REFRESHMENT ROOMS 1881

VAUXHALL GARDENS HOTEL 1959.

Morgans sales for 1960 were :-
252 barrels of beer.
101 ( gallons ) of spirits.