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MARINE PARADE
NELSON  WARD FULL LICENCE  
Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 & Y/CJ/32 (February 1903 - February 1953) & PS 18/14/2 (1953 - 1973)-
VICTORIA BUILDING Co.   
BODEGA Co of London W1
SLATERS & BODEGA Ltd of London - after 1928   
GRAND KERRY HOTELS after 1953
Licensees :
JAMES BALLS 1842 - 1846
JOHN PRICE 1850
ROBERT ELLIS
age 51 in 1851
1851 - 1857
SAMUEL BALLS October 1859 - 1865
JAMES ELMAR BALLS 1869 - 1871
JAMES SUTTON 1875
GEORGE FRANCIS CRANE 1881 - 1890
EUGENE JEAN MAAS (Mass?) by 1901
THOMAS COLERICK BIRD 10.07.1903
JENNIE ROGERS 13.10.1905
FANNY ELIZA KEMP 16.11.1906
JOHN WILLIAM NIGHTINGALE 11.02.1908
WALTER HOGARTH NIGHTINGALE 04.08.1911
GEORGE HENRY AUGUSTUS VICK 26.09.1913
Convicted 28.02.1918 of selling out of hours.
fine 20/- or 14 days detention.
VICTOR HENRY NORMAN 10.11.1925
DAVID HENRY BEARDON 20.07.1926
WILLIAM ARTHUR BLAKE 09.02.1945
GEORGE RAYMOND SOMMERVILLE 06.12.1955
ALFRED ERNEST COLLINS 12.06.1956
STEWARD JACKSON WICKS 19.04.1960
ALFRED JOHN CASTLETON 17.12.1963
JOHN ROGER AZANCOT 05.04.1966
RAYMOND KERRY DeCOURCEY 01.11.1966


Opened 23rd June 1842.

James Balls announced April 1842, that the Hotel had been erected under the Patronage of the Lord Lieutenant and under the principal Nobility and Gentry of the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Situation was unrivalled and possessed the advantages of a Magnificent Terrace and commanding one of the finest and most varied Sea Views in the World.
The Coffee Room would be arranged on the plan of a London Club.
Charges would be at a moderate scale and No Gratuities were allowed to Servants.
Mr. Balls would also continue at his House in St. James's Square, London.

At a meeting held Wednesday 20th July 1842, chaired by the Mayor, Sir E. H. K. Lacon, Bart, it was decided to establish Shampooing Baths, similar to those installed at Brighton. It was agreed to raise the necessary capital of £2,600 in shares of 50/- each and the Victoria Company allotted a portion of ground for the object. The architect estimated that the annual profit would be 12 per cent.

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First General Meeting of the Proprietors of the Yarmouth and Norwich Railway Company, held in pursuance of the Act of Incorporation, held here 5th August 1842.
The motions that the Seal of the Company be affixed to the Register of Proprietors and that the Report of the Directors be received and adopted were both moved by John Edward Lacon Esq., and seconded by John Norgate Esq.
John Edward Lacon was elected as treasurer to the Company.
This measure had been moved by Sir E. H. K. Lacon, Bart., and seconded by Major Lawrence, and carried unanimously.

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Address as Regents Quadrant in 1846.
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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.
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Robert Ellis announced November 1857 that he intended to reduce his charges considerably, during the Winter Months.
Families and Single Gentlemen Boarded by the Week with no charge for Private Rooms.

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Samuel Balls announced July 1859 and again October 1859, that he had taken the lease of the VICTORIA HOTEL. Having been thoroughly renovated and handsomely furnished ... the house was equal to any in the Kingdom.
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Samuel Balls regularly announced from at least 3rd August to 14th September 1861 that :-
` In returning thanks for the liberal patronage that he has hitherto received, respectfully informs the nobility, Clergy, Gentry and Public that his house has been thoroughly renovated, the Cellars have been stocked with the choicest Wines, and no expense has been spared to render the Hotel equal to any in the Kingdom, and fit for the reception of families of the highest distinction, whilst the charge will be on a moderate scale. Great attention will be paid to a quick and ready attendance.
There is a commodious Coffee-room and also a detached Smoking-Room.
Flys wait the arrival of every train, Carriages and Horses are at the Establishment and Private Stabling, with Lock-up Coach-houses can be had, with suitable rooms for servants.'

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South Beach, opposite Wellington Pier 1888.


Marine Parade 1925.

Renamed the CARLTON HOTEL, 1-5 Kimberley Terrace in 1954.
(Upon being sold for £24,000).

(But always appears in the licence registers as VICTORIA HOTEL)