( William Porter & Sons 1839 )
|1822 - 1839
||1845 - 1856
||1861 - 1864
( Died January 1903 )
|ALFRED ROBERT THROWER
|ROBERT JOHN AVIS
|STEPHEN ARTHUR THROWER
( ? )
( John Phillippo 1904 & 1906 )
|ERNEST JOHNSON BEANEY
Age 64 in 1911
Address 1858 as 68 Norfolk Street.
Also known as the HANGING CHAINS
from weighing machine apparatus which included an arm projecting over
This arm was used to lift wagons onto an adjacent steelyard.
( One use was the weighing of loads of bark on the way to Tanneries at
Gaywood). Gantry dismantled 1913 and the mechanism was subsequently removed
to the Greenland Fishery Museum
In 1883 an advertisement read :-
`ANDREW BURLEY - CARMAN
Goods carefully removed to any part with the greatest care & despatch.'
The Lynn Advertiser of 23rd January 1903 carried an
obituary for Andrew Burley...
`For 30 years the landlord of the Blue Lion, died at his
residence in Norfolk Street aged 76
The Lynn Advertiser of 30th July 1909 reported that John and Fred Pitt, sons
of the landlord had a narrow escape from being killed on the night of
Tuesday 27th July. They had gone to bed as usual on Monday night, sharing
the same bed. At 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning they were suddenly awakened by
a cracking in the roof, and before they could move, the whole roof fell upon
them. They managed to crawl from the debris with only a few small injuries.
The iron bedstead was doubled up underneath them and one of the legs had
pierced the floor. All of the furniture, bedding and pictures etc., were
damaged, and it was a long time before they could find their wearing
At the Licensing Sessions Monday 12th February 1912 Mr. A. O. Stopes,
managing director of the Colchester Brewery Co. Ltd. asked the Bench not to
close the King George in New Conduit Street, but to accept either closure of
the Shakespeare or the Blue Lion. He pointed out that since the Compensation
Act had been in operation his firm had already lost 6 out of the 19 houses
they had in Kings Lynn.
The Bench accepted the Blue Lion.
At the Sessions held 11th March 1912 the representative of Cooper brown made
no objection to the licence being referred to the Compensation Authority.
Police Sergeant Hunt stated that he had visited the premises on six
occasions since 28th February 1912 and had not found any customers in the
house. Chief Constable Payne objected to licence renewal on the grounds of
redundancy, with the Duke of Edinburgh 120 feet away, the Sandringham
Restaurant 351 feet, the Lynn Arms 350 feet and the Duke William 422 feet,
the Blue Lion was the least wanted for the neighbourhood requirements.
Licence referred to Compensation Authority.
Closure by compensation unopposed at Licensing Authority meeting Friday
21st June 1912.
Licensee name confirmed as Benjamin Pitt and Registered Owner as
Colchester Brewery Co. when licence refusal by reason of closure by
Compensation, published 23rd August 1912.
Licence extinct 24.03.1913