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KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/4 ( August 1872 to 1965 )
WILLIAM WIGGETT of Kings Lynn ( by 1871 )
WILLIAM HENRY BALLS of Kings Lynn ( by 1879 )
THOMAS JOHNSON SEPPINGS  
HOGGE & SEPPINGS  
Licensees :
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THOMAS HODGSON
age 51 in 1851
1850 - 1858
ETHELDREA HODGSON 1861 - 1863
ROBERT HOLMES 1864 - 1869
WILLIAM WIGGETT by 1871
DAVID BARNARD 16.10.1876
WILLIAM WIGGETT 24.03.1879
WILLIAM KING 26.06.1882
WILLIAM WIGGETT 11.10.1886
WILLIAM HENRY BALLS 15.10.1888
WILLIAM KENT 26.06.1899
HORACE KENT 12.10.1908




Address given as 12 St. James Road in 1864.

The deeds, dated 27th June 1899 were deposited at Barclays Bank 06.06.1908 as part security for a loan of £19,000.
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Late on the night of Sunday 18th September 1910, Mr & Mrs Horace Kent were awakened by their children's dog, a small fox terrier. They soon found the lower floors of the building were in flames. The dog had opened the door to the kitchen, in which it normally slept, run upstairs and had jumped onto their bed to warn them. The children were aroused and with escape down stairs impossible, they opened windows and raised alarm. Several people soon gathered and the two eldest girls, Dorothy (10) and Evelyn (8) were lowered down by using knotted sheets. The baby, Vera (2) was handed to Police sergeant Wright by Mr. Kent. Mrs Kent jumped into the arms of several people below. Mr. Kent threw the dog from the window and it unfortunately landed on the head of Police constable Beaumont, causing some damage to his helmet. Mr. Kent scrambled from the window and was caught by the policemen in the street. The Kent family were all in their night attire and a kind neighbour provided clothing. They were afterwards taken to the Fleece Inn, where Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hawkins gave them shelter, they were relatives of Mr. Kent.
The fire brigade had turned out promptly under Captain J W Shaw and third officer Chilvers. Chief Constable Payne also rushed to the scene. It was found that he kitchen was enveloped in flames and considerable draught was spreading the fire up the staircase and along the passage to bar and parlour. With much hard work the firemen were able to contain the outbreak to the rear of the premises. At the height of the blaze Police sergeant Wright obtained a ladder and entered a bed-room window in order to save the cash-box.
The cause of the outbreak was unknown. The premises were insured.

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Referred for Compensation 10th March 1919.

Licence extinct 13.01.1920