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8 PURFLEET STREET CHEQUER WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1958
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/4 (August 1872 to 1965)
ELIJAH EYRES  
Licensees :
CHARLES HERBERT HOUSE 29.07.1895
HERBERT WAKEFIELD 04.01.1897
CLARENCE VICTOR LAY 16.08.1897
HENRY MUNFORD 07.02.1898
GEORGE DEMPSEY 16.10.1899
WILLIAM HARVENT 30.06.1900
....... ? .... ?
PHILIP HENRY WAKEFIELD ........1902
ERNEST H HAWKINS
(Henry Ernest G Hawkins according to Kelly 1904)
06.04.1903
JOHN HENRY WAKEFIELD ...... ?
JOHN WILLIAM KENT
According to Kelly
1908 - 1916
NOAH CHILVERS 03.01.1916
PRISCILLA CHILVERS 13.04.1931
EDWARD WILLIAM TAYLOR 06.01.1941




Previously the ROYAL. (to at least 1820)

Named the PRINCE OF WALES 1845 - 1883

The ROYALTY c1886 - 1895

Described in Eyres documents dated 1895 as formerly the
PRINCE OF WALES, then ROYALTY (or ROYAL) , now
CENTRAL HOTEL.

Also found as 5 Purfleet Street.

Henry Hawkins applied for renewal of music licence Monday 29th February 1904. He said that he had been in the house for twelve months and enjoyed the privilege of a music licence over that period. There was a nice music room attached to the premises and ladies were not permitted entry. He did engage a young lady to play the piano when required, otherwise she worked as a barmaid. Saturday night was the busiest period and twenty to forty people may be in there. It had been an uphill struggle with the house but now he had got it right.
The Chief-constable had occasionally visited and made no complaint.
Sergeant Rayner said he had visited from time to time, the last one being on the previous Saturday night. There had been no music going on. There had however been complaints about people congregating outside the house and officers had been obliged to be attend at closing times. The Mayor overruled the request to name those who had complained.
Licence refused.

Market Day extension granted 1956

Referred for Compensation 3rd February 1958.

Licence extinct 02.12.1958