Chronicle of 1st September 1888 reported that the licence renewal of the High Street
was opposed due to noise nuisance.
`............a number of youths were permitted and encouraged to assemble there of an
evening and allowed to have a sort of Christy Minstrel entertainment or ``free and easy
''. The singing of these boys and the noise caused by the stamping of feet was a nuisance
to the neighbours. Mr Wright (Clothier) residing at the corner of New Conduit Street, said
that the nuisance lasted up till eleven o'clock on Saturday nights and frightened his
children almost out of their lives.' The manager ( of the Coffee Tavern
) undertook to abate the nuisance and the objection was withdrawn.
The mention of New Conduit Street seems to place this house some distance away from the
house previously known as
on corner of Surrey Street and High Street (Approx 265 yards / 240 m)?
.....but another COFFEE TAVERN
has not been
located in the High Street and none in the Licence Registers of this date.
At the February 1912 Licensing Sessions it was confirmed that the
held a music