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KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/4 ( August 1872 to 1965 )
JAMES FIDDAMAN  
Trustees of J. Fiddaman Charles Ives & Arthur G. Dow
NICHOLLS & CAMPBELL Ltd by 1904
WORTHINGTON & Co of Burton on Trent ( After 1960 )
Licensees :
JAMES FIDDAMAN from 1852
WILLIAM NICHOLLS 07.04.1884
THOMAS CAMPBELL 08.10.1906
HERBERT WILLIAM FINBOW 07.07.1919
LESLIE HERBERT GIBSON 07.07.1947
to at least 1965
ALFRED ADAMS ( Alfie ) undated


Collins Webber Langwade at the billiard table c1925. : Image courtesy of Michael Langwade.
Collins Webber Langwade at the billiard table c1925.

At age 15 Collins Langwade entered the service of Messrs Nicholls and Campbell as a billiard marker at Fiddaman's Hotel.
He became Hotel Manager 1942 - 1955, having served in WW1

At some time he played an exhibition billiards match against Walter Inman who was a national champion of the time.

In 1953 Mr Langwade said of trade ...''it did not compare with that of the good old days......Prices are about three times higher than they were and people just have not got the money to spend.''  Mr Langwade remembered when gin and whiskey could be had for 4d a glass and beer was 4d a pint

 

Thanks to Michael Langwade for the further information and image.



1883 price list
1883 Price list.

Formerly the WHEATSHEAF to c1870.

Also found as FIDDAMANS ARMS

Proposals to `do away with' the Club Room and Offices and erect a billiard room at the back of the premises were approved at the Petty sessions 15th May 1912.

The Fiddaman trade mark

The Fiddaman Trade Mark.

Market Day extension granted 1956

Demolished & site redeveloped by 1996