||1845 - 1846
Age 53 in 1851
|1850 - 1851
excavator & publican
( Thomas Edward Newby 1865 & 1869 )
|1863 - 1869
Fined 20s plus costs for assault - see opposite.
Age 45 in 1871
( sailor 1881 )
|THOMAS POTTER KIRKBY
|Fine of £5 plus
9/- costs imposed 21.05.1883 for breach of Section 13 of the 1872 Licensing Act.
|ROBERT JOHN BATTERBEE
|BENJAMIN ROBERT TUFFS
( According to Petty Sessions Report )
( According to Kelly )
|WALTER HENRY PEARMAN
Mentioned from 1728.
John Harris appeared before the Court of Relief of Insolvent Debtors on
16th March 1837. Then described as formerly innkeeper at Kings Lynn,
afterwards lodging at the Lamb Inn, Norwich, unemployed and late of
Stoke Holy Cross, unemployed.
Thomas New was charged with assaulting Robert Brooks who had entered the
Horse & Groom upon hearing cries of murder coming from within.
New was fined 20s and expenses. ( As reported 2nd April 1864 )
Address given as 2 Chapel Street in 1891.
Referred for Compensation 08.02.1909
Licence refused at Compensation Authority meetings of 21st and 23rd
June 1909. Reported as an alehouse, owned by Hogge & Seppings and run by
licensee William Sellis.
At the Compensation Meeting of Wednesday 22nd December 1909 it was stated
that trade was :-
Beer, 82 5/8 barrels at 10/- ( For 10 years = £413 )
Mineral waters £130
Rent £12 at 18 years
Depreciation of fixtures £11
Giving a total 10 year value of £770
Value of property without licence was £231 ( Agreed with valuer )
Total claim was £539
For the brewers, Mr Maule said that trade had increased very much, as they
had a very popular tenant.
The valuer, Mr Miles, said that converting the house to a private dwelling
would cost £35 and the rent would be £17/15/-.
The committee offered £500, which was accepted with 10% going to the tenant.
At the licensing session of Monday 7th March it was reported that William
Sillis was the licence holder and it was hoped that the magistrates would
allow Mr Sillis to take on the licence of the Anchor of Hope. It was the
intention of brewers Hogge & Seppings to close the Horse & Groom as soon as
the tenant could be transferred. It was stated that the Horse & Groom could
be closed within a day or two of the move. The application was granted.
Licensee William Sellis was at the
HOPE by 14th March 1910 but on the 7th March 1910 one Edward
Payne had been ejected from the Horse & Groom for throwing beer over Mrs
Sellis and for using bad language. Payne later returned and kicked the
shutters and then deliberately broke a window. Appearing before the
magistrates Payne had expressed sorrow for the damage caused. A conviction
of using obscene language had been his only previous misdemeanour, for which
he had been fined 5 shillings. For his latest offence he was required to pay
expenses of 8/6d for the window and a fine of 5/- with 6d costs.
Licence extinct 07.06.1910
Property sold after closure for £275.