|JOHN SMITH ( 44 )
||1854 - 1864
( died 8th February 1892 )
|MARY ANN BLYTH
|CHARLES CURTIS BLYTH
|FREDERICK JOHN BEESON
|ALBERT EDWARD TAYLOR
during 1902/3 of permitting drunkenness
Fine 20/- and 7/- costs
|GEORGE HERBERT DAWSON
|WILLIAM LIONEL ROSE
|Fine of 40/- plus
7/- costs imposed 13.04.1908 for permitting drunkenness
First found in the 1850 Register of Licensed Houses.
Address given as 2 Chapel Street in
Referred for Compensation 08.02.1909
Licence refused at Compensation Authority meetings of 21st and 23rd
June 1909. Reported as an alehouse, owned by Richard Ludwigg Bagge and run by
licensee John Smith.
The licence of the Lamb had been deferred for compensation, and so bidding
for the house started at a mere £150 and slowly rose to £220 at which point
it was withdrawn from sale.
At the Compensation Meeting of Wednesday 22nd December 1909 it was stated
that trade was :-
Beer, 157 barrels at 10/- ( For 10 years = £785 )
Bottled beer, 60 dozen at 6d ( £15)
Spirits 30 gallons at 4/- ( £60 )
Minerals 275½ dozen a year at 6d ( £68/17/6 )
Rent £10 at 18 years
Giving a total 10 year value of £1108/17/6
Value of property without licence was £120
Total claim was £988/17/6
The valuer, Mr Miles, said that converting the house to a private dwelling
would cost £24 and the rent would be £9/12/-.
The committee offered £900, which was accepted with 10% going to the tenant.
Licence extinct 07.06.1910
Stood opposite the Gas Works
The first page of the accounts book
of Charles Curtis Blyth - dated October 17th 1892
Image thanks to Roger Holmes
Mild being greatest seller costing the landlord £1/11s a firkin
( 72 pints )
17 firkins were supplied between October 17th and November 23rd
Only 36 pints of Stout were supplied in the same period.
( at the total cost price of £1/5s )
Whisky, Rum and Brandy accounted for other sales.