Windsor Road previously called Laudanum Lane.
Address as 5 Windsor Road in 1861
& 14 Windsor Road in 1891
At the Petty Sessions of 12th January 1903,
before the Mayor, A Dodman, C W Croad, A Ream, W S V Miles,
F S Thaw and G Bristow..........
Mr Wilkin applied for transfer of the licence of the Live & Let Live
James Crisp to R W Medlock who he said had a most exceptional character
from the Mayor of Newbury, several influential townspeople, and a firm in
that town with whom he had been for many years. Chief Constable Payne said
that the superintendant of police in Newbury had written to him that he
knew Medlock as a steady and respectable man. He ( Mr Payne ) thought,
however that he should tell the Bench of an anonymous communication he had
received stating that Mr Medlock would not have applied for a licence in
Mr Ware's time.
There was a conviction against him in 1883. In answer to Mr Wilkin, Mr
Payne said that in 1885 Medlock was charged with malicious wounding, but
the case was dismissed; and in 1883 he was convicted on a charge of
violent assault. Mr Wilkin said he thought it unfair that charges of 20
years ago should be brought up, and he hoped they would not be taken into
account. Mr Payne said he considered it his duty to put all the facts
before the Bench.
After consideration in private the transfer was granted.
The Lynn Advertiser of 23rd January 1903 reported of the
farewell dinner given at the St James Rooms on Friday 16th January
for James Crisp. 124 friends and customers from the Live & Let Live
the occasion of his retirement. Mr Crisp reminded the assembly that
business at the
house had been carried out by his father and himself for nearly 52 years.
His father being in control for over 23 years.
He had sat down to 51 Christmas dinners at the house.
He proposed a toast to the health of the new tenant, Mr Medlock.