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ALMA TAVERN NORWICH A index
92 POTTERGATE STREET
COW HILL
St GILES FULL LICENCE See MICAWBERS
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 & PS 1/8/2 ( 1867 to 1925)
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
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REBECCA BUSH 1856 -  * 1861
EDWARD NICHOLS
( Also as Nicholls )
1864 - 1865
EDWARD CHAMBERS by 1867
FRANCIS LONERGAN 05.05.1868
WILLIAM JOHN COOPER 02.07.1869
JAMES CARTER 28.03.1876
RICHARD SKIPPER 27.09.1876
Convicted 12.04.1877 for selling out of hours.
Fine 5/- plus 18/6d costs or 7 days
WILLIAM KING 27.04.1880
JOHN HUTCHINSON JONES 25.03.1890
JOHN JOSEPH PAPPS 10.10.1891
ELIZA PAPPS 03.01.1893
ALBERT JAMES DIXON
( Left owing to a betting case )
13.02.1894
GEORGE ANTHONY WEBSTER 07.10.1913
ADELAIDE WEBSTER 11.02.1915
GEORGE ANTHONY WEBSTER 13.05.1919 ( ? )
WILLIAM ERNEST LAND 06.04.1926
MARIA MARTHA LAND 12.06.1926
Convicted 11.01.1943 for selling out of hours.
Fine £5
JESSIE AGNES LAND 07.04.1952


House originates from 1772 and formerly named the DUKE OF YORK.

The ALMA from c1856 to closure 1975.
( Lord Raglan is credited with a victory over the Russian forces at the Alma in 1854, during the Crimean War ).

Damaged by enemy action 27/29.04.1942.

Licensee Miss Agnes Land ( 63 ) and brother William Land ( 61 ) were advised by Watney Mann ( East Anglia ) Ltd that the house was to close October 14th 1970.
( From an article in the Eastern Daily Press 21.07.1970 )
Watneys records contradict this and give 15th October 1975 as the date of closure.

Reopened 1977 as MICAWBERS TAVERN