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Balloon
17 WATERLOO ROAD St CLEMENT BEERHOUSE CLOSED 09.06.1966
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1 to 1/8/4 (1867 - 1965)
WILLIAM MARRIS from 1877 - First (on) licence 
STEWARD, PATTESON, FINCH & Co by 1890 to closure 1966
Licensees :
WILLIAM MARRIS by 1877
ROBERT BAKER 27.06.1893
JONATHAN THOMAS DAWSON
(died Q1 1908)
14.08.1893
Mrs ELIZABETH DAWSON 12.05.1908
WILLIAM DUNTHORNE 05.04.1913
EDWARD BUSH
(died Q2 1926 - age 59)
21.11.1916
MARY ANN BUSH
(died 01.11.1943)
20.07.1926
SIDNEY ALFRED FOUNTAIN 09.11.1943
to closure
The Baloon sign 1966
The sign 1966

William Marris already had a licence to sell beer, not to be drunk on the premises, when he applied for an `on' licence Tuesday 23rd August 1870.
Application refused since it would be like making a fresh house in the neighbourhood.

Seemingly gained beerhouse status before 1877 since at the Licensing Sessions, held Tuesday21st August 1877, Mr. William Maris was said to have been keeping a beerhouse for some time and was seeking to gain a full licence in order to be able to sell wines and spirits as well as beer.
Licence granted.

First licence allowing drinking on the premises granted 1877.

Address also given as New Catton.

37 barrels of beer sold in the final year of trading.