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BER STREET St. JOHN SEPULCHRE FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1871
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTER PS 1/8/1   (1867 - 1894)
STEWARD & Co First supplied year commencing November 1838. Still being supplied by Steward & Co in 1848.
FREE TRADE As advertised 1853
BULLARDS by 1864 ?
Licensees :
JAMES PAGE 1830 - 1836
FRANCES PAGE
(Mrs Page & Son 1841)
1839 - 1841
WILLIAM BALES 1842
WILLIAM RINGER 1845
JOHN EDWARD BARNES 1846 - 1854
ROBERT SHEIKEL junior
(Shickle 1859)
1856 - 1859
ROBERT WOODHOUSE 1861
JOHN NICHOLS 1864
THOMAS EDWARD THORPE
& bird dealer
& cow keeper
24.06.1864

Also listed as the NEW GREYHOUND. (1830)

Greyhound Yard stood between numbers 102 and 104 Ber Street.
Stood opposite the Bulls Head (later Dart, then Horse & Dray)

Leasehold owned by Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co as recorded in Trust Deeds dated 1837 to 1851.

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For sale by auction Friday 9th October 1835, including Bowling Green and Pleasure Gardens.
Comprising large parlour, club room, roomy bar, tap room, six bed rooms, extensive cellars, bottling house, stabling for 50 horses, play-ground and convenient outbuildings attached.
Gardens of upwards of three-quarters of an acre with a well-frequented Bowling Green, two spacious drinking rooms and delightful and extensive views of Thorpe, Whitlingham and surrounding country.

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It was announced 1st August 1840 that Mr. Page had engaged that elegant tight rope walker, Monsieur Plege to perform during Assize Week.

In July 1841 the celebrated rope dancer, Monsieur Plegs, nightly appeared, astonishing and amusing a numerous audience.

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Advertised to let April 1842 - A Desirable Property commanding from its Situation, a most delightful View of the picturesque Village of Thorpe and of its Groves, Meadows and the River Yare, Doing extensive trade in Beer, Wine and Spirits and with Stables for upward of 50 Horses. The Gardens being celebrated for many years and a favourite resort in the season. The House having the advantage of being supplied with Messrs. Truman, Hanbury, Buxton and Co.'s London Porter.
Apply to Messrs. Steward, Patteson, Finch & Co, Brewers, Norwich.

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To Let with Immediate Possession, 11th October 1846.

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Advertised To Let 24th September 1853 - Free of Brewer or Spirit Merchant.

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Advertised To Let 29th April 1854 with immediate possession. Including Stables, Bowling Green and attached Pleasure Gardens.

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Robert Woodhouse advised 15th June 1861 that he had become the Proprietor of the Greyhound Inn, Bowling Green and Gardens.
He would provide Chops and Steaks at the shortest notice.

On the night of Thursday 29th August 1861, a fire broke out in a closet in the club room. The landlord's son had been in the closet with a lighted candle and it was assumed that he had accidentally set fire to papers within. Members of the fire brigade attended with some hose reels, but the fire was extinguished with a few buckets of water. Whilst the fire was burning, somebody stole £7 or £8 from one of the rooms.

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Licensee Thomas Thorpe is mentioned in Bullards records as taking over the licence of the GREYHOUND in 1864.
On Tuesday 26th January 1869, shoemaker James Holmes was found guilty of assault on Thomas Thorpe. On 29th December a concert had been held at the public-house and Holmes and two others attempted to enter the house at a late hour as Thorpe was cleaning up. They were ejected but they again entered the Porter Room where two of the men held Thorpe and Holmes broke an earthenware pot about his head. Finding it to be a very brutal assault, Holmes was sentenced to two months' imprisonment and in default of paying costs, an extra two week's.

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Given as the GREYHOUND PLEASURE GARDENS in 1868 & 1869