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MERMAID AND FOUNTAIN NORWICH M index
BRIDGE STREET St. GEORGE COLEGATE - See TWO QUARTS
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Licensees :
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CAIN ABEL
(Mermaid & Fountain)
1842
ROBERT PEARCE
(Mermaid & Fountain)
1853
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The MERMAID 1745 / 60 ?

Cain Abel is given in the 1842 trades directory as being licensee at the MERMAID & FOUNTAIN and (at the) THREE QUARTS. The address (of two houses?) being Bridge Street, St. George's.

In 1845 he is named at the TWO QUARTS

 Robert Pearce is at the MERMAID & FOUNTAIN 1853

 

In 1853, Edward Chapman (36), labourer, was charged with assaulting licensee Robert Pearce following a game of `Tip-cat'. Chapman was fined 21s 6d, which was paid. The alternative being fourteen days in prison.
The police had orders to arrest all parties engaged in the game of `Tip-cat' and it was reported that cases were very rare.