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23 POTTERGATE
St. GREGORYS ALLEY
St GREGORY FULL LICENCE See BROWN DERBY
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/842 (1867 - 1965)
BULLARDS  
WATNEY MANN from 1967
COURAGE from 04.01.1972 to sale 1975
Licensees :
HENRY BLANDEN
(Morning Mail)
*1858 - 1859
Mr STORRER
`Noted Brickmaker '
see below
c1860 - 1864
Mrs MARIA STORRER 29.03.1864 - 1865
HENRY POTTER 25.03.1866
WALTER GEORGE KELF 22.06.1880
HORACE ARTHUR SMITH 05.04.1913
JAMES EDWARD RUSSENS 08.06.1915
ARTHUR CHARLES ROBINSON 10.10.1922
FREDERICK WILLIAM WHITE 11.05.1926
BERTIE BENSLEY 01.01.1929
OSBORNE WILLIAM SMITH 17.11.1936
LEONARD CECIL YOUNGS 13.02.1940
WILLIAM HENRY BARLOW 05.04.1949
EDWIN THOMAS BRAVERY 13.02.1951
ALBERT HENRY AMOS 06.04.1955
BERT CYRIL STOLWORTHY 21.07.1959
Convicted 20.05.1960 of selling to a person under 18 years and of allowing consumption by the same person.
Fine 10/- on each count.
HILDA MAY STOLWORTHY 09.06.1964
PETER RICHARD CHILCOTT 08.06.1971
ANTHONY JOHN WATERHOUSE 21.11.1972
DAVID O'FARRELL 24.07.1973
JOHN AMBROSE HAWKES 11.03.1975

 

 

On an undated broadsheet, Mr Storrey from Mousehold is credited with opening the house as the Morning Star. The Landlords of the nearby houses, (Grapes, Pigeons and Bell) all apparently complained that he was selling beer and stout too cheaply and that he would ruin the trade. Mr Storrer or Storrey was selling beer for 3d a quart and Stout for 3½d a quart.

The licence was transferred from Mr. Storrer, deceased, to Mrs Maria Storrer on Tuesday 29th March 1864.

The Morning Star by George Plunkett - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002 - shown by permission
c1936
Image by George Plunkett - shown by permission - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002


Given as the MORNING MAIL in 1859, 1869, 1908 & 1922

Henry Blanden applied for a full licence Monday 23rd August 1858 - Refused.
Mr. Blanden applied again Tuesday 30th August 1859 - again refused.

House rebuilt c1937 in distinctive style.

The Morning Star by George Plunkett - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002 - shown by permission
20.06.1938
Image by George Plunkett - shown by permission - Copyright © G.A.F.Plunkett 2002

The `City Of Norwich Plan 1945' criticised the building for being
`Incongruous in design and out of place in an ancient street'.

Renamed the BROWN DERBY 1975
Became the POTTERGATE TAVERN 1988