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Crystal Palace
19 - 23 GOLDEN BALL STREET St MICHAEL AT THORN FULL LICENCE
(restricted)
Licence dropped 1913
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/2 (1867 - 1925)
GEORGE WATSON First licence issued 1894
YOUNGS & Co to 1913
Licensees :
GEORGE WATSON 1894
JOHN HEWSON
(Crystal Hotel)
1898
FREDERICK WILLIAM BALDING to 10.1901
HENRY DYBALL ABBOTT to 02.1902
ROBERT HILL BIRD
(Died 1937, then at Maidenhead)
from 02.1902
ALFRED JOHN ALTARS from 01.1904
SIDNEY S. WOLLESTONE 1908
JAMES WILFRED GILES 1912

A dance licence was granted to Robert Bird October 1902.


In 1856 & 1857 George Jeffries, gunmaker, gives his address as Golden Ball Street, opposite the CRYSTAL PALACE.

9th February 1861 - The CRYSTAL PALACE CIRCUS continues to be well patronised. The equestrianism is of a high order, the clowns have a fund of wit and humour and the acrobatic feats of the Zeleski family are exceedingly clever. Upwards of 1200 school children attended on Wednesday and their approval was shown by their excitement and continual cheering, which was rather deafening......

On Thursday 9th May 1861, the premises, known as the CRYSTAL PALACE and lately erected by Mr. Emidy as a Circus, on Golden Ball Street, was to be auctioned together with several thousand feet of Oak, Elm, Walnut, Willow, Poplar and Chestnut Planks.

This was a wedge shaped building on the corner of Golden Ball Street and Rising Sun Lane.

Became the MUSEUM CAFE.
The MUSEUM HOTEL by 1894, when the licences
of the GREEN DRAGON and the RED HOUSE were given up on grant of new licence for this house.
Became the CRYSTAL HOTEL by 1898 but soon back to the MUSEUM HOTEL.
John Hewson, formerly of Hull, applied for a music and singing licence 22nd August 1898. His neighbour, Mrs Goulder strongly opposed the application. The Bench decided against the application and ruled that the existing licence would apply to Friday evenings only,

Note that a stipulation of the licence granted in 1898 was that no part of the building could be used as a drinking bar.

However the Norwich Mercury of 20th January 1904
carried the TO LET notice by Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs Ltd....
`With early possession.... Fitted throughout with every modern convenience,
Banqueting Hall, Dining-rooms, spacious and well equipped bar.
Electric lighting and bells.
Licensed for Music, Singing and Dancing'

Licence dropped 29.11.1913.

Site of the first Norwich City FC Social Club in 1922