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129 THORPE ROAD THORPE HAMLET BEERHOUSE - later FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1998
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/3 (1867-1953)
ARNOLD & WYATT  
ZACHARIAH BRIGHT by 1873
ARNOLD (St. Margarets Brewery) 1880
STEWARD & PATTESON Purchased 27.10.1903 for £1450
WATNEY MANN  
COURAGE from 16.02.1972
DEREK LEONARD of Reepham 1997
Licensees :
ZACHARIAH  BRIGHT 1857 - 1859
...... HOWARD 26.09.1859
ZACHARIAH BRIGHT 1861
ROBERT BURTON by 09.1862
Full licence granted 25.08.1863
ZACHARIAH BRIGHT 11.10.1869
JOSEPH KING 29.09.1880
NEHEMIAH DRAPER 24.03.1882
MARY ANN DRAPER 10.10.1892
ARTHUR CHRISTMAS ROBINSON 22.11.1892
WILLIAM HOWARD 08.05.1894
THOMAS MORLEY
(S&P note - took to drink, given notice)
10.05.1898
THOMAS ALLSOPP 09.05.1911
ALFRED DEARY 18.07.1916
Convicted 26.05.1927 of selling out of hours.
Fine £5 or 1 month in detention.
HARRY SAMUEL BARKER 04.10.1927
HAROLD WARD FOLKARD 16.10.1934
MATTHEW O'MAHONY 28.08.1951
JAMES GEORGE MERRETT 12.02.1957
DAVID GEORGE WALTER 04.10.1979
DOROTHY McCAFFREY 19.10.1982
OWEN McCAFFREY 16.05.1989
ANTHONY VICTOR HICKS 11.12.1990
PETER JOHN CULLIS 09.07.1991
DEREK WILLIAM EDWARD LEONARD 17.08.1993

The Redan - c1987
c1987


Named originally the HERO OF REDAN,
after Sir Charles Ashe Windham - of Felbrigg.
As Major Charles Windham he had led the attack in 1855 against the Redan at Sebastopol

Zacharaia Bright applied for a new (full) licence 1st September 1857 - it was refused.

Robert Burton applied for a new (full) licence 19th August 1862 - it was refused.

On 25th August 1863 a new licence was issued, backed by a number of highly respectable persons residing locally.

On the night of Thursday 5th November 1863, Mrs. Burton was proceeding towards her house at about a quarter past six.
A short distance past the COACH & HORSES, she was seized by a man who threw her against a fence and attempted to get at her pocket.
She cried out `Murder' and the assailant attempted to throttle her, but her cries were heard and as assistance arrived, the man ran away.
Armed with a description of the fellow, the police anticipate an arrest.

Closed c1989.
Reopened May 1997.

`Use it or loose it' sign seen outside August 1998
Closed October 1998.

Reopened as the Canton Chinese Restaurant


  The Norwich Pub Survey of 1986, compiled by the Norwich Society, in association with Norwich City Council, assessed the house:-  
 
Approx date of building Listed Quality Pre-war fittings surviving
External Internal
1874 No 7 6 Yes
Two bar rooms with small lobby between. Sliding doors to both rooms.
Left-hand room once the waiting room for the tram terminus. No bar counter and furnished in the manner of a waiting room.
Right-hand room is long and narrow with single, long, wood veneered bar counter.
High papered ceiling. Matchboarding to dado level and embossed wallpaper above to picture rail.
A largely untouched late 19th C local.