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TUNSTEAD & HAPPING LICENCE REGISTERS 1794 & PS 11/4/2 to PS 11/4/5 (Feb 1948 to Feb 1980)
LACON & Co To at least 29th September 1834
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS Property of John Youngs the Elder 17th March 1888
Freehold sold by Y,C&Y Partnership to Y,C&Y Company for completion 1st February 1898
BULLARDS  
WATNEY MANN  
NORWICH BREWERY  
BRENT WALKER  
UNIQUE PUB COMPANY  
Licensees :
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ROBERT WORTLEY 1794
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? 1810
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Mr. WILLIAMS 1831
WILLIAM SANDELL 1836
EDWARD SANDELL 1839 - 1842
JAMES LITTLEWOOD 1845 - 1847
SAMUEL BURRELL
age 31 in 1851
1850 - 1851
MASON BANE FENN
Age 49 in 1861
1854 - 1861
JAMES HARRISON 1863
JAMES KING 1864
ROBERT NEWTON junior
Age 37 in 1871
1865 - 1883
DANIEL CHASTENEY ENGLAND 1883 - 1896
D E ENGLAND 1897
EDWIN WILLIAM DANIEL ENGLAND 1900 - 1922
PERCY CHARLES TURNER 1925 to 1948
FRANCIS ERIC GAINES 13.12.1948
IRENE KATE GAINES 20.08.1951
IRENE KATE COOKE (remarried) undated
WILLIAM JOHN SPARKES 12.04.1954
COLIN SPENCER BAKER 30.12.1957
THOMAS WALTER BILLINGTON
& MARJORIE BILLINGTON
04.05.1959
to at least 1980
William John Sparkes is given in 1967 directory - seemingly in error - perhaps a manager?
PETER & JANE BILLINGTON to 1989
NOEL CHARLES SMITH 07.08.1989
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Kings Arms - Ludham - March 1998
March 1998


c1930

For sale by Auction Friday 28th December 1810, unless previously disposed of by Private Contract.
Complete with good kitchen, bar, two parlours, large dining room and seven sleeping rooms. Stabling for twenty horses, good brick barn, excellent bowling green, kitchen garden with pightle adjoining, in high cultivation, about half an acre.

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Offered for sale by private contract May 1831.
`Very extensive premises in good repair, comprising seven sleeping-rooms, a very spacious dining-room, two parlours, porter room, kitchen, bar, and excellent cellars, together with a good sized shop, capital brick and stone stables, coach house, barn, and other requisite outbuildings, a bowling green, and two large gardens, well planted with fruit trees &c., containing together two acres.... now under lease to Messrs. Lacon & Co for a term which will expire Michaelmas 1834.
Apply to Mr. Williams, the proprietor, or to Mr. Gilman, solicitor, Little Orford street, Norwich.'

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Offered For Sale by Auction Saturday 27th August 1831.
Messrs. Lacon and Co. were then paying £60 per annum of which £10 was covenanted for yearly repairs.

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For Sale by Auction Monday, 19th August 1839.
Then in the occupation of Mr. E. Sandell, except for two rooms next the Street, occupied by Mr. Garnham and used as a Shop and Warehouse.
A large Dining Room recently erected near the Bowling Green.

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Akll the Household Furniture, six Featherbeds, Out-door Effects, &c. of Mr. James Littlewood were to be Sold by Auction, Wednesday4th August 1847.

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Daniel Chasteney England is described in Whites 1883 directory as `Engineer, Millwright, Iron & Brass Founder and Maker and Inventor of the Patent Turbine for Fen Drainage'.

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Alterations proposed by Messrs. Youngs, Crawshay & Youngs were approved Tuesday 29th November 1904.

 

 

 

    Memories collected by Chris Holderness of Rig-a-Jig-Jig for the East Anglian Traditional Musical Trust.
The CH numbers refer to Chris's Archive on eatmt.org
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From 'Harry Cox and his Friends' by Chris Heppa     (CH B2-1-10a onwards)

Singers known to frequent the pub c1896 - 1960: Harry Cox, William 'Bullets' Miller.

This 'clique' demanded a respectful hearing, and Sam Howard recalled 'a bust up' which occurred at the King's Arms, Ludham in the 1930s, when Harry Cox and his friends walked out of the pub en masse, having been offended by interruptions from rowdy youngsters. Songs and singing were clearly a very important part of these men's lives - they took their singing seriously, cherished the songs . . . As Sam Howard described it, simply but elegantly, 'You lived in song.'