THE GUN TAVERN

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THE GUN TAVERN

Postby EWW » 07 Oct 2010, 21:28

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Landlord.

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16 BAXTERS PLAIN NEW CONDUIT WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED c1916
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/3 ( August 1872 to 1956 )
EYRES
MILLER
BENTLEY
DONALD STEWARD of Norwich
STEWARD & PATTESON
Licensees :
HENRY WELLS 1830 - 1836
JOHN SAYER 1839
GEORGE NATTRESS 1845
ROBERT CROSS 1846
WILLIS WELLS
age 30 in 1851 1851 - 1854
SAMUEL HAMPTON SMITH
& painter, glazier & paper hangar 1856 - 1858
WILLIAM LAMB 1861
JOHN HAWLEY by 1865
THOMAS NICHOLAS HOLMAN 10.08.1874
HENRY SHERWOOD 05.01.1891
WILLIAM JACKSON 25.05.1891
HORACE LACEY HOLMAN 24.08.1891
JAMES GRIFFIN 08.04.1895
FRANCIS POTTER 19.08.1895
GEORGE GRIMSON 06.01.1896
JAMES PITCHER 04.01.1897
WILLIAM RAINS 15.11.1897
JAMES STANNARD 09.04.1900
ALFRED ROBERT THROWER 29.07.1901
ROBERT WILLIAM JOHNSON 16.07.1906
DENNIS CLARKE COCKS 12.10.1908
CECIL HARRY COLLINSON 15.04.1912

Listed as the GUN in 1764.

Robson names it the CANNON 1839.

Address as Tower Street 1888 & 1892
& at New Conduit Street 1822 & 1851

Formerly the GREEN MAN according to documents dated 1895.

Referred for Compensation 07.02.1916
Sold 1916.
Licence extinct 17.02.1917

Site became Custance & Son, tailors.
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby EWW » 07 Oct 2010, 22:36

Second landlord down. Any relation spaceman.?
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby bobbiecool » 19 Jul 2011, 11:55

I bet CECIL HARRY COLLINSON will never forget the date he started as landlord. I'm sure we can all guess what happened that day...
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Stan L. » 19 Jul 2011, 20:03

Seeing the Gun mentioned - reminded me that in course of my family history enquiries I found an account of 1916 divorce proceedings that centred on this hostelry.
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby delbert » 20 Jul 2011, 09:33

?????????? :shock: do tell stan :smt006
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Postby Stan L. » 20 Jul 2011, 19:39

Providing it does not breach any Forum rules, I can post a transcript of the news item - would not wish to cause embassment to any relatives of the parties concerned.

What say you EWW?
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby EWW » 20 Jul 2011, 19:45

Go ahead Stan L its so long ago I cannot see where it will do any harm.
It looks like the case happened at the time the pub closed its doors for
the last time. Lots and lots of newspaper clippings have been posted on
here before now.
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Stan L. » 20 Jul 2011, 20:01

The News of the World being defunct - here 'tis!

Lynn Advertiser - 4 February 1916

Lynn Divorce Case


In the Divorce Court on Friday, 28th January, before Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane, Mrs. Alice Jane Wadlow petitioned for a divorce from her husband, George William Wadlow, on the ground of his desertion and misconduct. There was no defence.
Mr. G.H.W. Jones, for the petitioner, said the parties were married at the Registry Office at Lynn in May 1916, and lived together until the early part of 1907, when respondent told his wife he could not afford to keep her, and she must work for herself. She obtained a situation as schoolmistress, and from time to time applied to the respondent to make her a home. The last time she saw him in August, 1913, when she spoke to him about certain rumours that had come to her knowledge as to his association with another young woman named Mabel Collison. Petitioner insisted on having a definite reply as to whether he would give up this young woman and come back to her. He said he would write, and he did so, stating that he could not return to the petitioner, and that he had committed himself with Mabel Collison. He went away from Lynn, and as petitioner had heard nothing from him since, she started these proceedings.
Petitioner gave evidence that she married respondent on 23rd May, 1906. He was then a postman. There was one child of the marriage. When respondent told her she must earn her own living she got a situation as a teacher at Blackburn, and afterwards at Sevenoaks. Whenever she went home for holidays she asked respondent to make a home for her, and he neglected to do so. The last time she asked him was in September, 1913, and he wrote to her: "I know you will not be shocked when you receive this letter, as you already know of my infidelity. It is quite useless for us to ever think of living together again, seeing that you are aware of my connection with Mabel Collison. I have corrupted myself, and it is now up to you to cast me off as a thing of no existence. The sooner this is done, the better it will be for us both." After that he left Lynn, and went to Boston, and she got his address from his father.
Mrs. Fanny Collison, of the Gun Inn, Lynn, said respondent, George William Wadlow, came to her inn as a lodger in 1912 until May, 1913. Then there was a quarrel, and he left the inn and went to another address. Witness's daughter Mabel went with him. Mabel came back to her in September, 1913, and, noticing her condition, witness went round and saw respondent and asked him what he intended to do. He said he was out of work, but promised as soon as he got work to do his utmost to help her daughter in the expense of her illness. He left Lynn in September, 1913, just after that interview, and the child was born in November, 1913.
Mr. Jones said he had Mabel Collison there, and she was willing to be called if His Lordship desired to hear her.
His Lordship: I am afraid you must call her and ask her one question.
Miss Mabel Collison was called.
Mr. Jones: Who is the father of your child? - George Wadlow.
His Lordship then granted a decree nisi, with costs.
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby EWW » 20 Jul 2011, 20:10

The boy George was a bit of a lad by all accounts Stan :D
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Leigh » 10 May 2020, 09:14

Do you know exactly who the landlord in the photo is? Willis Wells (1821–1902) landlord of the Gun Tavern 1850-1854 was the husband of my 4th great aunt Elizabeth (née Rodwell) Wells (1819–1871) their address in the 1851 census cites their address as 43 Baxter's Plain where Willis is an innkeeper with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Emily and John McGuire, a sergeant in the army who was born in Ireland.
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Zoolandia » 11 May 2020, 12:45

Just deviating slightly from this thread...

...do you have any other clippings from The News of the World? I am after a much more recent piece of coverage from them (1980s, though it might have been 70s), but I don't have access to any on-line archives for this paper.
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Tresagreen » 11 May 2020, 14:11

Are you able to say what specifically you are looking for Zoo?
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Zoolandia » 11 May 2020, 16:18

Yes, but I think I should open a new thread!
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby Tresagreen » 11 May 2020, 16:26

Ok, do that and we'll see if we can help. :)
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Re: THE GUN TAVERN

Postby EWW » 11 May 2020, 17:14

There is already a thread on here about Gholies and Ghosties and things that go bump in the night in the Say Anything Section.
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