Wickhambrook Rose & Crown
previously known as Crown
closed early 20th century
grid reference TL 748 544
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last updated 10/06/2012
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jan-22 in 1878 when David Sargeant was the landlord states that:
William Edgeley, who was celebrating his 64th birthday, stated in court that he was not drunk but had had "a leetle too much". Sargeant was charged with allowing drunkeness on his premises, he was fined and his licence endorsed.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jul-21 in 1891 when William Bryant was the landlord states that:
Bryant aged 39 was given 12months hard labour for arson, he had been seen close to a stack of straw shortly before the alarm was raised. He claimed he not been near to the stack that which belonged to him. He had, however, put in a claim to the insurance company for £12 5s, at the trial the straw was valued at £4 10s.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)