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Taken from 1939 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, March 2000

3rd March 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday 27th February

Transfer - There was an application for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Five Bells" Inn, Colne Engaine, from Mr J A M Scott to Mr Philip Arthur Fordham. Supt. Downham put in the testimonials and said the police raised no objection.  The application was granted.

17th March 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions - 13th March

The licence of the "Five Bells" public house, Colne Engaine, was fully transferred from Mr J T A Scott to Mr Philip A Fordham.

Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of the "Kings Head" public house, White Colne, from Mr H Nicholls to Mr George A Cracknell.

Supt. Downham put in the testimonials stating that they had been verified and the Police were satisfied.

In reply to the Chairman, the ingoing tenant said he had no experience except with relations.

Granted.

There was also an application for the full transfer of the "Red Lion" public house, Halstead from Mr E H Chaplin to Mr Henry Simes Curtis Lawrence.

Supt. Downham said the testimonials had been verified and the Police were satisfied.

The Chairman (to the ingoing tenant): You have had experience?

Applicant: Yes.

The Chairman: You have got a very nice house. We congratulate Messrs Ind Coope on this house.

The transfer was granted.

24th March 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions - 21st March

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of "The Fox and Hounds" public house, Steeple Bumpstead from Mr L R Bartholomew to Mr E G Hewson, of Rayleigh.

31st March 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions - 27th March

Mr Walter Cocksedge, on behalf of Messrs Adams and Sons, brewers, of Halstead, applied for the transfer of the licence of the "Hare and Hounds" public house, Greenstead Green, from Mr A E Ingersoll to Mr G W Roberts, of Westcombe Hill, Blackheath.

Occasional Licence - Applications was made by Mr W Y Ward, landlord of the "Lion" public house, Earls Colne ....

21st April 1939

Death - Stiff - On April 17th, at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Harry Joseph Stiff, of "The Horse and Groom" Inn, Cornish Hall End, aged 57 years.

5th May 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, May 2nd

Transfer - The licence of the "Fox and Hounds" public house, Steeple Bumpstead, was fully transferred from Mr L R Bartholomew to Mr E G Hewson.

12th May 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday 8th May

Transfers

Application was made for the full transfer of the "Lion" public house, Lamarsh, from Mr A C White to Mr Alexander V Doran.

The full transfer of the "Hare and Hounds" public house, Greenstead Green from Mr A E Ingersoll to Mr G W Roberts, was also assented to.

23rd June 1939

At Witham Petty Sessions on Tuesday, Jack Heard Spitty, landlord of the Chequers Inn, Goldhanger, was summoned for allowing children to be in the bar of his licensed premises on May 29th. Mr Wade, of Colchester, for defendant, pleaded not guilty.

..... Spitty said he had been landlord of the Chequers for 13 years and had never had a complaint against him before. The Chairman said the Bench were satisfied the landlord did not exercise due diligence in keeping the children out of the licensed house. He would be fined 40s. Harold Johnson and Anne Peek, both of Leytonstone, were each fined 10s for causing their children to be in the bar of the licensed house.

14th July 1939

Death - Gilder - On July 7th, at "The Waggon and Horses," Great Yeldham, George Frank Gilder, aged 41 years.

Thanks for Sympathy

The relatives of the late Mr George F Gilder wish to express sincere thanks to the kind friends for the inquires and sympathy received by them in their sudden bereavement: also for the beautiful flowers sent - "Waggon and Horses", Great Yeldham.

Great Yeldham - Death of Mr George Gilder

The death occurred under sad and sudden circumstances in the early hours of Friday morning of Mr George Frank Gilder, licensee of "The Waggon and Horses", Inn. Deceased who was only 41 years of age, had not been well for some time, suffering from heart trouble, and he passed away in his sleep in the early hours of the morning. The licence had been in the hands of the Gilder family for some thirty years. deceased's father, the late Mr Herbert Gilder, held it for nearly twenty years, after which his mother was the licensee for four years and on her demise ten years ago, Mr George Gilder took over.  He was well-known in the village, where, besides being landlord of "The Waggon and Horses" he had conducted a car hire business. Despite the state of his health, Mr Gilder was at work to the last. (Then account of his interests and the mourners at the funeral.)

21st July 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions

All-England Quoit Match - Mr Stanley Moger, OBE of Halstead, applied on behalf of Mr J Rippingale, landlord of the Plough Inn, Greenstead Green, for an extension of hours from 2 to 6 pm on Saturday, July 29thy, the occasion of the All England Quoit Final. It was decided to grant the extension.

28th July 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of "The Plough Inn", Birdbrook, from Mr F L Davies to Mr Albert Edward Ackerman. Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and the Police raised no objection to the transfer. The application was granted.

11th August 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday 8th August

Settled After Consultation

On behalf of Messrs Fremlins, Ltd, brewers, of Halstead, Captain Smyth, applied for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Waggon and Horses" public house, Great Yeldham, from Mr George Gilder, deceased, to Mr Edward George Tarbin, of Great Yeldham.

Mr Stanley Moger, OBE, estate agent, of Halstead, who appeared for the Exors of the late Mr Gilder, raised an objection to the transfer taking place before the question of taking over the other things in the house had been settled. The late Mr Gilder had held the licence of this house since 1907.

The Deputy Clerk (Mr H Belson) pointed out that it must be definitely settled by August 22nd, the day fixed for licensing transfers.

Mr Moger said he wanted the inventory accepted, with the exception of the motor-car.

Captain Smyth said he had not seen the inventory.

Inspector Billett pointed out that the Exors of the late Mr Gilder were selling beer without a protection order.

The deputy Clerk said they could do that until the next Court.

The Chairman thought it would be best if the two parties consulted outside and came to some agreement.

This was done and at a later stage Mr Moger said they had come to an agreement as to terms.

The Chairman: You do not oppose the transfer?

Mr Moger replied that he did not, and also said that that was the only trouble of that sort he had had in 40 years.

Inspector Billett then put in the testimonials and said the Police raised no objection to the transfer.

The Chairman said the testimonials were most satisfactory.

The transfer was granted.

25th August 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday August 22nd

Transfers - The Magistrates granted the full transfer of the "Plough" Inn, Birdbrook, from Mr Frank Leonard Davies to Mr Albert Edward Ackerman; and of the "Waggon and Horses", Great Yeldham, from Mr George Gilder, deceased, to Mr Edward George Tarbin.

22nd September 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday September 19th

Temporary Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "White Horse" public house, Ridgewell, from Mr C H Littlebury to Frank Thomas Fenner, of Ridgewell.

The transfer was granted, the outgoing tenant being excused from attending at the full transfer.

29th September 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday September 25th

Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Castle" public house, Earls Colne, from Mr William Poulson, to Mr Robert Belson, of Braintree. Granted.

Funeral of Stisted Publican

The funeral took place at Braintree Cemetery last week of Mr George Whybrow, landlord of the Dolphin Inn, Stisted, who died at the William Julien Courtauld Hospital, aged 59 years. Mr Whybrow, who formerly lived at St Mary's Road, Braintree, took over the licence of the Dolphin Inn at Stisted four months ago, but unfortunately his health gave way. He went into hospital ten days before his death for treatment for an internal trouble. Mr Whybrow was in his day a well-known runner, and he was the most famous miller in the Braintree district for many years.

War Items - Dunmow Petty Officer lost in Courageous

Chief Petty Officer Stoke George William Baines, aged 53 years, who had been landlord of the Angel and Harp Inn, Dunmow, for eight years, was lost with the Courageous when she was sunk by a German submarine. ..........

20th October 1939

Braintree Motorist Fined at Chelmsford

At Chelmsford on Friday, Charles Smith, Bird-in-Hand Inn, Coggeshall Road, Braintree, was summoned for dangerous and, alternatively, careless driving.....

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, October17th 1939

Transfers

The following full transfers were granted: "The Carpenters Arms", Sible Hedingham from Mr W J Bantock to Mr Leslie Charles Hornsby, and "The White Horse", Ridgewell, from Mr C H Littlebury to Mr Frank Thomas Fenner.

Fined for Oversight in Regard to Doorway

At Colchester on Friday, Charles Thomas Amey, licensee of the Waggon and Horses Hotel, North Hill, was fined 30s for a breach of the lighting restrictions. ..........

27th October 1939

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday October 23rd

Transfers

The licence of the Castle, Earls Colne, was fully transferred from Mr W Poulson to Mr Robert Belson.

There was also an application for the full transfer of the licence of The Lion, Earls Colne, from Mr W Y Ward to Mrs Ward. It was stated that the application was made because Mr Ward had joined the Forces. Granted.

24th November 1939

Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Woodman, Halstead, from Mr P A Lothbury to Mr Percy George Cliverdon (sic), of Brentwood. In reply to the Chairman, the ingoing tenant said he had had 22 years experience. .....

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, November 28th

Coursing - Application was made by Mr A Green, of The Blue Boar Hotel, Colchester, for an occasional licence ....... at Kirby Hall, Castle Hedingham. .......

15th December 1939

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, December 12th

Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Swan" public house, Baythorne End, from Mr Ellis Backler (deceased) to Mrs Kate Backler. In reply to the Magistrates, Mrs Backler said her brother-in-law was living at the house. Granted.

Extension

Mr C E Nankivell, landlord of the White Hart Hotel, Great Yeldham applied for an extension .........

Fire at Bures Hamlet

Early on Friday morning a fire broke out at the premises of Mr E G Cousins, motor garage proprietor and licensee of the Eight Bells Hotel, Bures Hamlet. .............

22nd December 1939

Bocking Publican's Lighted Window

At Braintree Petty Sessions on Wednesday, Kenneth Charles Green, Queen's Head Inn, Rayne Road, Bocking, was summoned for failing to comply with the lighting restrictions on December 10th. He pleaded guilty. Fined 20s.

Alleged Credit by False Pretences

Two Men Charged at Braintree

At Braintree Petty sessions charged with obtaining credit of 24.0s.5d by false pretence from Cecil Greenwood Newling, landlord of Swan Hotel, Felsted......

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, December 18th

Transfer

The licence of the Woodman, Halstead was fully transferred from Mr P A Lothbury to Mr P G Clevedon (sic).

29th December 1939

Scene in Village Inn

A scene in a country inn was described at Chelmsford Petty Sessions.. Frederick George Earnshaw, licensee of the Chequers, Roxwell ........

 

Taken from 1940 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, March 2000

12th January 1940

Ship's Engineer Sent to Prison

At Braintree Petty Sessions on January 3rd ....... ship's engineer obtaining under false pretences credit from Cecil Newling,

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, January 9th

Applications

The Magistrates granted the full transfer of The Swan, Baythorne End, to Mrs Kate Backler from Ellis Backler (deceased).

9th February 1940

Licensing Sessions

Sobriety in the Hedingham Division

The annual Licensing Sessions for the North Hinckford Division was held at Castle Hedingham on Tuesday morning.

The annual report of Supt. M Downham stated: ................. Only one person - a visitor to the district - was charged and convicted of drunkenness during the year ....... At the Sessions on 4th April 1939 the licensee of the Three Horse Shoes, Little Yeldham - Mr Frank Jenkins - was charged with 15 separate offences in connection with the supply to persons under the age of 18 years of intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises. He was convicted on all charges and fined a total of 1.4s.0d and 1.17s0d. costs.

1st March 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday February 26th, 1940

Temporary Transfers

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the Bull Hotel, Halstead, from Herbert Joseph Picton to Walter Turner, of Southend. Granted.

15th March 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, March 11th

Licence Transfers

There was an application for the temporary transfer of the licence of the Essex Arms, Halstead, from Mr H C Wood to Mr Charles Anthony Montague Bell, of Tilbury. ...... The testimonials were put in by Supt. Downham. Granted

The Bull Hotel, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mr H J Picton to Mr Walter Turner. A temporary transfer was agreed to at a previous Court.

There was also an application for the full transfer of the licence of the Bricklayers Arms, Halstead, from Mr A Patrick to Mr John William Pye, of Walton-on-Naze. ..... Granted.

22nd March 1940

One of the oldest residential licence holder in Essex, Mr Charles Frederick Wright, landlord of the Queens Head Inn, Great Clacton, for the past nine years, has just retired. He is 72 years of age, and has been a licensed victualler for more than 40 years. ..... 30 Years at Queen's Head Inn, Hoxton and four years at Red Lion Inn, St Osyth. ......

12th April 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, April 8th

A Ladies' Night

Application was made by Mr P G Cleverdon, landlord of The Woodman, Halstead, for an extension for the sale of intoxicants .......

Transfers

There was an application for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Globe Inn, Halstead, from Mr S Turner to Mr S C Jiggins, of Marlow, Bucks. ....... Granted

There was a similar application for the temporary transfer of The Lion, Lamarsh from Mr A V Doran to Mrs Ethel Margaret Doran. It was stated that the husband was rejoining the Forces. Granted.

3rd May 1940

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, April 30th

A Stambourne Licence

Application was made by Colonel Gibbons, on behalf of the brewers, for the temporary transfer of the licence of the Butchers' Arms, Stambourne, from the late Mr H Bright to Mr Thomas Pannell. Colonel Gibbons said Mr Bright died about a fortnight ago. Mr Pannell had been at the house for the last two years but it was not intended that he should hold the licence permanently. He was being put in as manager for the time being. ... Granted.

10th May 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday May 6th

Alterations - Plans were approved for structural alterations at the "Nags Head", Halstead, for Messrs Greene King & Sons Ltd.

Licensing - The following full transfers were granted; The "Globe", Halstead, from Mr S Turner to Mr S C Jiggins; the "Essex Arms", Halstead, from Mr H C Wood to Mr C A M Bell; and the "Lion", Lamarsh, from Mr A V Doran to Mrs Ethel Margaret Doran.

24th May 1940

Colchester Licensee Charged

At Colchester on Tuesday, Alfred Leonard Davey (33), licensee of the Marquis of Granby public-house, was charged with receiving five bottles of whisky and a bottle of champagne, value 4.10s, the property of Kate Maud Jarrett, knowing the same to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained on or about April 1st. Application for an adjournment until today (Friday) was granted and Davey granted bail in a personal recognisance of 10.

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, May 20th

Extension - Application was made by Mr E J Horwood, landlord of the King's Head, Halstead ......

7th June 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, June 3rd

Light in Hotel Bathroom

Walter Turner, licensed victualler, of the Bull Hotel, Halstead, pleaded guilty to displaying an unobscured light.

28th June 1940

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday June 25th

Transfers

Application was made for the full transfer of the Butchers' Arms public house, Stambourne, from the late Harry Bright to Charles William Wiffen, of Toppesfield. ..... Granted.

A similar application was made for the King's Head, Ridgewell, from Thomas James Steed to Happy Maurice Bradley, of Bury St Edmunds's, and this also was granted.

5th July 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, July 1st

Occasional Licences - Application was made by Mr W Turner, landlord of the Bull Hotel, Halstead, for occasional licences for the sale of intoxicating liquors ......

Alterations - Plans were presented by Messrs Fremlins Ltd, brewers, of Halstead, for alterations at The Hare and Hounds public-house, Greenstead Green. ..... Approved.

Transfer - Application was made by Mr Ronald Long (of Messrs W A Smith, Morton and Son, solicitors of Halstead) for a protection order in respect of The Cock, Little Maplestead from Mr Jean M A Hardy to Mr Alfred G W Joiner, of Leyton. In

2nd August 1940

"Black-Out" Fines at Halstead

Busy - Mrs Eleanor Florence Gray, licensee of The White Hart Hotel, Halstead, was charged with a similar offence.

Defendant pleaded not guilty, stating that she knew nothing about the light.

Police War Reserve Constable S W Pole stated that at 10.8 pm on July 21st he was on duty in High Street when he saw a bright light showing from a window at the White Hart Hotel. The window was 6ft by 5ft and there were no curtains drawn across at all. ........ The Chairman said the showing of lights placed the whole town in danger. Defendant would have to pay 3.

9th August 1940

Cheque on Wrong Bank

At Chelmsford Police Court on Friday, Tom Hammerton (28), described as an actor and producer, late of Tudor Cottage, Ranks Green, Fairstead, was charged on remand with obtaining 2 by false pretences. Arthur James Sykes, licensee of the St Anne's Castle, Great Leighs, said accused came to the hotel and explained to him that he was in the theatrical profession and was waiting to take up a film engagement....... The case was dismissed.

Halstead Rural District Council - Plans

Plans were approved for a new w.c. at the "Hare and Hounds", Greenstead Green, for Messrs Fremlins Ltd.

23rd August 1940

Mrs Appleby, licensee of the Kings Arms, the oldest inn in Dovercourt, has retired. For 125 years a member of the Appleby family has been the licensee.

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, August 20th

Hotel Lights in the Black-out

Charles Edmund Nankivell, proprietor of the White Hart Hotel, Great Yeldham, was summoned for displaying unobscured lights during the black-out period on July 28th. Defendant did not appear. ....... The Chairman, after consultation, said this was a very bad case and defendant would be fined 5.

30th August 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, August 26th

Alterations to Licensed Premises

Plans were presented on behalf of Messrs Fremlins Ltd, for structural alterations at The Three Pigeons Inn, Halstead. ...... The plans were approved.

There was a similar application by Messrs Ind Coope Ltd, for structural alterations The Red Lion Inn, Halstead. ... approved.

Transfers

The licence of The Cock Inn, Little Maplestead, was fully transferred from Mr J M A Hardy to Mr A G W Joiner.

There was also an application for a protection order in respect of The Five Bells Inn, Colne Engaine, from Mr P A Fordham to Mr Benjamin Goodwin, of Burton's Green.

Supt. Downham put in the testimonials and stated that the Police were satisfied.

The Chairman inquired whether the ingoing tenant was giving up the off-licence at Burtons Green?

Mr Goodwin said he had given notice. The transfer was granted.

4th October 1940

Drinks After Hours

Publican and Customers Fined

Alleged drinking after hours in a Colchester public-house led to the licensee and two of his customers having to appear before the Colchester Bench on Friday. The licensee was George Edward Wagstaffe, of the Nelson's Head public-house, and he was summoned on two summonses for supplying beer during prohibited hours ....... pleaded not guilty.

The Bench fined Wagstaffe 2 10s in each case.

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, October 1st

Transfer

Application was made by Mr Harold Ward, on behalf of Messrs D Ward and Son, brewers, of Foxearth, for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Pinkuah Arms, Pentlow, from Mr Harry Kemp to Mrs Alice G Harbisher, of Wethersfield Road, Sible Hedingham. - Inspector Billett and the testimonials had been verified and the Police raised no objection. - Granted.

Light from Public House

John Nelson Kendall, landlord of The Falcon Inn, Castle Hedingham, did not appear to answer a charge of displaying an unscreened

18th October 1940

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, October 15th

Transfer - Mr Harold Ward, on behalf of Messrs Ward and Son Ltd, brewers, of Foxearth, applied for the full transfer of licence of the Pinknah Arms, Pentlow, from Mr H Kemp to Mrs A G Harbisher. - The Police raised no objection and the transfer

84 Year Old Licensee Killed

How an 84-year-old woman licensee of a Boreham public-house walked into a lorry while crossing the road near her home and sustained fatal injuries, was described at an inquest at Chelmsford. The victim of the accident was Mrs Marion Eales, of the Red Lion, Boreham.

William John Ellacott, a sapper in the Royal Engineers, said he was driving a truck along the main Chelmsford-Colchester road at

Miss Lillis Pauline Eales, daughter of the dead woman, said she could not understand why she had gone across the road on this occasion.

In recording a verdict of accidental death, the Coroner said he could not see that the driver of the truck was in any way to blame for the accident.

25th October 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, October 21st

Transfer - The licence of the "Five Bells," Colne Engaine, was fully transferred from Mr P Fordham to Mr B Goodwin.

Alterations - Plans were presented by Mr B H Owers, estate agent, of Halstead, on behalf of Messrs Fremlins Ltd, for alterations at the "Kings Head", Gosfield. Supt. Downham said if the alterations were carried out it would be an improvement from every

1st November 1940

Died Few Days Before Retirement

The death has occurred a few days before he was to have retired from business as licensee of the Rose and Crown Inn, Thorpe-le-Soken, of Mr Charles Archer Barfield. He had not enjoyed good health for some considerable time, and had moved to his new residence, The Pearl, Abbey Crescent, where he died. He had lived in Thorpe-le-Soken and district for the last forty years, and

15th November 1940

Interesting Diamond Wedding

Mr and Mrs H Garrod

Yesterday (Thursday) Mr and Mrs Henry Robert Garrod celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage, and they were the recipients of many congratulations from friends in Halstead and the district, for Mr Garrod was for many years associated with the business life of the town. Mr and Mrs Garrod were married at Bermondsey on November 14th, 1880, but the greater part of their married life has been spent in this district. A native of Ipswich, Mr Garrod was a bootmaker by trade. ........... He left the footwear trade to take the license of the "Fox" Inn at Bulmer, where for twelve years he was the genial landlord. .................

22nd November 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, November 18th

Occasional Licence - Application was made by Mr E J Horwood, landlord of The King's Head, Halstead, for an extension of permitted hours for the sale of intoxicating drinks, from 10 pm to 11 pm, on Wednesday November 20th.

Light Left in Disused Room - Percy Cleverdon, landlord of The Woodman, Colchester Road, Halstead, pleaded guilty to displaying an unobscured light in a building during the hours of black-out. ......... The Chairman: Why not take the bulb out? -Imposing a fine of 3 and 5s witness's expenses, the Chairman said residents could not be too careful. He felt sure that if lights were seen bombs would be dropped.

20th December 1940

Halstead Petty Sessions - Monday, December 16th

Occasional Licences

Mr W Turner, landlord of the Bull Hotel, Halstead, made application for an occasional licence for the sale of intoxicants ..........

Mr S G Jiggins, landlord of the "Globe" Inn, Halstead, made a similar application in respect of a dance to be held at the Co-operative Hall ..........

There was also an application by Mr E J Horwood, landlord of the "Kings Head", Halstead .......

Transfers

The licence of the "Plough", Greenstead Green, was fully transferred from Mr Edmund Rippingale to Mr Stanley Newcombe Eley,

27th December 1940

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Tuesday, December 24th

Saw the Constable Watching

John Walling Lambert, licensee of the "Green Man", Toppesfield, was summoned for causing an unobscured light to be displayed

Defendant pleaded not guilty .............. The Chairman said the regulations must be enforced, but under the circumstances defendant would only be fined 1.

 

Taken from 1941 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, December 2000

3rd January 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions - An Unobscured Light

Ernest James Horwood, landlord of the Kings Head, Colchester Road, Halstead was charged with causing an unobscured light to be

10th January 1941

Death - Claydon - On 5th Jan at "The Pig and Whistle" Helions Bumpstead, Harriet, wife of George Claydon, aged 60 years.

17th January 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

Occasional Licence - Mr W Turner licensee of The Bull Hotel, Halstead, applied for an occasional licence to sell intoxicants at the Co-operative Hall...

14th February 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

Application was made by Mr W Turner, of The Bull Hotel, Halstead, for occasional licences, from 9pm to midnight, on February 19th at a dance in aid of the Hospital, and on February 22nd for a dance the proceeds of which would be for the ARP - Granted.

28th February 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

John Gordon Nicholls, landlord of The Royal Oak, Halstead, pleaded guilty to displaying an unobscured light during the black-out hours. Fined 3.

7th March 1941

The death has occurred at the Trowel and Hammer public-house, Marks Tey, of which he had been licensee for several years, of Mr Arthur Green.  Mr Green, who was 68 years of age, and a native of London, went to Colchester in 1919 to take over the Bull Hotel, where he remained for seventeen years.  After a brief period at the King's Head, Ipswich, he left for Marks Tey three years ago.

14th March 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

Licences - There was an application by Mr S J Jiggins, of The Globe, Halstead for an occasional licence. Granted

A Dog Licence - W Elizabeth Lawrence, of The Red Lion, New Street, Halstead, did not appear to answer a charge of keeping a dog without a licence. In a letter, defendant said it was quite an oversight.  Fined 15s.

28th March 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

Landlord's Light

John William Pyle, landlord of the Bricklayers Arms, Halstead, pleaded guilty to displaying an unobscured light from a dwelling house during the black-out.

.. Fined 3.

23rd May 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

Occasional Licences

There was an application by Mr F Jiggins, landlord of "The Globe", Halstead, for occasional licences to sell wines and beers at the Queens Hall, Halstead.

There was a similar application by Mr Turner, landlord of The Bull Hotel, Halstead.

30th May 1941

Prison for Hotel Manager

Pleading guilty to two receiving charges, a Colchester hotel manager, Edgar Charles Munns (35), of The White Horse public-house, was sentenced to three months' hard labour at Colchester on Friday.

Munns was charged on remand with receiving six gallons of petrol and three petrol cans, of the value of 21s, Government property, on May 11th, and with receiving in March twenty gallons of lubricating oil and three cans, of the value of 2 4s, the property of Messrs Snowdon, Son and Co Ltd...

Mr F J Collinge, on Munns' behalf, said that Munns had a hitherto exemplary character.

Announcing a majority decision, the Chairman (Mr H H Fisher) said the Magistrates felt, in view of the seriousness and the prevalence of this sort of thing, they could do nothing else but send him to prison.

6th June 1941

A retired Colchester licensed victualler, Harry Glanville, has died at St Mary's Hospital, following a fall at his home on May 14th.  Aged 87, he was formerly licensee of The Rose and Crown in Vineyard Street, retiring seven years ago.

Boy Threatened to Shoot - Court Story of Chase

Percy William Sawyer, licensee of the Queen's Head public-house, High Street, Chelmsford...

13th June 1941

Death - Claydon - On June 7th, at "The Pig and Whistle" Inn, Helions Bumpstead, Doreen Maud Claydon, aged 5 years.

27th June 1941

Hedingham Petty Sessions -Transferred 

Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of The Plough, Birdbrook, from Mr A E Akerman to his wife.  - It was stated that Mr Akerman was called up for industrial work. - Granted.

11th July 1941

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Special Occasions

Application was made by Mr Nankivell, landlord of the White Hart Hotel, Great Yeldham, for an occasional licence on Saturday July 19th;..  granted.

18th July 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

For War Weapons Week

There were several applications for occasional licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors at dances to be held at Halstead  during War Weapons Week.  -Mr L F Gentry, landlord of the Rose and Crown, asked for occasional licences for the Queens Hall (Halstead).  

Mr W Turner, landlord of the Bull Hotel, applied for one for the Assembly Rooms.  

25th July 1941

Hedingham Petty Sessions

There was an application on behalf of Mrs Pearson, of the "Eight-Bells" public-house, Belchamp St Pauls, for an occasional licence;  Granted.

22nd August 1941

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Beer in Unsealed Vessels

Thomas Frederick Martin, licensee of The Wheelwrights Arms, Steeple Bumpstead, was charged with selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 14 years of age. Fined £1.

40 Glasses and Tumblers Taken from Hedingham House

.. William Eldridge, landlord of The White Lion public-house, Sible Hedingham, said that during the past five months he had been losing glasses quite frequently.

29th August 1941

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer

Application was made for the transfer of the licence of the "Swan" Inn, Henny, from the late Mrs Ada King to Mr Alfred Charles King - It was stated that the late Mrs King had held the licence for about 19 years. - Supt Phillibrown said the testimonials were satisfactory and he raised no objection. - The application was granted.

5th September 1941

Deaths - Drury - On August 29th, at The White Horse Inn, Sible Hedingham, William James Drury, aged 61 years.

Thanks for Sympathy - The family of the late Mr W J Drury desire to express sincere thanks for the sympathy extended to them in their bereavement; and for the beautiful floral tributes received. - The White Horse, Sible Hedingham.

The late Mr W J Drury - The death occurred on Friday last, at the age of 61 years, of Mr William James Drury, licensee of The

26th September 1941

"Water Seemed to Draw Her"

Inquest at Braintree

The Coroner (Dr J F Macdonald) held an inquest at Braintree on Wednesday on Beatrice Thompson, aged 37, wife of Albert A Thompson, landlord of The Victoria Inn, Witham, who was found drowned in the River Brain, near Bulford Mill, Cressing, on Tuesday.

Evidence was given that she had a mental breakdown after the birth of her third child, and from May until August this year was a patient at Severalls Mental Hospital.  She had recently lived with her parents, Mr and Mrs A F Harris, at Chapel Hill, Braintree.  On Sunday last she was in a nervous condition, and told her husband that "the water seemed to draw her."  Her father searched

Verdict: Suicide while the balance of her mind was disturbed.

3rd October 1941

Licensee's Death at Shalford

Mrs Butcher

The death occurred on September 24th, at the advanced age of 90 years, of Mrs Eliza Butcher, for many years licensee of "The George", Shalford.  It was in 1897 that Mrs Butcher came to "The George" with her husband (the late Mr Samuel Butcher), upon whose death she herself took the licence and had held it ever since.  Mrs Butcher, who was well-known over a wide area, had been

(report of funeral and mourners)

17th October 1941

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfers

Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of the "White Horse" public-house, Sible Hedingham, from the late Mr William J Drury to his daughter, Mrs Elsie Annie Hume. -Inspector Billett said the police raised no objection; the testimonials had been verified. -The application was granted.

There was also an application for the full transfer of the licence of the "White Hart", Great Yeldham, from Mr Charles E Nankivell to Mrs Barbara Nankivell. - Inspector Billett said the police raised no objection.  The husband had been called up. - The licence was granted.

24th October 1941

Soldiers Charged at Hedingham

Whisky Glasses Taken

At a Special Court at Castle Hedingham yesterday (Thursday) morning, before Mr T W Whitlock.

L/Cpl Rupert Charles Wyers and Pte Stanley George Oakes were charged with stealing four whisky glasses, to the value of 4s, the property of George Foster, of The Fox public-house, Bulmer on the previous evening.

Defendants were accordingly remanded on bail in their own surety of 5 each.

31st October 1941

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Fox Inn, Tilbury, from Mr J H Pullen to Mr W C R Stent, of Great Welnetham. - Inspector Billett said the Police raised no objection.  The testimonials had been verified. -Granted.

5th December 1941

Yeldham Woman's Sad Death

Found Drowned in Water Butt

Just before 8 o'clock on Monday morning Mrs Mildred Lizzie King Plume, aged 51 years, wife of Mr E E Plume , (Ernest Edward Plume) licensee of "The Stone and Faggot" public-house, Little Yeldham, was discovered with her head immersed in a galvanised dust-bin which was being used as a water butt.  Deceased had resided at these licensed premises for the past eleven years with

(She was a worrier and a bit of a hypochondriac.)

.... the Coroner returned a verdict that deceased came by her death from drowning, and that it was suicide while the balance of her mind was disturbed.

12th December 1941

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Full Transfer

The full transfer of "The Fox" public-house, Belchamp St Pauls, from Mr W C R Stent to Mr John H Pullen, was granted.

There was also an application for the full transfer of "The Green Man" public-house, Belchamp Otten, from Mr F T Hawkesworth to Mr Terry B Pearsons. -In this case Inspector Billett stated that the testimonials had been verified and the Police raised no

There was also an application by Mrs Nankivell, landlady of The White Hart Hotel, Great Yeldham for an extension

Taken from 1942 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, November 2001

2 Jan 1942

Halstead - Death and Funeral of Old Resident - The death took place at the Kings Arms on December 21st, after a very short illness, of Mrs Eliza Ann Cook, widow of Mr Lawrence William Cook.  A native of Halstead, Mrs Cook had reached the age of 85 years, her husband having predeceased her 40 years ago.  For the past 44 years Mrs Cook had resided at the Kings Arms.  On the death of her husband she took over the licence and held it for 25 years, until 1926, when it was transferred to her son

(S W Cook?) ....

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made for a protection order in respect of the "Globe" Inn, Halstead, from Mr Sidney C Jiggins to Mrs Frances Dorothy Milton.  The Chairman said he was sorry Mr Jiggins, who had taken a great interest in the Home Guard was leaving.  Supt. Phillibrown said the testimonials had been verified and were satisfactory.  The Clerk said that when a licence was transferred to a woman, the Magistrates generally required that a man should be on the premises.  Supt. Phillibrown said a Mr Mackenzie would be living on the premises.  He was quite satisfied.  In reply to the Chairman, it was stated that Mrs Milton had had previous experience.  The application was granted.

Legion Dance - There was also an application by Mr L F Gentry, landlord of the "Rose & Crown", Halstead, for an occasional

16 Jan 1942

Marriage at Blackmore End of Sidney Mark Humphreys and Patricia Mary only daughter of Mr and Mrs Lawrence, of the "Red

Halstead Petty Sessions - Transfer

The licence f the Globe Inn, Parsonage Street, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mr S C Jiggins to Mrs D F Milton. -Supt. Phillibrown said the testimonials had been verified and were satisfactory.

Marriage at Bures of Mr Ronald Wesley Perkins and Miss Marjorie Cousins, only daughter of Mr & Mrs E G Cousins of the Eight Bells Hotel, Bures.

23 Jan 1942

Bures Licensee's Death

Accident Verdict

Dr R W Rix, Sudbury Deputy Coroner, conducted an inquest on Norris Ernest Cooke, licensee of The Horseshoe Inn, Bures St Mary, who, as a result of an injury received on December 30th died in St Leonard's Hospital.

Mrs F B Cooke, the widow, said her husband was 45 years of age, and was previously stores manager to the East Anglian Electricity Supply Co. at Beccles.  For 18½ years he served in the Navy, and was invalided out.

Harry Hooker, landlord of The Angel Inn, Bures St Mary, said on December 30th between 7.30 pm and 8 pm Cooke came into the house.  They played darts together until 9.30.  Cooke was perfectly sober.  Gordon Drake was in the house, also perfectly sober. 

Dennis James Hinton, clerk, of The Croft, Bures St Mary, said at 10 pm he saw Drake and Cooke in the middle of the road.  There was a conversation between the two, then he heard an aggressive "You" from Cooke.  On looking round, witness saw Cooke falling.  Drake was about three yards away, with a cigarette in his right hand.

Replying to Supt. Hurst, witness said he asked Drake if he was all right, because, from what he had heard of the conversation, he had expected to see Drake on the ground.

Frederick George Groves, of Speedwell Terrace, Bures St Mary, who was on patrol duty, said he found Cooke lying in the road near the kerb and Drake was almost the width of the road from him.  Drake said, "It is all right.  I didn't hit him, did I, Dennis?  He went to hit me and missed."  Cooke was unconscious.

.........

Dr J B Alexander, who made a post-mortem examination, said although there was no external sign of injury, he found a small graze with underlying bruising on the front of the right shin.  The front end of the brain was lacerated and torn, but there were no signs of fracture of the bones of the skull.  The skin and tissue of the skull also showed no signs of bruising.  All other vital organs in the body were perfectly normal.  There was no morbid or pathological condition present to account for deceased's fall.

The Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death, due to an accidental fall."

13th March 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer

Application was made for the full transfer of The Victory Inn, Wickham St Pauls, from Mr Philip Nicholas to Miss Helen Sarah Nicholas.  The application was made by Mr Stanley Moger, who said Mr Nicholas would remain at the house, but his daughter had carried on for years.  She had always been at the house. - Supt. Phillibrown said the references had been verified and he raised no objection. -The transfer was granted.

27th March 1942

Death - Gittus - On March 24th at Tendring Harriett Annie, widow of Albert Edward Gittus, late of the Rose and Crown, Halstead, aged 76 years.

1st May 1942

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of the Red Cow, Ashen, from Mr C C Barber to Mr J W Bartram. -Supt. Phillibrown said the references had been verified and were satisfactory. -Granted.

8th May 1942

Licensee Fined £20

At Billericay Sessions, George J Coe, of Gunn Inn, Bowers Gifford, was summoned for failing to keep a proper record in respect of a catering establishment as required by the Rationing Order. ....

29th May 1942

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Birdbrook "Plough" 

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Plough" Inn, Birdbrook, from Mrs Florence A Ackerman to Mr Albert Edward Bradburn. - Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verifed and the Police raised no objections.

12th June 1942

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Light from Building

Oliver Roberts, landlord of the "Sugar Loaves", Sible Hedingham, pleaded not guilty to displaying an unobscured light from a building during the black-out hours. ...  The Bench imposed a fine of £1.

26th June 1942

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer - The licence of The Plough Inn, Birdbrook, was fully transferred from Mrs F A Ackerman to Mr A E Bradburn. - Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and the Police raised no objection.

3rd July 1942

Is this a record?

One Change of Licence-holder in 74 Years

When the licence of the "Locomotive" public-house in Trinity Square, Halstead, was transferred to a new tenant at Halstead Petty Sessions on Monday, it was mentioned that there had only been one transfer for over 70 years.

The application was made by Mr B H Owers, on behalf of Messrs Fremlins Ltd, for the licence to be transferred from Mr Ernest Kemp to Mr Morton P A Brazier, of Halstead.

Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and were satisfactory.  The Police raised no objection.

The Chairman (Mr F A Vaizey) inquired how long Mr Kemp had held the licence?

Mr Owers replied that he had held it since 1908.

Mr E B Parker (one of the Magistrates): And the previous tenant held the licence for 40 years.

This was stated to be so, there only being one transfer in 74 years, which was thought to be a record.

The application was granted.

10th July 1942

Motor-'bus Crash

Farm-man and Postman Killed; Several Injured

.... the driver swerved to avoid and pass Mr H F Cooper, aged 70, the Stisted postman, who is also landlord of the Red Lion Inn, Stisted.  ....

31st July 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfers

The licence of the "White Hart" Hotel, Halstead, was temporarily transferred from Mrs Gray to Mr Walter F Chapman.

Mr and Mrs Gray (late of the White Harte) wish to thank their many friends for the splendid gift presented to them.

28th August 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfers

The following full transfers were granted: White Hart Hotel, Halstead from Mrs Eleanor F Gray to Mr Walter Frank Chapman; The George Hotel, Earls Colne, from Mr A E Armstrong to Mr David B Dawson; and The Swan Inn, Great Henny, from Mr A C King to Mr Stanley G King.

25th September 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Holding Two Licences

Application was made for the transfer of The Bull Hotel, Halstead, from Mr W Turner to Mrs Mabel Ellen Ward, licensee of The White Lion, Earls Colne. -It was stated that Mrs Ward would reside at Halstead and would put in a manageress at The White Lion. -The testimonials were put in by Supt. Phillibrown, who stated that they were satisfactory.  He said this was a question of one person holding two licences.  He would suggest that as Mrs Ward would live at Halstead, the manageress at The White Lion should be made a joint licensee with her for that public-house. -Mr Ronald Long, C.C., said if the Magistrates required this to be done, a

Halstead Hotel Fire

Big Blaze Averted

The Bull Hotel, Halstead, one of the oldest licensed houses in the district -and believed to be nearly 400 years old - was the scene of a fire outbreak on Tuesday evening.  The licence had only been transferred the previous day to Mrs and Mrs Ward, of The Lion, Earls Colne, and the premises had been closed on Tuesday for the purposes of cleaning and decoration.  About 8 pm smoke was seen issuing from the roof by Mr G Curtis, who lives nearby on the Causeway, and he at once telephoned for the National Fire Service.  ..... The Bull Hotel is a well-known hostelry, containing much timber, and many of the beams are of great strength and size.  A new front, the design of which was based on the original structure, was built about 18 years ago, and a number of internal alterations were carried out about eight years ago.

The cause of the outbreak is not known.  It originated in one of the upstair rooms in the centre of the building, and at the time no one was on the premises.  The property belongs to Messrs Fremlins, and was formerly one of Messrs T F Adams and Sons' best known houses.

The total damage is estimated at approximately £600.

9th October 1942

Death of Mr Percy Owers Harrington at The Bell Hotel, Sible Hedingham on 7th October 1942.  Mrs Harrington the licensee.

16th October 1942

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Licence Transfer - Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of "The Oak" public-house, Great Yeldham, from Maurice P Hasler, deceased, to Mrs Edith May Hasler. -Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and were satisfactory.  The police raised no objection. -The transfer was granted.

23rd October 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfers

Mr Ronald Long (of Messrs W A Smith, Moreton and Son) applied for the full transfer of The Bull Hotel, Halstead, from Mr W Turner to Mrs Mabel Ellen Ward; and the full transfer of the licence of The Lion, Earls Colne, to be held jointly by Mrs Ward and Ivy Kenny. -The Chairman said this was what the Magistrates asked should be done when the matter came up at a previous Court. -Inspector Billett said the testimonials were satisfactory and the Police raised no objection. -The transfers were granted.

4th December 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Application was made by Mr L Gentry, landlord of the Rose and Crown, Halstead, for an occasional licence ....

18th December 1942

Halstead Petty Sessions

Licensing Application

Application was made by Mr M P A Brazier, licensee of The Locomotive Inn, Halstead for an occasional licence .......

Taken from 1943 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, January 2002

1 Jan 1943

Halstead Petty Sessions, Mon Dec 28th

Occasional Licence

Application was made by Mr M P A Brazier, landlord of The Locomotive Inn, Halstead, for an occasional licence for the sale of intoxicants .... at The Queens Hall. ....

8 Jan 1943

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Application was made by Mr O R Roberts, landlord of The Sugar Loaves, Sible Hedingham, for an occasional licence to sell intoxicants .....

22 Jan 1943

Death of Mr E Kemp

The death took place on Tuesday of Mr Ernest Kemp, of 73 Chapel Hill, a well-known and respected resident of the town.  He was 69 years of age and had not been well for the past two years.  A native of the town, he was a son of the late Mr Walter Kemp, who for some years held the licence of the "Bird-in-Hand".  Deceased was a butcher by trade and in his early days was in the employ of the late Mr Green, and afterwards with Mr Robert Nash.  He subsequently took over the licence of the "Locomotive" public-house in Trinity Square, and remained there for 34 years, being one of Messrs Adams and Sons' oldest tenants.  He retired last June and had since resided at Chapel Hill.  During the last war he assisted local butchers, and had since helped others at times

Mr George Kibble

The funeral took place on January 14th, of Mr George Kibble, of 49 Mount Pleasant, Halstead, whose death occurred the previous Sunday at the age of 76 years.  He was a native of the town, being a son of the late Mr and Mrs Kibble, of White Horse Fields.  Most of his earlier life, however, was spent in London, where he was a coachman and he returned to Halstead in 1912 and took over the licence of the Essex Arms, which he held for about eight years, after which he became licensee of the Batson's Arms, Horseheath. ........

12 Feb 1943

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer - On the application of Mr B H Owers, the licence of "The Anchor", Halstead, was temporarily transferred from Mr Charles W Argent to his wife, Mrs Muriel Argent.  It was stated that the transfer was necessary because Mr Argent had joined the Forces but Mrs Argent would only hold the licence for the next month.  She had been assisting her husband in carrying on the house. - Granted.

Wakes Colne Young Woman's Death

...... Mrs Mary Margaret Wilton, wife of the licensee of "The Gaiety" public house, Mersea Road, Colchester ....

19 Feb 1943

Local Firemen Busey

On Friday morning the NFS station at Halstead received a call to "The Sugar Loaves", Sible Hedingham.  The licensee, Mr Oliver Roberts, found the place filling with smoke and gave the alarm. ........

12 Mar 1943

Death - Nicholls - On Mar 8th, at Halstead Hospital, John Gordon Nicholls, of The Royal Oak, Halstead, aged 56 years.  (Obituary unreadable but seems to be the licensee for previous 12 years.)

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer

The licence of The Anchor Inn, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mrs Muriel Argent to Mr Stanley E J Ellis.  ....

23 Apr 1943

Halstead Publican Fined £10

Licensee for 47 Years

.... Percy Cleverdon, licensee of the "Woodman", Colchester Road, Halstead was charged with aiding and abetting.  ........

30 Apr 1943

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Wings for Victory

Mr Pearson, of the "Eight Bells", Belchamp Walter, applied for an occasional licence .....

7 May 1943

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer - The licence of The Royal Oak, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mr J G Nicholls, deceased, to Mrs Nicholls.

4 Jun 1943

Halstead Petty sessions

Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the "Woodman" In, Halstead, from Mr P G Cleverdon to Mr Harry Powell, of Folkestone.  -The testimonials were put in and Supt. Phillibrown said the Police raised no objection. - Granted.

25 Jun 1943

The Late Mr C Bell

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon of Mr Charles Anthony Montague Bell, licensee of the "Essex Arms" (Halstead), whose death occurred after a long illness on June 19th.  He was 48 years of age and a native of Canterbury.  As a lad he served on the sea in a windjammer.  He subsequently resided at Tilbury and in the last war served with the London Scottish Regiment and went abroad.  He came to Halstead three years ago.  He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter, the eldest son being in the RAF.  The funeral service at St Andrew's Church and at the cemetery was conducted by Canon T H Curling (vicar), and the mourners were: Mrs Bell, widow; Mr Douglas Bell (RAF) and Mr John Bell, sons; Miss Betty Bell, daughter; Mr S Bell (Canterbury), brother; Mrs Ashford (Tilbury) and Mr and Mrs Sach (Braintree), sisters-in-law and brother-in-law.  Other relatives were unable to attend.  Others present included: Mr A G Bright, Mrs R Tatlow, Miss M Thomas, Mrs Patmore and Mrs Sudbury.  There were lovely floral tributes from: His loving Wife; His Children; Brothers and Sisters at Canterbury; Bella, Stan and baby John; Soph and Harry; Mrs Tatlow; Miss Thomas; Mr and Mrs Bunny Harrison; Mrs Sach; Mr and Mrs Brazier; and The Essex Arms Sick Benefit Club.  The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr J W Deal.

2 Jul 1943

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer - The licence of the "Woodman" Inn, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mr P G Cleverdon to Mr Harry Powell.

Pattiswick Publican Fined

At Witham on Tuesday, Ernest George Baldwin, licensee of The Compasses Inn, Pattiswick, was fined £10 and was ordered to pay £3 12 costs, on four summonses in relation to the use of petrol.  ...........

16 Jul 1943

From the Courts

A Colchester hotel proprietor, George Powell, of The Scheregate Hotel, St John's Street, was, at a Special Court at Colchester on Monday, fined £2 on each of three summonses for failing to require three young women staying at the hotel to furnish particulars

Licensee's Successful Appeal

At Essex Quarter Sessions Appeal Court at Chelmsford, Hector Albert Butlin, licensee of The Crochet Inn, Witham, appealed against conviction by the Witham Justices for allowing intoxicating liquor ........

23 Jul 1943

Advert

Hedinghams Hotel and Restaurant, Castle Hedingham

Lt.-Com. W B Stott, RN and Mrs Stott having taken over the above Hotel will be pleased to cater Hotel Accommodation, Early Morning Coffees, Luncheons, Afternoon Teas - speciality, sunny-side up; Dinners etc.

13 Aug 1943

Blackmore End - Funeral

The funeral took place at the church on Saturday of Mrs Ada Winifred Lawrence, wife of Mr Leonard Lawrence, licensee of "The Red Cow".  .......With her husband, she had resided at "The Red Cow" for the past nine years, previously residing at Braintree.

20 Aug 1943

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Licensing Transfer

Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of The Eight Bells public-house, Belchamp Walter, from Miss Marjorie G Pearson to Mr George William Chatters.  It was stated that the licence had been in the Pearson family for some hundred years and had recently been sold.  The transfer was granted.

27 Aug 1943

Halstead Petty Sessions

Application was made by Mr M Ward, of The Bull Hotel, Halstead, for an extension .....

Transfer

The licence of The Essex Arms, Halstead, was transferred from the late Mr C A M Bell to his widow, Mrs Bell.  ..... Granted.

Unobscured Light

David B Dawson, licensee of The George Hotel, Earls Colne, was summoned for displaying an unobscured light from a building during the hours of black-out.  .....

3 Sep 1943

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Unobscured Light

Edward George Tarbin, licensee of the "Waggon and Horses", Great Yeldham was summoned for displaying an unobscured light at

15 Oct 1943

Halstead

The late Mr P G Cleverdon - The death took place suddenly, at 12 Upper Trinity Road, on Thursday last week, of Mr Percy George Cleverdon.  Deceased, who was 71 years of age, was licensee of "The Woodman" until about four months ago. ......

22 Oct 1943

Food Official Charged

Petrol Allegations at Colchester

Licensee of The Sun Inn, Lexden Road, Lexden, Colchester, and an Enforcement Officer under the local Food Control Authority, Walter Eric Mears was charged at Colchester on Tuesday with acquiring from Frank Harold William Addey a supply of motor fuel otherwise than against the surrender of coupons ...... .

10 Dec 1943

Death and Funeral - The death occurred at the Essex County Hospital, Colchester, on Friday, of Mrs Annie Tyson, wife of Mr George Tyson, of The Three Pigeons, Mount Hill.  Deceased, who was 68 years of age, had only been ill about a week, passing away in hospital following an operation.  She came to this district some years ago, when her husband took over the licence of The Plough, Greenstead Green.  Later they moved to The Globe, Halstead, and eight years ago took the licence of The Three Pigeons.  The funeral took place at Greenstead Green Church on Wednesday afternoon .........

Mr William Fletcher, manager of the Cups Hotel, Colchester, for the past 14 years, during which period he had been held in high esteem by the travelling public, died on Tuesday.  Though he had not been in robust health of recent years, it was as recently as Friday that he was confined to his room with influenza, following which complications ensued.

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer

There was an application on the agenda for the full transfer of the off-beerhouse, Stambourne, to Walter Henry Brand from Samuel Smith, deceased.   .... Granted.

17 Dec 1943

Death and Funeral - The death took place at her home, The Waggon and Horses (Twinstead), on December 6th of Mrs Bertha Harding (wife of David Harding-Payne), aged 62 years.  She had lived in the village for about 40 years and was much respected by all who knew her, for she was always ready to do a kindness and lend a helping hand, and had a cheery word for all.  She was a staunch member of the Parish Church, for many years was a member of the choir, and always helped with the decorating of the church.  .......

Halstead Petty Sessions

Licensing Matters

Mr L F Gentry, licensee of The Rose and Crown, Halstead, applied for an occasional licence ......

Mr S G King, licensee of The Swan, Great Henny, applied for an hour's extension on December 22nd, on the occasion of a Home Guard dinner. -Granted.

24 Dec 1943

Mrs Lambert has followed her father and grandfather as licensee of the "Lord Nelson", Hythe Hill, Colchester.

Halstead Gazette & Times - 1944

Taken from 1944 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, February 2002

21 Jan 1944

Death - Ling - On January 12th, at The Lion Inn, Belchamp Otten, Walter Ling, aged 67 years.

28 Jan 1944

Funeral - The funeral took place at the Parish Church last week on Mr Walter Ling, whose death occurred on January 12th.  Deceased was 67 years of age and had been licensee of "The Red Lion" public-house for nearly 12 years.  ....

18 Feb 1944

Fraud on Clergyman and Licensees

At Chelmsford on Friday Albert Baker (51), an agricultural worker, staying at a hostel at Great Leighs, appeared on two charges

Licensee Awarded £250

Injured While Driving a Van

An action for damages for personal injuries arising out of a collision between a horse and van and a lorry between Cressing and Braintree, was brought by George Clark, licensee of The Three Horse Shoes, Cressing, against the Crittall Manufacturing Company, of Braintree, at the Essex Assize at Chelmsford.  .....

3 Mar 1944

"Rationed Food" Charge at Hedingham - Case Dismissed

At Hedingham Petty Sessions on Tuesday, before Mr T S Whitlock and Mr F Woodcock.

Thomas F Fenner, licensee of the "White Horse" public-house, Ridgewell, pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawfully obtaining rationed food.  ......

Opening the case for the prosecution, Mr Beecroft said the charge related to tinned fruit and raisins, which were on the points

The Magistrates retired for deliberation in private and, upon their return, the Chairman said a technical offence had been committed, but the case would be dismissed under the Probation Offenders Act on the payment of the costs and the advocate's fee.  The costs were 4s and the advocates' fee £3 3s 0d.

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made by Mr H E Ward, of Foxearth, for the full transfer of the licence of the "Red Lion", Belchamp Otten, from Mr Walter Ling (deceased) to Mrs Annie Minnie Ling.  Granted.

10 Mar 1944

Tripped on Mat - Inquest

Mrs Minnie Agnes Hunt, licensee and proprietor of the Royal Hotel, Brightlingsea, said that her father Walter James Greenwood (90) a retired publican, tripped on a mat, (and ultimately caused his death.)  .....

Halstead Petty Sessions

Occasional Licence

Application was made by Mr W G Rippingale, landlord of the "Griffin", Halstead, for an occasional licence ... Granted.

7 Apr 1944

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Nags Head, Halstead, from Mr Ronald H Tyrell to Mr Samuel Turner, of Halstead.  It was stated that the ingoing tenant had held licences on two previous occasions. - Granted.

28 Apr 1944

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Occasional Licence

Application was made by Mr J N Kendall, of The Falcon, Castle Hedingham, for an occasional licence to sell intoxicating liquors at Messrs Rippers' Canteen.

19 May 1944

Halstead Petty Sessions

Occasional Licence

Application was made by Mr L M Gentry, of The Rose and Crown, Halstead, for an occasional licence.  Granted.

26 May 1944

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Wheelwrights Arms", Steeple Bumpstead, from Mr T F Martin to Mr Willie Ernest Phillips, of Hargrave, Bury St Edmunds. -Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and

The Extra Half-Hour

There was a letter from Flying-Officer Nankivell, whose wife is carrying on the licence of The White Hart Hotel, Great Yeldham, during his absence, inquiring whether it was compulsory for the premises to be kept open for the extra half-hour - to 10.30 during the summer? -The Chairman said the Magistrates had considered the letter, and if the licensee wished to close at 10 pm, in the circumstances the Magistrates would not object.  They would leave it to Mrs Nankivell to do as she liked.

9 Jun 1944

Death - Roberts - On June 2nd, at The Sugar Loaves, Sible Hedingham, Annie Margaret, wife of Oliver Roberts, aged 51 years.

Transfer of Bures Licence

At a special Police Court at Halstead on Monday, before Mr R E Vaizey (chairman) and Mr C Ready, application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of the Eight Bells public-house, Bures Hamlet, from Mr E G Cousins to Mr George Thomas Boulton, of Wormingford Road, Colchester.  ....  In reply to the Chairman, it was stated that Mr Cousins had been at the Eight

Sible Hedingham

Death of Mrs Roberts - The death occurred on Friday evening of Mrs Annie Margaret Roberts, wife of Mr Oliver Roberts, of

16 Jun 1944

Halstead Petty Sessions - Transfer

Application was made for the temporary transfer of the licence of "The Hare and Hounds," Greenstead Green, from Mr G W Roberts to Mr Charles Philip Loose.  Granted.

23 Jun 1944

Hedingham Petty Sessions - Licensing

The full transfer of the licence of The Wheelwrights Arms, Steeple Bumpstead, from Mr T F Martin to Mr Willie E Phillips was granted.

There was also an application for the full transfer of an "off" beerhouse at Gestingthorpe from the late Mr John Martin to Mr Horace W A Reeve, formerly of Gosfield.  .... Granted.

30 Jun 1944

Halstead Petty Sessions - Licensing

The following full transfers were granted: The Hare and Hounds, Greenstead Green, from Mr G W Roberts to Mr Charles P Loose; and The Eight Bells, Bures Hamlet, from Mr E G Cousins to Mr George T Boulton.

18 Aug 1944

Publican Fined £5

In Possession of Army Wire Netting

At Braintree Petty Sessions on Wednesday, Sidney Swallow, landlord of the Three Horseshoes Inn, Felsted, was charged with being in possession of five rolls of camouflaged wire netting, the property of the Secretary of State for War, at Felsted on July 18th. ...

17 Nov 1944

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made for the temporary transfer of the "Carpenters Arms", Halstead, from Mr William J Everitt to Mr Albert George Bright. -Granted.

15 Dec 1944

Halstead Petty Sessions

Licensing

Mr S G King, landlord of The Swan, Great Henny, was granted an extension of permitted hours from 10 to 1 am on December 16th, the occasion of a Home Guard dinner and concert.

The licence, of The Carpenters Arms, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mr W J Everitt to Mr Albert Geo. Bright.

Taken from 1945 Halstead & Colne Valley Gazette & Times

Transcribed by Jill Fleming, March 2002

9 Feb 1945

Methyl Alcohol in Cocktails

At a special Court at Maldon on February 1st, Horace Woodcraft, licensee of the Railway Bell public-house, Maldon, and Halford E Purser, formerly licensee of the Ship public-house, Fulbridge, Maldon, were charged with having in their possession for the purpose of sale, food called Paradise cocktail, to which methyl alcohol and acid had been added so as to render it injurious to health; and having in their possession for purpose of sale food called Paradise cocktail which was intended for, and not fit for

The Bench convicted on all charges and fined Purser a total of £12, with 10gns. costs, and Woodcraft £7, with 5 gns. costs.

It was stated that an injunction against the use of the name Paradise cocktail had been obtained by the proprietors of Gordons Gin.

9 Mar 1945

Extension of Permitted Hours

Mr E J Horwood, landlord of the Kings Head, Halstead, applied for an extension of permitted hours from 3 pm to 5 pm on March

30 Mar 1945

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Occasional Licence

Mr J Kendall, licensee of The Falcon, Castle Hedingham, made application for an occasional licence from 7pm to 11 pm on April 7th for a dinner at Messrs Rippers' Canteen.  Granted.

27 Apr 1945

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer - Application was made for the full transfer of the licence of the Wheelwrights Arms, Steeple Bumpstead, from Mr W E Phillips to Mr T F Martin. -Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and the police raised no objection.  Mr Martin previously held the licence of this house.  Granted.

11 May 1945

Wakes Colne

The Late Mrs Tabner - The funeral took place at the Parish Church on Saturday of Mrs Julia Tabner, licensee of the Railway Tavern, where she had resided for the past 52 years.  Her husband, the late Mr Harry Tabner, held the licence for 33 years and on his death 19 years ago the licence was transferred to Mrs Tabner.  A native of Thetford, she was 78 years of age, and was

29 Jun 1945

Death - Mayhew - On June 22nd, at The Anchor, Earls Colne, Mark Mayhew, aged 67 years.

Earls Colne

The Late Mr M Mayhew - The death occurred on June 22nd of Mr Mark Mayhew, who had held the licence of "The Anchor" for the past 25 years.  He was 67 years of age, and had been ailing for a long time, having suffered from arthritis and heart trouble. 

27 Jul 1945

Gainsford End

Death of Mr Frank Metson - The death occurred on July 19th, at the age of 66 years, of Mr Frank Metson, of The Wheatsheaf public house.  He had been ailing for about three months.  A native of Toppesfield, Mr Metson was born at Mortimers Farm.  He had held the licence of the Wheatsheaf for the past 36 years and had also farmed a small-holding.  His wife predeceased him about six years ago.  The funeral took place on Tuesday, service in the Toppesfield Congregational Church. (Details and mourners).

17 Aug 1945

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Transfer - The licence of the "Wheatsheaf," Gainsford End, Toppesfield, was fully transferred from the late Mr Frank Metson to Mr William A Butcher of Gainsford End.  -Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and the Police raised no objection.

24 Aug 1945

Transfer - The licence of The Anchor, Earls Colne, was fully transferred from the late Mr Mark Mayhew to Mrs Constance Mayhew.  - On behalf of the Police, Inspector Billett raised no objection.

7 Sep 1945

Halstead Petty Sessions

The Bull Hotel, Halstead

There was an application for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Bull Hotel, Halstead, from Mrs Mabel E Ward to Mr Archibald A Wilson, of Garwood Cottage, Battlesbridge.

Inspector Billett said the testimonials had been verified and were satisfactory.  The Police raised no objection.

The Chairman: How long have you been in the trade?

Mr Wilson: For 23 years.

Inspector Billett said Mr Wilson held eight licences.

The Chairman inquired whether he would live at The Bull Hotel?

Mr Wilson replied in the negative.  He said he was putting in a manager and manageress.  He really intended the licence for his son when he was demobilised from the RAF.

The transfer was granted.

The Lion Inn, Earls Colne

There was also an application for the temporary transfer of the licence of The Lion Inn, Earls Colne, from Mrs Mabel E Ward and Ivy Kenny to Mr Stanley G Godfrey, of Courtauld Road, Braintree.

Inspector Billett said these testimonials had also been verified and were satisfactory.  The Police raised no objection.

The proposed tenant, who has been employed at Messrs Crittall's, said he had had no previous experience.

The transfer was granted.

28 Sep 1945

Hedingham Petty Sessions

Harold A Hasleham, licensee of the Royal Hotel, Southend, was summoned for the misuse of petrol and for having no declaration; and there were similar charges against the Southend Motor and Aero Club.  &ldots;. dismissed the case against Hasleham.

19 Oct 1945

Halstead Petty Sessions

Transfers - The licence of the Bull Hotel, Halstead, was fully transferred from Mrs Ward to Mr A A Wilson; and that of the White Lion, Earls Colne, from Mrs Ward and Ivy Kenny to Mr S G Godfrey.

2 Nov 1945

Licensing Applications at Halstead

At Halstead Magistrates' Court on Monday, before Mr F A Vaizey (chairman) and other Magistrates, the only business was three licensing applications.

Mr A J Hines (Messrs Smith, Morton and Son) applied for the temporary transfer of the licence of the "Hare and Hounds," Greenstead Green, from Mr C E Loose, to Mr C G Coppin; and there was a similar application by Mr S Moger for the transfer of the licence of the off-beerhouse at Burtons Green from Mr Coppin to Mr R W A Bedlow, who is employed by the National Omnibus Co. -Both applications were granted.

30 Nov 1945

Magistrates' Court at Halstead

Extension of Hours

The application of Mr W E C Robinson, of the Kings Head, Gosfield, for an extension from 10 pm to 11.30 pm on December 1st, the occasion of a Home Guard Reunion Supper, was granted.

7 Dec 1945

Magistrates' Court at Hedingham

Extension - The application of Mrs K Backler, of "The Swan", Baythorne End, for an extension from 10 pm to 11 pm on December 15th, the occasion of a Slate and Goose Club night, was granted.

14 Dec 1945

Magistrates' Court at Halstead

Extension - Mr Powell, licensee of the "Woodman", Halstead, was granted an extension of hours, from 10 to 11 pm on December 11th, the occasion of a dinner of the High Street Private Billiards Club.

Transfers

Full transfers were granted for the "Hare and Hounds", Greenstead Green, from Mr C P Loose to Mr C G Coppin; and the off-beerhouse at Burtons Green from Mr C G Coppin to Mr R W A Bedlow.

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