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17-02-2005, 4:44 PM
I have just found a relative, Mary Morton on the 1901 census. She was working as a servant/domestic at what I think was a pub, address 147,Derbyshire Lane,Norton. The licenced victualler for the premises was Henrietta Webster. Does anyone know what this pub would have been called?
Is it still there today?
17-02-2005, 6:09 PM
The only one I can think of is The Prince of Wales... I'd pop down there now (being only 10-15 mins walk) but I'm expecting friends round for dinner.
However, I'm heading into town tomorrow so can take a (very) minor diversion. Would you like a photo?
17-02-2005, 6:59 PM
Pardon me for butting in, but I just wanted to say how kind of you to offer to take a photo :)
A couple of years ago, I found out that my hubby's Gt. Grandfather's Pub was still standing (not the original, but rebuilt on the same site but still had the original Hanging Gantry sign).
I phoned the landlord of this pub ..... The Graving Dock Tavern and he very kindly sent me photos of it and the sign, I sent them to Ian 'Pubby' Hunter and he put them on his Essex Pubs website (having obtained permission from the landlord first of course!)
It meant a great deal to us, this act of kindness .... so give yourself a pat on the back!
17-02-2005, 7:56 PM
I would love to have a photo of it, if you are sure you don't mind.
Has it always been the Prince of Wales?
Thanks for responding so quickly.
20-02-2005, 11:25 PM
Sorry to be so long.. I'd mislaid the cable connecting my camera to the 'pooter.
I had never suspected there was another pub t'other end of the graveyard and, as it's slightly set back from the road it's not that visible from further up.
Anyway, it's 147 and it's the Cross Scythes. It's not a very glamorous building, I must warn you, and the sign appears to have fallen off and not been replaced.
But send me an email address and I'll pass on the pics.
21-02-2005, 12:03 AM
There's a (small) web page here -
They make it sound as if the pub might have bern quite prosperous in the 19th century.
09-03-2005, 9:44 AM
Thanks for the reference to the web page. I have had a look at it.
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