Landlord History - Thomas & Maria Cooper 1853-1878
At the Petty Sessions held on Tuesday 30th October 1866, Police Inspector Curtis proved Thomas Cooper had harboured a police constable, whilst on duty. The constable had been discovered in the pub drinking and smoking with a soldier.
Thomas Cooper was fined £1.00 and costs
The following year, (1867), the licences for the premises was refused, presumably for this offence, however, it was later granted on appeal.
The Norfolk Chronicle - 2nd November 1866