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1889: Wheatsheaf granted a full license

Sussex Agricultural Express - Saturday 05 October 1889


Mr. Marshall Hall appeared in support of an application by Mr. Henry Nevill for a full license for the beer house, Cuckfield. Mr. Hall explained that the house was situated on the highway between Cuckfield and Hayward’s Heath, and for more than 12 years had been carried on as a beer house, the applicant having been landlord for 10 years, and no complaint had been made against him.

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Mr. Nevill had been for eleven years in the service of Mr. Hall as coachman, and bore a good character. In the spot where the house was situated had sprung up 30 or 40 houses, and the tenants had either to go to Cuckfield or Hayward’s Heath for what spirits they required.

Mr. Hall pointed out that Mr. Nevill had made considerable improvements at the house, and handed in memorial from the residents in the neighbourhood in favour of the application. There was a large school in the neighbourhood and demand for vehicles, which would be proved if the license was granted.

—Superintendent Denman said there was nothing known against the house, and the application was granted


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