By Bill Exley
The site of the Wheatsheaf 'Beer House'
This small ale house was just a room adjacent to the main cottage at 10 Park Lane and now a private dwelling. Park Lane itself was called 'Back Lane' in bygone years, as recorded in 1903 records.The first license was granted in 1832 Also see 'The Beerhouse' on my to link 'Misc & Mash' / entry..12 .The excact 'Beer Room' itself is only an assumption on my part whilst compiling this Project. I would not think the main property would be taken over as a place of Merriment.
|Wm Clarke, a Sextant and Parish Clerk||1876|
|Owners now John Morris, Brewers of Ampthill|
|Miss Selina Clarke||1898-1906|
|This small Beerhose now closes||22/12/1912|
As a Private dwelling the tenants are as follows
|Alfred and Gertrude Norman||1944|
|This small annex is empty from apprx||1946 to 1969|
|Maureen Belcham||Oct 1969 to 1983|
|Mark and Christine Brazier||1984|
During the 1950s, Maureen Belcham's parents, Reg and Daisy Peet lived here. Ted Ashton also lived with the family and started a Fish Shop. Later Ted took the Fish Shop to a site opposite the school, formerly a gentleman's hairdressers, later becoming the Fish and Chip shop of today. Ted Ashton and Daisy Peet later moved into a new bungalow opposite 'The Wheatsheaf' with Maureen Belcham and her daughter Clare.
Page last updated 18th Sept 2019 by Bill Exley
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