Blunham Pubs: The Wheatsheaf

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, / see 'The Beerhouse' on my link 'Misc & Mash' / entry..13 . / 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 smoking amd Merriment.


Wm Clarke, a Sextant and Parish Clerk 1876
Owners now John Morris, Brewers of Ampthill  
Miss Selina Clarke 1898-1906
Herbert Currant 1906-1911
Alfred Lett 1911-1912
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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