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|
|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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