The Murderers Pub, Sports Bar in Norwich

Murderers Landlords 1841  - Present

Over the past 180 years, the landlords and landladies of The Gardeners Arms / Murderers, have created a diverse, and fascinating history. Click through the links, to discover more about many of them, their family's, as well as events that influenced the operation of the pub. From fairground owners with direct links to 'Buffalo Bill', a one thumbed barman &  a World  War I hero. From births, deaths, and to the now infamous 1895 murder!

Here's a list of our landlords over the past 180 years

1841 John Savory - Click HERE History of John Savory
1850 William Bales
25.12.1853 Thomas Cooper Click HERE History of Thomas & Maria Cooper
  Licence refused 1867 granted on appeal
16.10.1867 Thomas Cooper
24.02.1874 Maria Cooper
02.04.1878 Samuel Lowe
06.08.1878 Maria Lowe - Click HERE History of Maria Lowe
30.09.1881 William Walker Cooper - Click HERE History of William Cooper
08.09.1884 Frederick Field -Click HERE History of Frederick Field
28.02.1887 John Ellis - Click HERE History of John Ellis
25.06.1889 Charles Sands - Click HERE History of Charles Sands
26.11.1889 George Shemming - Click HERE History of George Shemming
29.03.1892 Henry Wilby - Click HERE History of Henry & Maria Wilby
  Henry Wilby died 16/1/1895 on the premises leaving his wife to run the pub.
10.02.1895 Maria Wilby
19.11.1895 Edward Wickham -Click HERE History of Edward Wickham
04.02.1902 George James Johnson- Click HERE History of George Johnson
19.01.1904 Alfred James Parfitt - Click HERE History of Alfred James Parfitt
08.10.1912 Walter Spatchett - Click HERE History of Walter Spatchett
17.08.1915 Ernest William Crisp - Click HERE History of Ernest & Sarah Crisp
03.10.1916 Sarah Crisp
13.05.1919 Ernest William Crisp
09.02.1926 James Howes - Click HERE History of James Howes
  James Howes convicted 02.03.1927 of permitting drunkeness.
Fine £1 or 13 days detention.
10.05.1927 Edwin Thomas Elliott - Click HERE History of Edwin Thomas Elliott
05.04.1932 Douglas Arthur Oliver Baker - Click HERE History of Douglas Baker
24.05.1932 Arthur Herbert Lister - Click HERE History of Arthur Herbert Lister
05.03.1935 Francis Albert Bloom Cooper - Click HERE History of Francis Cooper
28.12.1938 James Robert Parker - Click HERE History of James Parker
03.01.1956 Cyril William Robert Bush - Click HERE Hisory of Cyril Bush
11.03.1958 Walter Clifford George - Click HERE History of Walter Clifford George
09.10.1962 Arthur & Margaret Bird - Click HERE History of Arthur & Margaret Bird

08.02.1977

Douro Potter & Raymond John Lince - Click HERE History of Ray Lince
17.11.1977 Douro Potter - Click HERE History of  Douro Potter
16.07.1984 Ivan Brown - Click HERE History of Ivan Brown
by 2003 Ivan Brown & Philip Cutter - Click HERE History of Philip Cutter

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Reproduced with kind permission from www.norfolkpubs.co.uk