ALBION STORES

Location:- Corner of Albion Street and Wellington Street, about opposite the current Oxfam Shop

Brewery or Owner:-finally- Lacons Brewery, Yarmouth.



For some, so far unknown, reason, it was often referred to as "The Pelican" but always Albion Stores in official documents. It has been surmised that the brewery sign was a pelican, but Lacon's bird is quite definitely a hawk of some kind.
Situated on the left of the alleyway into The Rookery from Wellington Street. Closed some time in the late 1950's.


Lacon's brewery in Great Yarmouth started in 1760. In 1952 the company sold 20% to Whitbread who bought out Lacon's altogether in 1965, closing the brewery 1968. Lacons deposited a sample of their brewing yeast in 1957 at the Norwich-based National Collection of Yeast Cultures, as a backup in case their own cultures got contaminated. This enabled a new company, having negotiated with Anheuser-Busch InBev to secure the name and its intellectual property, to start up in 2013 using the original yeast,and so Lacons trades again today from Great Yarmouth.

KNOWN HISTORY

Year Licensee Owner source
1899 R.W.Bixby Lacon's Brewery Cambridge Daily News
1899 Charles Henry Robinson Lacon's Brewery Cambridge Daily News
1899 Application to rebuild (EF506/12/83 Lacon's Brewery Suffolk Records Office
1899 (Oct) John Lemmon DOE Lacon's Brewery Bury Free Press
1901 John Doe Lacon's Brewery census
1906 John William Dewar Lacon's Brewery Cambridge Independent Press
1911 Frederick Dunmore (enumerator has "Pelican") Lacon's Brewery census
1913 Frederick Dunmore witness in case against Lacon's Brewery Cambridge manager Cambridge Independent Press
1916 Edith Emma Dunmore (Fredk. mobilised) Lacon's Brewery Cambridge Independent Press
1919 Frederick Dunmore (died 1938) Lacon's Brewery Cambridge Independent Press
1939 Alfred F and Edith E Dunmore Lacon's Brewery 1939 register



Alf and Edith Dunmore, around 1947




All gone, replaced late 1960s by the advertising hoarding.
Looking from New Cut, along Wellington Street, towards the High Street




2019, about where the blue car is, left bottom of this photo

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