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Horse & Jockey

Picture source: John Bradley


The Horse & Jockey was situated at 47 Main Road. This pub was present by 1924. Built in 1870 The public house was at the boundary of Somercotes & Leabrooks and the milestone is still in the rear yard (under the outside stairs) in 2013.

Mentioned in the Alfreton & Belper Journal on the 5th January 1894 when the inn was to be sold on Friday, Jan 19 1894 at 6 o’clock.
Records were found, by Mr Ken Hallsworth (licensee), of the ‘accounts of spirit’ in an out building. The ledger is titled ‘An account of Spirits sent our of stock, accompanied by Certificate’ and dates from 31st January 1924 to 6th September 1957, so there is an accurate record of the licensees, between those dates (listed below).

Licensees include:
1887 John Wain
1891 John Wain
1899 John Clarke
1908 Henry A Leivers
1912 John G Allsop


From the Wines & Sprits Ledger:
31 January 1924 Mr Robert Jackson
10 September 1926 Taken over by Home Brewery Co, Daybrook
7 February 1928 H Y Varnham
16 April 1932 Arthur Trueman
4th October 1938 John James Gibson
13th February 1941 H M Islip
19 January 1953 D Bonsall
1985 – 2012 Kenneth Hallsworth
October 2012-Jan 2013 Steve Fitzgerald
January 2013 – to July 2013 Robert (Bob) Molloy

Source: John Bradley

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