Railway Hotel (Haddon)

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Railway Hotel
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Town Haddon
Closed 31 December 1915
Known dates 1908 1915

The Railway Hotel was a hotel in Haddon, Victoria, <1908-1915.

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The Railway Hotel was in Haddon.[1]

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In May 1908 the Licenses Reduction Board held a hearing to see if the hotel should be delicensed:

RAILWAY HOTEL, HADDON. Railway hotel, Haddon; owner, Edward C. Rogers; licensee, John Flynn. Mr F. H. Tuthill appeared for both parties. Inspector Balchin said the hotel was an old wooden building, fairly well kept and furnished, and well conducted. There had been two convictions, one for having the bar door open, and one for Sunday trading. The rent was 20s per week, and the assessment £45. In his opinion, the hotel, was not required. Constable Olney said that one hotel in Haddon would be enough, but he would not take it upon himself to say whether the Railway or British Queen should be closed. John Rogers, wine and spirit merchant, said that one hotel was enough for the requirements of Haddon, but he thought the Railway was more required than the British Queen. James Roach, of Haddon, said that two hotels were not too many for Haddon. Ada Hamlyn said she was at one time licensee of the British Queen, and afterwards took the Railway hotel. From her experience of both houses she considered the Railway was the better hotel for business. John Flynn, licensee, gave evidence with regard to the number of rooms in the hotel and the accommodation available for the public. Decision was reserved.[2]

On 22 March 1915, the hotel was included on a list of hotels to be deprived of their licenses. This list was complied by the Licenses Reduction Board in Melbourne. Licensing district hearings for hotels on this list were to be held at the Ballarat Supreme Court on 11 May.[1] The hotel was one of about 40 hotels closed by the License Reduction Board and ceased trading at 9.30pm on 31 December 1915.[3] The court paid the owner £290 compensation[4] and the licensee £70.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1915 'LICENSES REDUCTION BOARD.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 23 March, p. 10, viewed 13 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1504941
  2. 2.0 2.1 1908 'RAILWAY HOTEL, HADDON.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 May, p. 4. , viewed 26 Nov 2022, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205464159
  3. 1915 'DELICENSED', The Evening Echo (Ballarat, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), 31 December, p. 4. (FOURTH EDITION), viewed 04 Feb 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article241695876
  4. 1915 'LICENSING ACT 1915.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 15, viewed 10 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1578545
  5. 1915 'THE Grenville Standard,', Grenville Standard (Vic. : 1915 - 1918), 16 October, p. 1. , viewed 23 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119667457

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