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Listed at www.tollycobbold.co.uk as having been open in 1924 but closed by 1961.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 26 Aug in 1854 states that :
A free Public House called The Sportsman, Aldham, in good repair...with a good brew house, cellar, stable etc & upwards of an acre of excellent land being sold on behalf of Mr Goate GURDON Sen (Dec).
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1875 states that :
To be let, at Michaelmas, a full licensed public house known as the Aldham Sportsman, including one acre of capital arable land and premises suitable for a dealer. Apply to John Moryse, brewer at Boxford.
A report in the Bury, Norwich Post** in 1880 (Nov 02) when Charles Hayward was landlord states:
"Two men woke Hayward at 1am asking him to take in 2 beasts that they had been droving from Norwich. The bullocks were the subject of a court order and the men ended up in court accussed of breaking the order. After a complex trial they were aquitted."
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 27 Sep in 1890 states that :
James Beaumont, labourer, Elmsett was summoned by Clara Hayward, daughter of Mr HAYWARD, of the Sportsman Inn, Oldham (Typo : Aldham) for assaulting her, in her father's house on 7th September, 1890. Fined 2s & 18s costs.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)