Bury St Edmunds Black Boy summary from Suffolk Camra
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Bury St Edmunds Black Boy

  • 69 Guildhall St
  • IP33 1QD
  • 01284 752723ring now
  • grid reference TL 852 639
  • opened 1683
real ale available
    Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)Evening mealsTraditional pub games availablestation within a mileCar park

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    (Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

    (1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

    (** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

    (*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


    Note

    Although such signs of a black boy usually today portray a quaint picture of a sweep in Dickensian costume - in the 17th cent. the fashion for negro servants e.g. pageboys was also quite common for the wealthy.