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Beccles Sun

previously known as Chequers



closed

31 Newgate


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last updated 01/01/2015

Evidently closed not too long before 1909, as the rating records for that year list the building as "Sun inn (late)". Probably demolished as what's now number 31 is a fairly modern building.


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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


Note

The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.