Bungay Prince of Wales
St Mary's St
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CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 14/07/2015
Also listed at Upper Olland Street (in 1839 + 1855).
In 1823 Pigot's Directory the "Eclipse" coach is leaving at 8am on Mon, Wed & Sat evenings for Norwich & at 7pm on Mon, Wed & Sat evenings for Halesworth.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Oct 1855 states :
James Low of St Andrews was found guilty of stealing a glass tumbler, the property of Mr Driver, landlord of the Prince of Wales Inn, Bungay. Driver stated that he suffered greatly at fairs, and similar gatherings, from losing glasses, having lost as many as 20 in one day. Low admitted the offence and was sentenced to 21 days' hard labour.
Gerald Balls was in the 1881 census as the publican. Identified with his family including his father George Balls, who is a direct descendent of mine, my great-great-great-grandfather.
Who was born at Midfield and was first recorded as living at Bungay from 1841 census he was a millwright.
(information from John Ranson)
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)