Bury St Edmunds Cricketers Inn
previously known as: Green Dragon, Cricketer's Armshistorical era: late 20th century
142 King's Rd
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last updated 14/07/2015
Stood on the north side of what's now King's Road, roughly where the roundabout junction with Parkway is now, as shown on an 1886 OS Map.
The pub is named on an 1885 map.
Field Lane became Cemetery Rd after 1851 and then King's Rd. in the 20th century.
Listed at 20 Field Lane by 1851, 50 Cemetery Rd. by 1874, 142 Cemetery Rd. by 1901 and finally at 142 King's Rd. (Street renaming and renumbering).
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Feb 1880 states that :
On Monday morning William Lofts, landlord of the Cricketers' Arms, had not risen at his usual hour so his daughter went to her father's room to find him dead in his bed. He had complained of pains in the chest the previous night, but nothing serious was apprehended by his friends.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)