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Ipswich St Clements Ale Stores

previously known as Sailor's Rest, Norwich Arms


closed 1931

last owner cobbold

68 Fore St

grid reference TM 168 441

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last updated 10/06/2015


A public house is shown on the 1884 OS map at this location. Assuming the numbering scheme is unchanged this was probably this pub.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Feb-12 in 1881 when Emma Dalby was the landlord states that :

"St Clements Ale Stores was near the Pilot & 100yds from the Steam Packet Tap.
Joseph Wilson and Mary Squirrell were lovers, she was married but seperated from her husband but nethertheless her parents disapproved of their relationship After an afternoon in the St Clements and the evening in the Welcome Stranger the two lay down on the quay and rolled into the water. Wilson was saved but Mary drowned and he was charged with wilful murder, found guilty and sentenced to death."

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

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)