Photo of Waterman's Arms

Ipswich Waterman's Arms

also traded as as: Boiler Makers Arms

historical era: mid 20th century

9 Foundry Ln

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last updated 17/07/2015


Listed in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923, so evidently closed after 1923.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jun 1850 states :

An inquest was held at the Waterman's Arms, Ipswich, into the death of James Roberts, aged 56, landlord of the house. It was stated that on the evening of Thursday 30th May 1850, Roberts, who had been spitting up blood and complaining of chest pains, went to the privy. He had been there about a minute when his wife heard a noise; she opened the door to find her husband throwing up blood. Assistance was quickly obtained but he never spoke again and soon after expired. The jury returned a verdict 'that death was proceeded by a rupture of one of the large vessels of the heart.'

(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)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)