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Kirton Greyhound

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 18th cent.

closed 1962

Bucklesham Rd

grid reference TM 275 401

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last updated 17/07/2015

According to the Woodbridge licensing register, the Greyhound's license was issued in 1853. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got its full (ie not just beer) license isn't known.

This pub appears on the 1838 and 1921 OS maps.

The landlord and landlady from 1929 was Walter and Ethel Pooley. Ethel died in the 1940's after which time their daughter, Flossie Wynne ran the pub with her father Walter until it closed in 1962.

The pub was subsequently demolished in 1966.

Curiously, the Felixstowe licensing records show the Greyhound as closing on December 3rd, 1967.

Many thanks to Ali Phillips, who is Flossie Wynne's grand-daughter and has supplied this information.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Mar-20 in 1833 when Mr Self was the landlord states that :

Self & 3 parish officers ejected 2 revellers from the pub and placed them in the village stocks for 2 hours. A court found the violence unjustified and awarded damages to the accused.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1835 states that :

To be sold by auction under the execution of the Sherriff of Suffolk, and free of duty, the household furniture and fixtures, butchers implements, harness mare, the growing crop of a quarter acre of wheat, and effects of Samuel John Self, upon the premises.

(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)