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last updated 22/03/2016
Family history research has revealed that in 1881, my great, great, great grandfather lived in the village. The 1881 census shows that his cottage was on The Common next to The Falcon P.H. I visited the site recently and there is indeed a Falcon Cottage standing next to where my ancestor lived and maybe the building which once did service as the pub. It stands on the north side of the road from Yaxley, mid-way between the railway crossing and the T-junction at the end of Mellis Road. There is an area of common land to the north of this road and the Falcon P.H. stood on the far edge of this common.
(information from Rod Cross)
Robert Cooke who was the landlord here in the mid 1800's was my great great grandfather. Thought you would like a photo of the pub which was taken after his time there I believe. It was given to me by a resident of Mellis a couple of years ago.
(information from Ronnie Munday)
The pub was closed in 1925 as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 03 Jun in 1837 stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Falcon, Mellis Green.
(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 Bob Mitchell)
Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.