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Newmarket Woolpack



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Drapery Row


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last updated 28/08/2015

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Jan-18 in 1898 when W J Hawkes was the landlord states that :

Harry Barker was found not guilty of maliciously wounding Samuel Lancaster whom he had stabbed in the temple with a knife, Barker had pleaded self defence. W J Hawkes, landlord of the Woolpack, described Lancaster when he was worse for drink as a "quarrelsome, ill conditioned man who would quarrel with his own shadow". Another witness described how Lancaster was standing on Barkers leg showing "how they did it in France" and giving him a "French kick", then later holding by the throat on the floor.

Also listed at Market Place and Wellington Lane.


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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)