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Stowmarket Blue Posts



closed

opened 1878

closed April 30th, 1941

last owner Greene King

4 Station Rd

grid reference TM 049 587


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last updated 11/09/2014

Originally a liquor store owned by James Diaper from about 1839. In 1861 it was sold to Thomas & Jubal Raffe who were journeymen millers and corn merchants. In 1878 the trustees for Thomas Raffe's estate applied for an on-license and then sold the premises to Alexander Clutterbuck (Stowmarket Brewery). In 1882 it was acquired by Edward Greene.

A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald** on 26 Aug in 1884 states that :

Mr E. GREENE applied successfully to extend the hour of closing of the Blue Posts, Stowmarket, from 10 to 11 o'clock.

License surrendered in April 1941; the bulding was used as a hospital during the War.

Subsequently the building was converted to retail use until 2002 when it was converted to residential use.


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

(detailed information from Neil Langridge - and also Brian Southgate - see their book "Stowmarket, Combs and Stowupland Pubs" published by Polstead Press in 2009)

(some old PO information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

Blue posts were often used as an easy means of building identification before street numbering systems became widespread in usage during the 18th cent.