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Sudbury Rifleman's Arms

previously known as Rifle Arms, Rifleman



closed

Melford Rd


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last updated 16/05/2012

Was known as the Rifle Arms Inn in 1893:

The Bury & Norwich Post** on May 2nd 1893 reports:

On Saturday there was much excitement in Sudbury by the fact that a strange Police Inspector and two strange constables, all in uniform were pursuing in hot haste up North street two soldiers whom they captured near the Rifle Arms Inn. The men, Private Nicholls and Cook of the Suffolk Regiment were handcuffed and taken to the police station where they were charged with attempting burglary at the Bull in Colchester. The police walked all the way from Colchester to the Five Bells at Cornard where they hired a horse and trap. The prisoners we understand will also be charged with desertion departed by the 10.17 train for Colchester.


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

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)