Wattisfield White Swanhistorical era: date unknown
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CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 21/07/2015
Built circa 1600.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Sep-26 in 1865 when Thomas Rainbow was the landlord states that:
In an argument with Alfred Moule, Rainbow said "hit me then" Moule obliged and hit him a back handed blow. Rainbow fell and his head struck the floor first. Moule was arrested in London and charged with manslaughter.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Aug 1835 states :
An inquest heard that James Hamblin, was drinking in the White Swan, Wattisfield, and about 8pm he was put into the stable in a state of intoxication, where he was found dead the next morning. Verdict, died from excessive drinking.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Jan 1875 states :
At the Ixworth Petty Sessions of 4th January 1875 the license for the White Swan Inn, Wattisfield, was transferred from Charles Howe to Thomas Baldry.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)