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Commercial Inn and Posting House
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on Jul-01 in 1843 when Thomas Puncher was the landlord states that :
"Two men, John Cooper and James Noble, were in court accussed of causing a riot in Lowestoft and assaulting a Police Inspector. Thomas Puncher, landlord of the Queens Head, witnessed the riot on Polling Day that started when a placard was carried out of his pub. The two accussed were seen to break the placard and use it to beat the Inspector. They were both found guilty and sentenced to 2 years hard labour."
last updated 02/09/2014
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)