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Burnt Fen Pig & Whistle


closed 1950s late

Whistle Drove

grid reference TL 649 829

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Burnt Fen is part of the Beck Row, Holywell Row and Kenny Hill parish

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 11/04/2015

A fair used to be held at front of pub.

My grandfather was the landlord from about 1911 or 1912. My father was a baby when thay moved in after being flooded out by little ouse (on the Norfolk side of the river). After my grandfather finished with the pub my fathers brother Jim then took over and was the last landlord there was when he called time and the doors closed for the last time. I have a photo of my father and uncle Jim with others outside the Pig and Whistle in 1920 - published - I think thay were just off to play couits (quoits) and thay were runners up in the West Suffolk league that year. Uncle Jim is 5th from left and my father is the young boy with the dog in front of him. The lady in the picture is my aunt Mabel.

(information supplied by Francis Brown)

Pub was demolished in 1980s.

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

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)