Lowestoft Fisherman's Armshistorical era: mid 20th century
75 Whapload Rd
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.last updated 08/01/2017
This pub has been reported at number 6, but the 1910 Lowestoft Rate book places it at number 75, when the pub was owned by Youngmans & Preston. (The road was renumbered between 1901 & 1911).
It remained a tavern up to 1922 from that date it became a Fishmonger’s and remained so until 1938. After the Second World War it was pulled down and a Cold Store was built on the site.
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1880 states that :
Mr T Sayer made an application to transfer the license for the Fisherman’s Arms to new premises situated on the corner of Battery green Road. There was a strong objection to the proposed new site as the area was considered quiet and respectable. It was also where church goers congregated on a Sunday morning as it was the principal route from town avoiding the nuisance of Herring Fleet Score. A further objection was that the Inn would be opposite the newly acquired vicarage. The application was withdrawn in the face of such strong opposition.Ipswich Journal, September 1880**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)