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Sudbury Chequers



closed

Gaol Ln

grid reference TL 874 413


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last updated 15/01/2015

It's been claimed that the Chequers stood where the Town Hall now stands, but since we have a news report about the pub from 1856 and the Town Hall was built in 1828, this seems to be wrong.


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

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.