Lawshall King William
mid 20th century
closed 1940s circa
last owner Greene King
grid reference TL 855 550
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last updated 08/12/2013
It has been confirmed that the present Windsor House is indeed the site of The King William pub, or 'the William' as some locals knew it. Some old photos of the pub from the local archive are now published thanks to Elizabeth Clarke - also see their archive group website for more details.
We've found records suggesting it was at least open until WWII. (Reported in Hawkstead Rd. in 1881 census and Bury Rd. in 1891 census.)
The Suffolk Free Press reported on October 12th 1904:
Lawshall. The sad death of Mrs Rose Long a young woman is reported aged 29, she lived in one of King William cottages on the Bury road, Lawshall, she is stated to have died from gastro enteritis resulting from drinking impure water, it is said the woman with other women obtained water from a chalk well, this well is situate close to a double closet (midden) which is common to all the tenants.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)