Risby

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Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.

If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.

Introduction

Some delightful flint walled cottages border the village green in this Breckland village. A number of prehistoric finds have been made locally including Iron Age barrows containing cremations and inhumation burials. Nearby the Black Ditches are believed to be the most easterly of a series of early Anglo-Saxon defensive earthworks built across the Ickenield Way. Risby Poors heath and Cavenham heath are two of the last areas of totally unspoilt breckland heath.

Saxham & Risby Station (originally just "Saxham") opened in 1854 and closed in December 1964, though passenger traffic ceased in 1967.

Risby was recorded in Domesday variously as "Rasbi", "Risbi" and "Resebi". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Riſbye".

The White Horse was originally in Great Saxham parish until A14 re-alignments.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory also lists a beer seller called Hannah Smith.

The 1855 White's Directory also lists a beer seller called My. Smith .

The 1861 census also lists:

Edgar Fenton/27y/Baker & brewer/Woolpit

Edward Drake/24y/Butcher, dealer & beer seller/Hawstead - married to Susanna Drake/21y/Bury St Edmunds

The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists a beer house keeper called William Fenton (& grocer & baker & draper).

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