Witnesham

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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

A linear village with a modern estate to the northern end, recorded in Domesday as "Wittlesham". Older buildings are set around the bridge in the steep valley of the river Fynn. Carl Giles was a famous local resident and a cartoonist for the Daily Express for about 50 years until his death in 1995 aged 78. He also worked for the East Anglian Daily Times in Ipswich and created about 7500 published cartoons mainly featuring characters from a fictitious family including the famous "grandma" character which dates back to 1945.

Victoria Mills comprised a windmill and a steam mill.

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History

The Orwell licensing records show an off-sales only license held by Alfred George Salter from 1963 to at least 1967.

Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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