Witnesham

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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

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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