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Nacton Anchor

Nacton Anchor

Closed about 1892

The Street

grid reference TM 219 399

The Anchor is said to have closed down during World War One, supposedly by order of a local landowner and MP, Mr Tomline.

According to local legend, his wife was accosted by a group of somewhat happy members of the soldiery while riding her horse and invited in for a drink. Being of good character, she declined, but her husband was less happy and decided the place should be closed. As a result he was on occasion greeted in parliament with the opposition cry of "Who closed the Nacton Anchor then?"

However, the "during Word War One" claim seems to be contradicted by the 1904 OS map which shows "Club House" where earlier maps showed the Anchor, suggesting it had already closed by then. By 1926 the building was shown on the map as "The Moorings"…

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

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