Pin Mill Alma
Pin Mill Alma
Closed between 1904 and 1905
Pin Mill Rd
grid reference TM 206 379
The Alma appears on OS maps at least as late as 1904, but has gone by the 1926 sheet. The 1910 Rates book records it as "Alma House" and a photograph of 1905 shows a sign with that name, so evidently it had closed by then. It's now rented out as a holiday cottage.
It can be seen on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
Auction of the Alma Inn, with good Grocer's Shop attached, Chelmondiston, near Pin Mill, in the occupation of Mr POWELL, at the annual rent of £48 10s Freehold.Ipswich Journal, October 17th 1868**
Auction of the Alma Inn, Chelmondiston, a fully-licenced Public House having a tap. bar & club-rooms, two parlours, three bed-rooms, kitchen, out-houses & garden; let to Messrs Bridges & Co Limited, whose tenancy expires 11th October next, at £12 per annum.Ipswich Journal, May 26th 1883**
The Alma is a river on the Crimea peninsular in the Ukraine. The first battle of the Crimea war between Russian soldiers and a successful, but unusually united, combined British and French force was fought here on the 20th September 1854. The Russian counter-attack one month later was at Balaclava which is today better remembered for one of the British cavalry's most famous heroic disasters.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.