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Barking Blackbirds (Birds)

Barking Blackbirds (Birds)

also traded as Blackbird

closed 1965

opened 1860s

Barking Rd

grid reference TM 066 523

Now residential, the Blackbirds was originally only licensed as a beerhouse; it only got a full license on February 8th 1956, according to the Stow licensing records. It was known locally just as "the Birds".

It's shown here as a beerhouse on an OS map of the 1890s. (interactive map)

old OS map

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Opening date from A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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