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Eye Horse Shoes

Eye Horse Shoes

also traded as Three Horseshoes

Closed 1991 or 1992

18 Castle St

grid reference TM 145 737

Now residential, the building dates from the early 18th century with the façade dating from the late 19th.

A report in the Bury & Norwich Post** on Aug-10 in 1869 when Harry Gill was the landlord states that :

Frederick Adams a letter carrier admitted setting fire to a straw stack when he discarded the match he used to light a cigar. On his way from the Lion he passed the stack then stopped to talk to Harry Gill son of the Horse Shoes landlord, minutes later the stack was seen ablaze. Adams was described as a good man, excepting habits of intoxication…







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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

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