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Wickham Market Blue Boar

Wickham Market Blue Boar

South, 52.15296,1.36219

closed 1969

opened pre-1652

The Hill

grid reference TM 300 558

I have seen the Blue Boar recorded frequently as The Blew Boar and was a haunt of local smuggler "Little Dick" (information from Sue Canfer)

The Ipswich Journal, 21st January 1807, carried the following article relating to Little Dick.

Wednesday night was accidentally killed by a fall from his horse, in the road between Framlingham and Wickham, Richard Arnold, the noted smuggler, well known by the name of Little Dick. When found he was not quite dead, but soon afterwards expired.

According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Blue Boar was recorded in churchwarden's accounts 1652/3.

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

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