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last updated 30/12/2019

Lowestoft Fisherman's Arms

historical closure era: mid 20th century

closed 1922

75 Whapload Rd

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This pub has been reported at number 6, but the 1910 Lowestoft Rate book places it at number 75, when the pub was owned by Youngmans & Preston. (The road was renumbered between 1901 & 1911).

It remained a tavern up to 1922 from that date it became a FishmongerÂ’s and remained so until 1938. After the Second World War it was pulled down and a Cold Store was built on the site.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in Sep 1880 states that :

Mr T Sayer made an application to transfer the license for the FishermanÂ’s Arms to new premises situated on the corner of Battery green Road. There was a strong objection to the proposed new site as the area was considered quiet and respectable. It was also where church goers congregated on a Sunday morning as it was the principal route from town avoiding the nuisance of Herring Fleet Score. A further objection was that the Inn would be opposite the newly acquired vicarage. The application was withdrawn in the face of such strong opposition.Ipswich Journal, September 1880**

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)