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Southwold Marquis of Lorne

Southwold Marquis of Lorne

also traded as Waggon and Horses

closed 6th February 1956

2 High St

grid reference TM 505 764

The Marquis of Lorne closed in 1956, with the license transferred to the Leiston Engineer's Arms, which up until then only had a beerhouse license.

Whilst researching the family history and looking at the 1891 census, I was intrigued to discover that my great, great grandfather Richard Lord and his wife Maria were landlord and lady of the `Marquis of Lorne` pub in Southwold at that time. Richard and his family were from Heacham in Norfolk where he was a `ship owner` transporting coal. They arrived in Southwold around 1861 where he continued with his coal transport business until sometime in 1863 when his ship caught fire - and I presume all was lost. He then set up as a butcher before taking on the pub sometime in the 1880's…

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

(** extract from a book "A Selection of Ghost Stories Smuggling Stories and Poems connected with Southwold by A. BARRETT JENKINS)

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

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