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Ipswich Alexandra Beer House

Ipswich Alexandra Beer House

Closed between 1840 and 1920

20 Carr St

grid reference TM 165 446

An application to renew the license for the sale of beer at the Alexandra beer house was made by John Freston. The magistrates heard that there were a number of complaints made by the neighbours regarding the language used by Mr and Mrs Freston particularly during their many domestic tiffs. One incident that occurred last winter caused particular concern when Mr Fenson turned his wife out of doors in the middle of the night in a state of near nudity. A police officer attracted by the disturbance spent some time persuading Mr Freston to throw down a shawl so that his wife could cover her nakedness. It was a very inclement night and the officer persuaded the poor woman to seek refuge at the police station…

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