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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.last updated 11/04/2019
Woodbridge Shiphistorical era: ancient
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, October 30th 1742***, to Mr George Bugg at the Sign of the Ship, Woodbridge.
To be lett, at Lady Day next, a good accustom'd House in Woodbridge, called or known by the Name or Sign of the Ship, near the Key, with two Stables, a Brewhouse, and large Yard. Enquire of Mr Thomas Powell, Carpenter, in Woodbridge.Ipswich Journal, December 27th 1755***
Sweeten Fuller, at the Anchor in Woodbridge, begs leave to inform his Friends and Customers that being honourably acquitted, he is released from his Confinement, and humbly hopes the Continuance of their former Favour, which will greatly oblige their humble Servant to command. The following week (16th April 1757) the paper stated that there had been an error in publishing this advertisement and confirmed that the Ship is Sweeten Fuller's Sign, and the Anchor, Nathaniel Fuller's. It apologised for the mistake.Ipswich Journal, April 9th 1757***
To be sold, a Capital Messuage, late in the Occupation of Mr. Sweeten Fuller, deceased, in Woodbridge Thoroughfare, consisting of convenient Cellars, three Parlours, a Hall, Kitchen and laundry, with Chambers and Garrets over the same. Also, a large Garden, well planted with Fruit-Trees, two Stables, and other convenient Outhouses to the said Messuage belonging. Rnquire of Mrs. Susanna Russell on the Premises (no reference to an inn).Ipswich Journal, November 20th 1773***
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)