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287 Newmarket Road, Plough and Fleece

History of the Plough and Fleece

1913 Plough and Fleece

James Benstead


Doug Royston (Memories of Abbey and east Barnwell p.26): I was born on Holy Innocent’s day, 28, December 1923, in Stanley Road but before I was two years old my father bought what had been the old Plough and Fleece public house at 287 Newmarket Road. He turned it into a general store. The premises were quite large and had a large yard at the back and an old skittle alley. There was also a large dry cellar where the barrels of beer were kept. During the war father allowed neighbours to use it as an air raid shelter. Long before the sound of the siren had finished, up to a dozen neighbours were knocking on the front door to gain access to our cellar, where mother provided tera. as the war progressed and it was realised that Hitler was not particularly interested in the strategic value of newmarket Road numbers fell off and people just stayed inside.


Newmarket Fish Stores


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