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White Horse, Swavesey

White Horse Inn, Market Street, Swavesey

History of the White Horse Inn, Swavesey

Listed building:

Inn. C18 origins, altered early and late C19. Painted brick, red brick, local gault brick, late C19 gault brick.

WM sent this email in 2023:

I used to live in top room at White Horse Swavesey when Cyril Leaver and Betty ran the pub. Their kids were Jane and Simon and I remember a dog called Muffin, a Yorkshire terrier. Cyril saved my life when I had an accident. The family were so kind. I did try to pull some pints. It was narrow corridor upstairs and I used to hear the juke box late night in my room. I remember there was an MG club/shop at back of pub. I heard Cyril was in flying squad in London before taking on  before the inn. It was in the 1970s. I’m retired now and haven’t forgotton how these people looked after me at such a young age.


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