Monday, 28 November 2011

The Marlpit: once a farm now a pub

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WHO can help me with the history of this pub on the borders of Hellesdon and Norwich?The Marlpit on Hellesdon Road looks as if it has been there for centuries. But if the old OS maps are to be believed, this was “Lower Farm” until at least 1937 and perhaps until after the Second World War. It is set in spacious grounds and there are a number of out-buildings. It makes sense. But my book would be all the better for a 70-something who could remember the old days. If you can help, please get in touch. 
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** More on the pub from the Evening News here.