The George bygone – January

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A Happy New Year to all our readers.

In January 1859, Robert Adams, landlord of The George since about 1857, was hoping to drum up more business in the New Year by advertising, tersely, in both the East Suffolk Mercury and Lowestoft Weekly News.

One has to wonder about his order of priorities, though!

We hope that you are not having to deal with any consequences of your Christmas celebrations like those suggested by this Woodbridge Court sessions report, from the 6th January 1849 in the Suffolk Chronicle, on ‘goings-on’ at The Chequers:

To be charitable, perhaps the witness was still feeling the after-effects when testifying.