( Importer of foreign wines & spirits, Exchange Street & Post
Office Street - 1846 )
| 1842 - 1846
The Norfolk Chronicle of 1st January 1820 advised that
Ned Painter had taken the Sun & Anchor, Lobster Lane.
As well as selling the best Ales, London Porter, Spirits, Wine etc., he would be giving
private lessons in sparring, in the most scientific style.
( An accomplished bare knuckle boxer, Ned Painter was the only man credited
with beating English Champion of the day, Tom Spring. )
Bolingbroke, in Norfolk Archaeology, places the Sun & Anchor to the
South of St. Crouch churchyard, roughly in the position of the later Post Office Tavern.
It is likely that the original Sun & Anchor was demolished in the late 1820's when
Exchange Street was created ( by c1832 )
The Post Office Tavern is listed in 1845 as well as the Sun & Anchor, which is given
in Post Office Street ( Lower part of Exchange Street )
Rumours that the Ironmongers Arms was previously the Sun & Anchor
have not been substantiated.