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Rising Sun

Picture source: Stuart Hoare

The Rising Sun was situated on Shefford Road. The publican from 1903 to 1936 (with a brief gap) was Charles Durston. His son Jack (1893-1965) was a fine cricketer. 6 feet 6 inches tall and powerfully built, he bowled fast medium right hand for Middlesex from 1919 to 1933 and in one test match for England, against Australia at Lord's in 1921 when he took 4/102 and 1/34 but despite this promising start was never again selected. Jack was born in Clophill, but not at the Rising Sun. The last listed publican was Clive Peter Harris. It closed in 2007 and is now used as a private house.

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