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Laira Inn

Picture source: Gary Ellis


The Laira Inn was situated at Marsh Mills and was present by 1850. It closed in the 1950s and was demolished to make way for road expansion.
Source: Clive Schneidau
This pub was situated in the "Dip" in Laira. The current road runs over it as it was all filled in when the new road went in along the Embankment. It was situated below the road bridge and Blagdon's Boat yard was on the other side of the bridge. The china clay horse drawn tramway used to run passed the pub from under the bridge and used to cross the main rail link into Plymouth at the end of the street (although it was not in operation at the time we lived there). My parents ran this pub for 9 months before moving up to the Railway Inn at Mutley. We lived there in the early Seventies may be late sixties.
Gary Ellis (January 2017)

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