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Blue Anchor

Picture source: Keith Willsher


 
In the 15th century there was a wharf here called Pynke Haven, where they landed the stone from Normandy used to build the palace at Bishops Waltham. This Pub was really only accessible by water and frequented by the lightermen transiting between Botley and Bursledon with their cargo's of wood, bricks, coal, flour from the mill and hoops from Botley Quay. The unique 'double tide' that we have would have contributed to the takings of the pub however, it was not uncommon for the lighters to be unloaded, loaded and away on the same tide.
 

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