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Downham Arms

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The Downham Arms was situated at 158 Downham Road. This pub is now in residential use.
The Ancient Order of Froth Blowers, a 1920's drinking/fun society had a VAT (group of AOFB members numbering more than 25) based at this pub. A gentleman called Henry G Clements was the lead member according to the Froth Blowers booklet which listed all the VATs http://frothblowers.co.uk/mb2130.htm
Caroline Liversidge (December 2011)
William Sidney Carter was the landlord of this pub sometime before 1939. He was previously working at the Pakenham Arms (another pub now closed) at 1, Pakenham Street, where his father Charles Albert Carter was landlord. William’s daughter Edna (my mother in law) was born at the Pakenham. She remembered the Downham Arms. William had two pot men called Mr Wish and Mr Bone. He had a dog that used to drink the slops, sleep and then wake up with a hangover! There was a flood once and William dried out the baize on the billiard table by ironing it. He used some wood from the old bar to make a shove ha’penny board.
Helen Evans (September 2020)

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