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Hullbridge Village History

Anchor Inn Ferry Road.

Photo shot from Ferry Road showing the entrance to the old Anchor Inn. Photo shot 2008 from Ferry Road showing the entrance to the Anchor Inn and its car park. Photo shot 2011 from Ferry Road showing the entrance to the Anchor Inn and its car park following its facelift and 
	  	  							alterations.

List of Landlords

List of Ferrymen

1769

The earliest that the Anchor Inn is captured in documents is in 1769 Quarter sessions when John Hubbard was licensee.

1833

A Essex Standard newspaper clipping reports that at Chelmsford Petty Sessions July 19 1833.
Robert Baker Ferryman at Hull-Bridge was charged with assaulting Samuel Searle, servant to S Phillips esq.,
It appeared taht the complainant had been out with his master and was left at Hull-Bridge with a horse and chaise.

1900

In the early 1900's the business was owned by a Southend brewer, Henry Luker and Co.

1929

It was in 1929 that the old Inn was acquired with 5 acres of adjoining land by Mann, Crossman and Paulin.

1937

In 1937 the 400 year old Inn was pulled down to make way for the existing building which was built by Byford Brothers with the building facing the river and not Ferry Road as did its predecessor.

1965

2008

The property as it was 2008 with its neat row of bench seats in its river front garden.

Photo shot from river frontage of the Anchor Inn showing it's neat rows 
	  	  			of bench seats in its river front garden.

2010

The property is taken over and given a new look

Acknowledgement is made to the following contributions that this history was compiled from:-