The Anchor Pub, South Fambridge

Photo:The Anchor Pub, now demolished

The Anchor Pub, now demolished

Mavis Sipple

Photo:The Mews Bar, built on site of Anchor Pub

The Mews Bar, built on site of Anchor Pub

Mavis Sipple

By Mavis Sipple

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This large pub was built, some say, to accommodate the workers at the crane factory; others say that it was because the railway was due to come to Fambridge, and others because a bridge was due to be built to connect north and south Fambridge.

The Anchor has been replaced by the Mews Bar and apartments.

This page was added by Mave Sipple on 21/02/2011.
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I wonder if the pub was frequented by the workers who dug the well for the pumping station in South Fambridge? Or who subsequently kept the coal fired steam pump operating to bring fresh water to the area... I would love to find out more about this area.

By Lesley
On 26/08/2019

Many years ago I used to work in a bungalow virtually opposite the old pub. I think her husband was a butcher in Hockley, anyhow she told me that the pub was built as big as it is because there was going to be a big steel works there. 

By Rob Keen
On 23/05/2019

Can anyone please point me in the direction of more information regarding  the railway line extension that did not happen? I remember reading about it somewhere once. Was the line into Rochford due to be extended from Rochford to Fambridge and then over the river? Many thanks.

By Dawn Wigley
On 27/04/2019
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