Ship at Launch Public House

Ship at Launch

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Ship at Launch PH Wivenhoe Quay

The ‘Ship at Launch’ pub was situated on the corner of Bath St. and the Quay.  It was formerly known by the sign of ‘The Woolpack’ which had the old salt water baths attached behind which were run by Mr. Horace Flack.

This page was added on 26/02/2015.

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  • I lived at No 5 Quay Street as a young boy from 1950 to 1957 when I emigrated with my parents to Rhodesia. The building on The Quay situated between Quay Street and Bath Street was a sprat canning factory North Sea Canneries. They had two fishing snacks one called a Wivenhoe and the other called Essex. I used to earn pocket money by helped my them unload the fish when they came in on the high tide and if it was a good catch they gave me a cod to take home as well. Mother was pleased! Our next door neighbour was Mr Bartlett and my friend Ian Gladwin lived opposite. The 1953 floods came up to our front door.

    By John Willoughby (21/04/2020)
  • My daughter has researched my family history and has discovered that one of my ancestors William Powell, and his wife Elizabeth lived in Wivenhoe, and William Powell was the landlord of the Woolpack Inn from 1800 – 1813.
    They were married in Gt. Oakley, at All Saints Church in August 1795.
    Their son Benjamin b.1797 was a fish merchant in Wivenhoe before the move to Gt. Yarmouth.
    Sometime before 1841.
    He married Mary Ann Moulton born in Wivenhoe in 1794

    By John Hall (27/09/2015)

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