The Falcon

In the High Street until 1976

Peter Hill

The front of The Falcon hotel in the High Street
Helen Douzier nee Helliwell
Joe Helliwell, Landlord of The Falcon who also authored a weekly column about Wivenhoe in the Essex County Standard
Helen Douzier nee Helliwell
Irish Workers staying at the Falcon who worked at J W Cook Shipyard
Helen Douzier
Irish Workers staying at the Falcon who worked at J W Cook Shipyard
Helen Douzier
The parade to celebrate the Relief of Mafeking prepares to start from the Falcon Yard, next to St Mary's Church. The portraits of Lord Roberts and Baden Powell can be seen on the banner.
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The Falcon was the largest of the Wivenhoe Inns and goes back to the 1600s. It eventually closed in 1975 after approval had been given in 1971 to demolish it. A public outcry to save it ensued and it was later renovated and turned into three homes.

Joe Helliwell ran The Falcon through the 1950s. At that time a number of Irish workers were employed in the James Cook’s shipyard who stayed at the Falcon.

This page was added on 26/05/2017.

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