Three Horseshoes Fordham, near Colchester,
Essex (as it once was)
Fordham, near Colchester, Essex
(as it once was)
Oliver and Susannah Bull's gravestone in the graveyard, next door to the pub.
A few landlords.
1878 Directory - Oliver Bull, 3 Horseshoes and Blacksmith
1886 Directory - George Collins, 3 Horseshoes PH, Brewer and Blacksmith
1891 William E Sparkes, a 43 year old Publican, his wife Miranda aged 35, son Edgar E. aged 6, daughter Clara E. aged 5 and son Evelyn C. aged 1. Like his father, and some of the previous publicans, William Ezra Sparkes was also a Blacksmith, and by the time of the 1901 census had reverted to that trade. Prior to the marriage to his wife Miranda in 1883 he had been a Blacksmith in Stoke-by-Clare. Miranda was the daughter of Josiah Mitson, the landlord of the "George Public House" in Stoke-by-Clare. (William was my great-grandfather, who died in 1920. Peter Sparkes, 2007.)
1902 Directory - George William Brinckley, 3 Horseshoes
Alehouse 1911 - 1922 Daniell (Horseshoes)
Alehouse 1923 - 1961 Daniell (Three Horseshoes)
2001 - Pete and Hazel McAteer
2005 - Trudi and Damian Tuckwell
2006 - Tina and Andrew Percival. Tina and Andrew gave up the pub in 2011 and the new tenants closed the pub and carry out extensive refurbishment.
The 'Shoes' in 2006
2011 - Tara and Jayne opened their doors to their thirsty and eager customers on 19th November 2011.
A few years later, Tara and Jayne moved on, and the pub suffered mixed fortunes.
Anything that you can add to the history of the Three Horseshoes would be greatly received.
Archived but re-instated 20th October 2023.