Days Gone By: The rich boating history of Pin Mill
PUBLISHED: 12:49 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:54 20 February 2018
Pin Mill is a popular destination for sailors, walkers, artists, photographers and those visiting the centuries old Butt and Oyster public house.
The Butt and Oyster was first recorded as a public house in 1553 when licensing laws began. The Port of Ipswich’s bailiffs and burgesses held Admiralty Courts there between 1546 and 1552.
Pin Mill was in the past a landing point for cargo heading in and out of Suffolk.
Up to the Second World War huge sailing ships, which brought grain from around the world, would anchor at Butterman’s Bay, close to Pin Mill, to offload cargo onto barges so that the ships were lightened to enter the dock at Ipswich. Boat building and repairs still continue at Pin Mill today. There are now several house boats moored along the bank towards Shotley.
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