The Anchor Hotel and Yachting Staithe at Coltishall c1905, which was a popular mooring
spot for holiday boats even back then. The Anchor Hotel, on the left, was owned by
Morgan’s Brewery and the licensee at this time was Peter George Hunt. The hotel closed
in 1985 and is now a private house.
Another view of the Anchor Staithe moorings at Coltishall, postmarked to 1906. The
range of buildings seen in the background were part of a large maltings complex which
was situated next to the Anchor Hotel. Malting had been an important industry in
Coltishall for many years - the 1841 census listed three maltsters in Anchor Street
alone. By the early 20th century, the business was in decline and the maltings seen
above closed. The buildings fronting on to the river had been demolished by the early
1930s and the rest of the complex was converted into private dwellings
The Street at Coltishall, pictured c1909. On the right is Roys’ Grocery and Drapery
store which was established here in 1895 by brothers Alfred and Arnold Roy. In 1899,
the brothers opened a second store in Hoveton and the famous “Roys’ of Wroxham” came
into being. The shop is now part of Coltishall Pharmacy.
The Rising Sun at Coltishall, then owned by Bullards Brewery, pictured c1930s. The
pub was originally part of another large maltings complex which, I believe, was once
owned by the Coltishall Brewery.
The River Bure at Coltishall c1905.
Another view of the Anchor Hotel, postmarked as 1938. A contemporary advert lists
the proprietor as being G.R.Neal and boasted; “You will find picturesque moorings
and a hearty welcome”. Along with offering rooms, luncheons, dinners and teas, the
hotel also had a bowling green and an 18 hole putting green.