POLL: Which Classic Lynnfield Restaurant Would You Resurrect?

The Ship, which has existed in various forms since the 1930s or earlier, is set to reopen its doors later this year. So that invites the question - what other Lynnfield landmark restaurant would you bring back if you could?

As , The Ship is set to re-open its doors about a year after its previous managers closed the place down.

So with that in mind, this is a good opportunity to run a poll and ask some locals - if you could bring back one classic Lynnfield restaurant that is no longer with us, which would it be? And if I forgot to add one in the poll below or if you have something else to add, just make a note of it in the comment box below.

Nikki October 16, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Julia, did Mr. & Mrs. English have a son named Sam? If so, do you know what has become of him?
Ernie Hutchins October 16, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I believe he passed away several years ago. When my wifes friend mentioned this to us, I googled his name. His obit came up. I believe he lived in N Reading. Being a Lynnfield Center kid, we always thought of anything east of RT-1 as part of Lynn. :) Jimmy belonged to the "older" kids group back then. Seems like only 3-4 years difference in those days was like a generation. My stepfather was in Claudine Chadwells (Sylvan Circle) class at Lynn Classical. She was my 3rd grade teacher at the old center school. I was in the same class as Lance, her son that was killed in an auto accident at Whale Mouth Rock on Lynnfield Street? Also worked with one of the O'Conner girls for a number of years. They lived around the corner from Perely's 18 cent gas. My email is erniehutchins@comcast.net. We may be boring some of the younger folks that belong to Patch. May stop by your house to say Hi the next time we are in Lynnfield.
Julia Hallenborg October 17, 2012 at 01:32 AM
Hi Nikki, Yes, Sonny's given name was Sam, named for his Dad, but we have not seen or heard of him for several years. He did live on Parsons Ave for a while but not sure what has happened with him. Ernie, the Chadwells were my neighbors as well. I thought the accident took place on Ramsdells Curve..where the 99 is on Salem Street. If I remember, it was the reason that curve was finally done away with. If you come to visit try to make it a summer day. We'll take you for a boat ride on Pillings. You'll see a lot of changes.
Ernie Hutchins October 17, 2012 at 01:53 AM
Julia---you are really good!! It could have been that curve by the Tally Ho! (Bet your father could tell you stories about that establishment.) My parents forbid me from going there. (hence the Paddock Club) I always get confused between that curve, Dead Mans curve on the old RT-1 by Ships Haven, and Whale Mouth Rock. I was also in Billy English's class. Sams younger brother. Speaking of Parsons Ave, Ken, Donald, Peter, and Ruth Ann Gates. Kenny may have been close to your class. Do you know Nikki? Sounds like long time resident. The Kernwood I think opened about the time I left the area. My sister (Linda) was a waitress there for a few years.
Nikki October 17, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Thanks for the info on Sam, Julia. I met him once at a party many years ago and thought what a nice guy he is. Alas, I was involved with someone else at the time, lol! If the accident you are talking about was the one where three boys died, I believe it was up further east on Salem St...sort of across from Brook Drive. I enjoy listening in on your and Ernie's reminiscing. You know, I think all of us kids were told to "stay away" from the Tally Ho!


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