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Days Gone By: Did you visit The Seahorse or The Haven Hotel pubs in Ipswich in the 1970s?

PUBLISHED: 11:34 19 May 2017

Cigarettes and Alcohol. A busy night in the bar at the Haven Hotel in July 1974.

Cigarettes and Alcohol. A busy night in the bar at the Haven Hotel in July 1974.

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In the latest Days Gone By series, David Kindred takes a walk down memory lane visiting two more of Ipswich’s lost public houses.

A smoke filled bar at the Seahorse in 1975. A smoke filled bar at the Seahorse in 1975.

Photographs taken in the 1970s by East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star photographer, Jerry Turner, capture how popular an evening at “The Local” was around 40 years ago.

All smiles from behind the bar at the Seahorse in 1975. All smiles from behind the bar at the Seahorse in 1975.

Who were these young trendsetters playing table football at the Seahorse in May 1975.
Who were these young trendsetters playing table football at the Seahorse in May 1975.

The Haven Hotel, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, was built in 1928 and was renamed the Crown in 2009. It closed in October 2011.

The Seahorse in May 1975 The Seahorse in May 1975

Who are these visitors at The Seahorse in May 1975? Who are these visitors at The Seahorse in May 1975?

The Seahorse at the corner of College Street and Foundation Street closed in the late 1970s and was demolished in 1980.

The Seahorse in 1974. This part of Foundation Street (right) was known as Bank Street until the mid 1940s. A previous public house building of the same name was on this site from 1838.
The Seahorse in 1974. This part of Foundation Street (right) was known as Bank Street until the mid 1940s. A previous public house building of the same name was on this site from 1838.

The Haven Hotel at the junction of Felixstowe Road and Ransome Road, Ipswich, in July 1974. The Haven Hotel at the junction of Felixstowe Road and Ransome Road, Ipswich, in July 1974.

Also featured are reader’s memories prompted by recent Days Gone By features.

Who was behind the bar at the Haven Hotel, Ipswich, in 1974? Who was behind the bar at the Haven Hotel, Ipswich, in 1974?

Regulars at the Haven Hotel, Ipswich, enjoying an evening out in 1974. Do you know who they are? Regulars at the Haven Hotel, Ipswich, enjoying an evening out in 1974. Do you know who they are?

If any of the photographs featured bring memories for you, write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or e-mail him.

A crowded corner of the Haven Hotel, Ipswich, in July 1974.
A crowded corner of the Haven Hotel, Ipswich, in July 1974.

The Haven Hotel at the junction of Felixstowe Road and Ransome Road, Ipswich, in July 1974. The Haven Hotel at the junction of Felixstowe Road and Ransome Road, Ipswich, in July 1974.

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