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Days Gone By: Memories from Colchester Road Royal George pub from 1974

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 March 2018

The fireplace area in the Royal George was once adorned with decorative crests - do you know if they are still there?

The fireplace area in the Royal George was once adorned with decorative crests - do you know if they are still there?

Are you pictured in this gallery from a night at The Royal George in Ipswich in 1974?

The Royal George pub, as it looked in Colchester Road in 1974The Royal George pub, as it looked in Colchester Road in 1974

The Royal George pub was once part of the catalogue of Tolly Cobbold-owned venues which served the Ipswich communities.

Last orders at the Royal George Pub in 1974Last orders at the Royal George Pub in 1974

The pub, in Colchester Road, opened in the 1930s and is now part of the Flaming Grill company, owned by Greene King.

Serving drinks at the Royal George in 1974Serving drinks at the Royal George in 1974

These pictures were taken on a night in 1974 and, while the faces behind the bar since then have changed, the exterior looks largely the same - although with some pops of bright orange added.

Can you name this trio, pictured at the pub in 1974?Can you name this trio, pictured at the pub in 1974?

In 1974, the pub was the local for much of west Rushmere and remains a family-friendly venue today.

One of the many characters that we caught in the Royal George pub in 1974One of the many characters that we caught in the Royal George pub in 1974

Were you a regular punter at Royal George in the 1970s, or is the venue now your local? Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures taken from our archives?

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here?Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here?

To reveal the names of someone in the photographs, or to share your memories of The Royal George with us, email our picture desk.

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