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Days Gone By: Memories of The Smock pub in Ipswich from 1974

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:33 07 February 2018

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here at The Smock in 1974?

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here at The Smock in 1974?

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These pictures from The Smock Pub in Maidenhall Approach will evoke fond memories for many from 1974.

The Smock pub in Mildenhall Approach, as it looked in 1974The Smock pub in Mildenhall Approach, as it looked in 1974

The Smock pub in Ipswich is one that has stood the test of time, and has survived in an era where countless other venues have been converted into housing or small supermarkets.

One of the many punters pictured at The Smock in 1974One of the many punters pictured at The Smock in 1974

The venue opened in 1950 and was originally called the Maidenhall Inn, known colloquially as ‘The Maidenhall’, before becoming The Smock in the following decade.

At the bar in The Smock - can you name any of the people pictured?At the bar in The Smock - can you name any of the people pictured?

This gallery shows some of the many faces who frequented it in 1974, but The Smock is still open on the Maidenhall estate today.

Inside The Smock in 1974Inside The Smock in 1974

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures taken from our archives?

Who was this lady behind the bar at The Smock?Who was this lady behind the bar at The Smock?

Were you a regular punter at The Smock in the 1970s, or is the venue now your local?

Some of the punters inside The Smock in 1974. The pub is still open todaySome of the punters inside The Smock in 1974. The pub is still open today

To share your own pictures and memories of The Smock with us, or to reveal the names of someone in the photographs, email our picture desk.

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