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Days Gone By: Memories from the Spread Eagle Pub in 1974

PUBLISHED: 11:16 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 13 April 2018

Do you recognise these two, pictured at the Spread Eagle in 1974? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you recognise these two, pictured at the Spread Eagle in 1974? Picture: ARCHANT

The Spread Eagle on Spread Eagle will hold fond memories for many - but have we pictured you in our gallery?

Regulars and staff enjoying an evening at the Spread Eagle pub in Fore Street, Ipswich, in 1974. Picture: ARCHANTRegulars and staff enjoying an evening at the Spread Eagle pub in Fore Street, Ipswich, in 1974. Picture: ARCHANT

Situated in Fore Street, the Spread Eagle Pub has long since been a part of its community.

Did you frequent the Spread Eagle Pub in the 1970s? Picture: ARCHANTDid you frequent the Spread Eagle Pub in the 1970s? Picture: ARCHANT

It is recorded that the pub was opened in the 1600s with The Old Bell over Stoke Bridge it also reputedly the oldest pub in Ipswich

Spread Eagle pub, Ipswich, 1974. Picture: ARCHANTSpread Eagle pub, Ipswich, 1974. Picture: ARCHANT

The Spread Eagle is the last remaining public house of those which once stood on the four corners of this junction of Fore Street

Inside The Spread Eagle Pub in 1974. Picture: ARCHANTInside The Spread Eagle Pub in 1974. Picture: ARCHANT

These pictures, taken at the pub in 1974, show just how popular it was back in its heyday as the many punters enjoyed a night at their local. Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures from our archives?

Some of the punters inside The Spread Eagle in 1974. The pub is still open today. Picture: ARCHANTSome of the punters inside The Spread Eagle in 1974. The pub is still open today. Picture: ARCHANT

In the summer of 2015, it closed for a couple months to be refurbishment and was took over by Grain Brewery to give their wide selection of craft and imported beers on draught in the pub.

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here at The Spread Eagle in 1974? Picture: ARCHANTDo you recognise any of the faces pictured here at The Spread Eagle in 1974? Picture: ARCHANT

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

One of the punters at the Spread Eagle pub in 1974. Picture: ARCHANTOne of the punters at the Spread Eagle pub in 1974. Picture: ARCHANT

To reveal the names of someone in the photographs, or to share your memories of Spread Eaglwe Pub with us, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk


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