Do you remember the Eastern Union Railway pub?

Can you name this pair, who stood proudly behind the bar in 1975? Picture: ARCHANT

Can you name this pair, who stood proudly behind the bar in 1975? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Ipswich’s first rail line was the Eastern Union Railway and it was an extension of the Eastern Counties Railway from London to Colchester.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this gallery? Picture: ARCHANT

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this gallery? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The first railway station in Ipswich was in Croft Street and later became the site of the engine shed.

Cheers! Do you recgonise this smiling face? Picture: ARCHANT

Cheers! Do you recgonise this smiling face? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

It was in Croft Street that the EUR pub - named after the railway line - opened its doors in the 1850s.

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: ARCHANT

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The pub stood proudly in the town for many years and these photos are from 1975, showing a busy night at the pub.

EUR in Croft Street in 1975 Picture: ARCHANT

EUR in Croft Street in 1975 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The EUR closed in 1993 but reopened briefly a year later.

Were you a regular punter in the 1970s?

Were you a regular punter in the 1970s? - Credit: Archant


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The pub underwent a refurbishment and reopened as Crofts in 1996 but the name change did not last long and the following year the name reverted to the EUR.

Time was called on the pub in 2005.

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Were you a regular punter at the pub in the 1970s? Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures from our archives?

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