Gallery: Remember nights out at The First Floor Club? David Kindred shares his photographic memories of Ipswich night spots

Sandra WardÕs photograph from 1975.

Sandra WardÕs photograph from 1975.

Christmas and the New Year have always been times to celebrate.

Sandra WardÕs photograph from 1975.

Sandra WardÕs photograph from 1975.

I have looked back this week to three venues of the past where Ipswich folk could let their hair down in the festive season.

The First Floor Club in Tacket Street was once the only late nightspot for revellers.

Ken Bean and his team would often have a queue down the stairs of the club with hundreds hoping to get in and join the fun.

Public houses are still a popular destination for a festive night out although many have closed in recent years. I feature two which have gone. The Trafalgar in Spring Road, which was between the viaduct and St Johns Road closed in 2002 and the Falcon, Playford Road, Rushmere, which closed early in 2011. Both public houses have been converted to residential use.

What memories do you have of these once popular venues? E-mail info@kindred-spirit.co.ukTrack List

Merry Christmas Everybody . Slade.

Guitar Man. Bread.

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Red Red Wine. Neil Diamond.

Come Outside. Mike Sarne.

Your Song. Elton John.

Me and My Arrow. Harry Nilsson.

Mr Blue Sky. Electric Light Orchestra.

Party. Elvis Presley.

Hats off to Larry. Del Shannon

These Arms of Mine. Otis Redding

Squeeze Box. The Who.

Save the last Dance for Me. The Drifters.

The Last Waltz. Engelbert Humperdinck.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. The Platters.

Sign of the Times. Bryan Ferry.

I Got the Music in Me. Kiki Dee.

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