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Days Gone By: Memories from Arboretum pub on a night in 1974

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 June 2018

Who were these three, pictured at the pub in 1974? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Who were these three, pictured at the pub in 1974? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

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It was the year of the Rumble in the Jungle, two General Elections and the three-day week - here we look back at photos from 1974.

Arboretum pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDREDArboretum pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

These pictures were taken at the Arboretum pub in Ipswich.

Can you name this pair, who stood proudly behind the bar in 1974? Picture: DAVID KINDREDCan you name this pair, who stood proudly behind the bar in 1974? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Opened in the Victorian era, the pub is situated in High Street – its name derives from the nearby arboretum (tree garden) in Christchurch Park. The building was previously home to the Arboretum Hotel and later the Arboretum Inn.

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: DAVID KINDREDDo you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The pub was closed for a while in late 2008, and was renamed in 2016 as Arbor House.

Were you a regular punter in the 1970s? Picture: DAVID KINDREDWere you a regular punter in the 1970s? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Now the venue, which is close to Ipswich Museum, offers a traditional pub feel with contemporary British food.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this gallery? Picture: DAVID KINDREDCan you spot yourself or someone you know in this gallery? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

What do you remember about 1974? Were you a regular at The Arboretum or do you have memories of the three-day week and the political situation in the UK?

Behind the bar at the Arboretum pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDREDBehind the bar at the Arboretum pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

We would love to hear your memories of this time.

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