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Memories of lost pub - a night out at the Ipswich Arms in 1974 in Days Gone By

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 September 2020

Cheers! A night out at the Ipswich Arms pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Cheers! A night out at the Ipswich Arms pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Do you remember the Ipswich Arms - one of the many pubs we have loved and lost over the years?

Some of the customers at the Ipswich Arms pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDREDSome of the customers at the Ipswich Arms pub in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Photographer David Kindred went along to the pub for the evening in 1974. If you were a regular back then you might spot yourself in our picture gallery.

Some 70s hairstyles in this photo from the Ipswich Arms pub Picture: DAVID KINDREDSome 70s hairstyles in this photo from the Ipswich Arms pub Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The Ipswich Arms was in London Road, and our photos show how popular it was at this time.

Enjoying a 1970s night out at the Ipswich Arms Picture: DAVID KINDREDEnjoying a 1970s night out at the Ipswich Arms Picture: DAVID KINDRED

It was temporarily renamed Bridge House during the Second World War, with its sign being taken down to thwart enemy invaders.

Do you recognise these punters at the Ipswich Arms in 1974? Picture: DAVID KINDREDDo you recognise these punters at the Ipswich Arms in 1974? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

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The pub stood next to another popular pub, the Royal William. Both pubs were demolished in 1999 to make way for the Lidl supermarket.

Enjoying a drink at the Ipswich Arms Pub Picture: DAVID KINDRED/ARCHANTEnjoying a drink at the Ipswich Arms Pub Picture: DAVID KINDRED/ARCHANT

What are your memories of the Ipswich Arms? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.

Customers at the Ipswich Arms pub Picture: DAVID KINDRED/ARCHANTCustomers at the Ipswich Arms pub Picture: DAVID KINDRED/ARCHANT

To order photos, visit archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

The Ipswich Arms pub, which was demolished in 1999 Picture: DAVID KINDRED/ARCHANTThe Ipswich Arms pub, which was demolished in 1999 Picture: DAVID KINDRED/ARCHANT


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