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Days Gone By: Memories from the Thomas Eldred pub in 1974

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 04 April 2018

Do you recognise anyone in this picture at the Thomas Eldred Pub in 1974?

Do you recognise anyone in this picture at the Thomas Eldred Pub in 1974?

If you were a regular at Thomas Eldred Pub the Racecourse in Cedarcroft Road, Ipswich, we may have pictured you in today’s nostalgia gallery.

One of the punters playing a game in the Thomas Eldred pub in 1974One of the punters playing a game in the Thomas Eldred pub in 1974

There will be many a fond memory for our readers from the former Thomas Eldred pub in Ipswich.

Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974Thomas Eldred pub, in Cedarcroft Road Ipswich, July 1974

It opened it’s doors in 1953, which gave the community in Cedarcroft Road a public house in which to drink and socialise.

Mick and Heather Chapman behind the bar at the Thomas Eldred pun in 1974Mick and Heather Chapman behind the bar at the Thomas Eldred pun in 1974

These pictures, taken at the pub in 1974, show just how popular it was back in it’s heyday as the many punters enjoyed a night at the pub.

A group enjoys a drink at the pub in 1974A group enjoys a drink at the pub in 1974

It was a popular, lively estate-based sports bar before it closed it’s doors for the final time in 2012 after it’s owners Greene King sold it to developers.

Were you a regular punter at the Thomas Eldred pub in the 1970s?Were you a regular punter at the Thomas Eldred pub in the 1970s?

It was soon demolished and six new homes were built in its place.

Robert 'Snowy' Richies, far left, at the Thomas Eldred pub with his stepson Dennis Crowe (third from left) and children Eric and Keith Riches and Gillian Woodhouse, and friend Jack (second from left)Robert 'Snowy' Richies, far left, at the Thomas Eldred pub with his stepson Dennis Crowe (third from left) and children Eric and Keith Riches and Gillian Woodhouse, and friend Jack (second from left)

Were you a regular punter at Thomas Eldred pub in the 1970s, or can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures taken from our archives?

To reveal the names of someone in the photographs, or to share your memories of Thomas Eldred Pub with us, email our picture desk at suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk


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