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Do you remember the ornate garden at the Royal William?

PUBLISHED: 06:30 13 August 2018

Were you a regular punter in the 1970s? Picture: PAUL NIXON

Were you a regular punter in the 1970s? Picture: PAUL NIXON

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Among the long list of lost pubs of Ipswich is the Royal William, a pub that had many guises before its eventual closure.

Can you name the singer pictured here in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXONCan you name the singer pictured here in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXON

Opened in the late 20th century, the pub was situated in London Road, and stood proudly in the community for decades.

Singers performed at Royal William in 1975 Picture: PAUL NIXONSingers performed at Royal William in 1975 Picture: PAUL NIXON

These pictures show how popular it was in the 1970s.

Who were pulling the pints at the Royal William, Ipswich, in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXONWho were pulling the pints at the Royal William, Ipswich, in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXON

It once had a large ornate garden which sat between the pub and the river and was maintained by the pub team.

Royal William, Ipswich, in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXONRoyal William, Ipswich, in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXON

The pub was rebranded as a lively bar - named Hoofers - in the 1980s, attracting a younger nightclub feel. However, it returned as the Royal William in 1993 following a refurbishment.

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: PAUL NIXONDo you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: PAUL NIXON

It closed its doors for the final time in 1998 and was demolished, together with the neighbouring Ipswich Arms, in 1999 to make way for a new retail unit.

Can you name this trio at the Royal William, Ipswich, in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXONCan you name this trio at the Royal William, Ipswich, in 1975? Picture: PAUL NIXON

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?

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these pictures? Picture: PAUL NIXONCan you spot yourself or someone you know in these pictures? Picture: PAUL NIXON

To share your pictures and memories with us, or to reveal the names of someone in the pictures, email us


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