Eyes down! Take a look at these fascinating photos from Ipswich’s Top Rank Bingo in 1974

Bingo! Picture: ARCHANT

Bingo! Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

We take a trip down memory lane to Top Rank Bingo in 1974, so sit back and get a cup of tea, number three.

Two ladies congratulating an elderly man on his bingo victory! Picture: ARCHANT

Two ladies congratulating an elderly man on his bingo victory! Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Eyes down! These pictures from 1974, found in our archives, show the Ipswich venue was packed full of eager bingo-goers with their daubers at the ready.

A group of ladies hoping for big wins at the bingo Picture: ARCHANT

A group of ladies hoping for big wins at the bingo Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Some were dressed to impressed in their best suit and bow tie, along with others in floral dresses, in a game that proved to be fun for all - old and young.

Dressed to impress for a full house at bingo! Picture: ARCHANT

Dressed to impress for a full house at bingo! Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Bingo daubers at the ready for a full house Picture: ARCHANT

Bingo daubers at the ready for a full house Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Top rank bingo room was packed out in 1974 Picture: ARCHANT

Top rank bingo room was packed out in 1974 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The two ladies having a great time calling the bingo numbers out, number 88 Picture: ARCHANT

The two ladies having a great time calling the bingo numbers out, number 88 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

The room appeared to be full of smiles, showing everything was tickety-boo (62). Everyone watched out for their chance to get a full house and win the prize.

You can still play bingo in Ipswich - Top Rank Bingo was later taken over by Mecca Bingo, which is still in Lloyds Avenue.


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Were you a bingo player in the 1970s? Do you recognise any of these friendly faces? Email charlotte.bond@archant.co.uk with your memories.

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