Ipswich Chequers summary from Suffolk Camra
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Ipswich Chequers

  • 24-26 New St
  • grid reference TM 170 442
closed 1920-1970
  • opened pre-1689
  • closed 1928-1932??
  • last owner cobbold
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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

The chequerboard as a pub sign may have its origins from Roman taverns when a board game like draughts was often advertised and played. It may also be an ancient sign to indicate the landlord was a money-lender or could offer secure storage for a travellers valuables.