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Ipswich Engineers Arms

historical era: mid 20th century

closed May 14th, 1961

last owner cobbold

29 Bath St

grid reference TM 165 434

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last updated 16/07/2015


Not to be confused with New Engineers Arms in Hawes st.

It's understood to have stood at the junction of Hawes Street and Bath Street. Comparing the photograph with the 1883 Town Plan, it appears to have stood on the north-west corner of the junction.

A report in the Ipswich Journal** in May 1855 states :

Reported in the Ipswich Journal in May 1855 that at the Ipswich Petty Sessions that James Whittaker, keeper of the Engineer’s Arms beer house, Bath Street, St Mary Stoke, was convicted of keeping his premises open at half past eleven on a Monday night, he was fined 40s and costs.

1946 - Henrietta Moy (later married Samuel Harding but died in 1952).

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

Closure date from Ipswich licensing records.

(historical detail provided by David Knights)

(census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)