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Ipswich Little Wonder

previously known as Alma House


closed August 15th, 1908

29 & 31 Bell Ln

grid reference TM 163 437

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last updated 11/04/2015

A report in the Ipswich Journal** on 10 Aug in 1861 states that :

Henry SOUTHGATE, landlord of the Alma Beer House, Ipswich, was accused of aiding & assisting the removal of goods to prevent a legal distress for rent, after they had been taken to his house.

Demolished shortly after closure. The pub was reportedly on the east side of Bell Lane, a short way north from the junction with Austin Street.

Closure date recorded in the Borough Police licensed premises register 1903-1923.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Little Wonder won the Derby in 1840 at odds of 50:1 so inspired many pubs and others to adopt the same name.