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Ipswich Happy Return
also traded as as: Happy Returnshistorical era: late 20th century
73 Wykes Bishop St
Recorded as being in Holywells Road in the 1903-1961 Ipswich licensing records.
Alice Crapnell and Arthur Felgate married and were running this pub in 1901.
NB: it may have been rebuilt sometime as this mainly industrial area developed, but we have no records of this happening.
In 1861 listed at 73 Brunswick Road, St Clement's parish. [Listed after Albion Street & Wykes Bishops Street & before Cliff Road].
In 1865 & 1871 it was listed at 73 Orwell Works Road.
In 1888-1956 was listed at 9 Holy Wells Road.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information by David Clow)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.