Photo of California Arms

grid reference TM 185 448

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 25/01/2020

Ipswich California Arms

historical closure era: mid 20th century

closed about 1939

428-430 Spring Rd

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There was a coaching house and a brew house with cellars to rear. The coaching house was demolished in early 1990s.

(information from Mick)

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


The California Gold Rush (1848-1855) began on in January 1848, when gold was discovered by James Wilson Marshall at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma. Over 300,000 men, women, and children headed to California soon after - early gold-seekers were called "forty-niners," (as a reference to 1849).