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Photo of Blackbirds

grid reference TM 066 523

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CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 07/04/2019

Barking Blackbirds (Birds)

also traded as as: Blackbird

historical era: mid 20th century

opened 1860s

closed 1965

Barking Rd

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Now residential, the Blackbirds was originally only licensed as a beerhouse; it only got a full license on February 8th 1956, according to the Stow licensing records. It was known locally just as "the Birds".

It's shown here as a beerhouse on an OS map of the 1890s. (larger map)

old OS map


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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Opening date from A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.