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Ipswich Great Eastern

Ipswich Great Eastern

also traded as GER, Albert, Royal Albert

closed 1996

42-44 Croft St

grid reference TM 163 434

Now residential.

It was called the Royal Albert, Wherstead Road, in 1851 census and the Albert, Albert Street, in 1861 census. In both cases it was listed next to the EUR.

It has also been listed at Wolsey St.

Was owned by Stewart & Patterson for some time.

The pub is shown (but not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

Map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

The GER was formed in 1862 by amalgamation of the Eastern Counties Railway with smaller railways: the Norfolk Railway, the Eastern Union Railway, the Newmarket and Chesterford Railway, the East Norfolk Railway, the Harwich Railway, the East Anglian Railway and the East Suffolk Railway among others.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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

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