Ipswich Pitt's Bar

Ipswich Pitt's Bar

also traded as Airport Bar, Zero 8, Horizon Flying School

North, 52.03098,1.19796

closed 1998

opened 1930s

Ipswich Airport Nacton Rd

grid reference TM 194 417


The Pitt's bar was located inside the terminal building, which was demolished in 2006.

The Ipswich Aerodrome was opened by Edward, Prince of Wales in June 1930. Originally it was used by the Suffolk Aero Club who organised two air shows here in 1935 and 1938, the second attracting about 30,000 people. The terminal building (designed by Hening and Chitty) was also added by 1938 and opened by Captain H. Balfour MC MP (Under Secretary of the Air). After requisition by Air Ministry during WW2 it was initially used to disperse Blenheims from Wattisham for some time and from August 1941 saw some operational activity by 226 squadron…





Historical interest

Historical interest

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

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