Saturday, 5 January 2013

Coddenham, Suffolk, The Live and Let Live Pub, c1908

Coddenham, Suffolk, The Live and Let Live pub, c1908. Coddenham is a small village north of Ipswich. The wonderfully named Live and Let Live pub appears to have closed in 1912. It is now a private house and has presumably been so for a hundred years. The building is clearly ancient. If you open the Google Street View in another window and get closer to the building you can see that it is beautifully decorated on the outside. I'm not sure about the pink paint though. For more old pictures why not visit the Sepia Saturday blog. This postcard was produced by Bedford and Co of Carr Street, Ipswich.
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9 comments:

  1. Gee, I kind of like what they did to the old building in recent years! Very nice!

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  2. Somehow, the pink doesn't quite do it for me - I prefer it in black-and-white, I think.

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  3. You know how an old pub always captures my interest. Cheers Howard.

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  4. Amazing how little has changed although changing the direction of the entry steps certainly was a good move for the sake of safety.

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  5. The backside of the building shows a For Sale sign. I agree the pink is too "twee" as well as the patterned plaster, but the postcard view is also a re-muddled building too with poor stucco covering the old timbers. Sad that the old sandy lane couldn't have been preserved too. Wouldn't you like to find an interior photo of the pub?

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  6. What a great name for a pub; glad the building survived even if the pub closed so long ago.

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  7. Yes - great name for the pub! Perhaps the pink and geometric design would look better if they didn't clash with the old red brick foundation.

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  8. I hope the folks who live in the little pink house eventually find our post with the old image. I have often thought of sending photos of houses I lived in to current residents just to let them know what it once looked like.

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  9. Very, very cool! I never thought of doing this, thanks for the great idea!

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