What would have been your local? Looking back on Thetford’s former pubs
PUBLISHED: 17:09 05 August 2019 | UPDATED: 17:09 05 August 2019
Pubs are closing across the region.
But in days gone by, it seemed there was one on every corner.
In the early 1900s, Thetford had 31 public houses with one for every 148 residents, nearly doubling the national average of 326.
But 116 years later just four from the original list remain.
Here we have created an interactive map showing the pubs dating back to 1903. Many have closed but leave behind a rich history.
Despite this, the town has seen more bars and restaurants opening, showing the change in people's social habits.
Earlier this year councillor Terry Jermy said: "People don't tend to go out drinking too much during the week now and if they are drinking, it tends to be at home with supermarket-purchased alcohol."
Bucking the trend is The Green Dragon which has been purchased by the Craft Union Pub Company and has been undergoing a restoration throughout the year.
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