Reunion as Hedingham pub hits 40 year mark

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To celebrate its 40th anniversary, a pub which was a big hit in the 1970s and 1980s for its discos, is wanting to reunite its old-dance mad customers.

Formerly called The Viking and later Memories, the pub’s owners are hoping past customers, along with former staff and DJs will be able to come along to the Castle Hedingham venue.

From 1976 to around 1990 the pub was particularly popular as a disco venue.

“It’s going to be a big, grand reunion of everyone who helped to make Memories what it is today and still going strong,” said Owner Roger Wilson.

The Viking/Memories will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a four-day event commencing on Wednesday, May 18.

Mr Wilson opened The Viking in Castle Hedingham on May 18, 1976.

Popular with customers from across the region, the pub’s party days came to an abrupt end in February 1982 when a fire completely destroyed the original 16th century pub.

It was reopened in November 1984, and renamed Memories.