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Days Gone By: Memories of the Racecourse hotel and pub in Ipswich from 1974

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:42 21 February 2018

Are you pictured among this jovial bunch at the Racecourse in 1974?

Are you pictured among this jovial bunch at the Racecourse in 1974?

If you were a regular at the Racecourse in Nacton Road, Ipswich, in the 1970s, we may have pictured you in today's nostalgia gallery.

Do you recognise these two, pictured at the Racecourse in 1974?Do you recognise these two, pictured at the Racecourse in 1974?

In 1974 Ipswich’s Nacton Road looked very different - not least because it was home to the large Racecourse hotel and pub.

Can you name this gentleman?Can you name this gentleman?

Opened in the 1930s, the pub’s name derives from the fact that it stood close to the location of the finishing post on the old Ipswich racecourse, which was active between 1710 and 1911.

Did you frequent the Racecourse in the 1970s?Did you frequent the Racecourse in the 1970s?

The course ran on land between Felixstowe Road and Nacton Road and stretched for around two miles.

The Racecourse opened in the 1930s and was a popular pub for many yearsThe Racecourse opened in the 1930s and was a popular pub for many years

The hotel closed and was boarded up in November 2008. Planning permission to build several blocks of flats on the land was agreed and the pub was subsequently demolished during the summer of 2009.

A Tesco Express now stands in place of the Racecourse, on Nacton Road in IpswichA Tesco Express now stands in place of the Racecourse, on Nacton Road in Ipswich

A Tesco Express is now open on the site where the hotel once stood.

Can you name either of these ladies pictured at the Racecourse in 1974?Can you name either of these ladies pictured at the Racecourse in 1974?

Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures taken from our archives?

Can you name these two, pictured behind the bar?Can you name these two, pictured behind the bar?

To share your memories with us, or to reveal the name of someone pictured, email suffolkpicturedesk@archant.co.uk

All smiles at the Racecourse in 1974All smiles at the Racecourse in 1974

Dogs were welcome with punters at the pubDogs were welcome with punters at the pub

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