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The Harlequin Pub may have closed but the memories are still alive

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 18 July 2018

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

An Asda superstore now stands on the site of the former Harelquin Pub but for years the pub was a hub for those living in the Stoke Park Drive area.

Harlequin pub in Stoke Park Drive 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDREDHarlequin pub in Stoke Park Drive 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The pub opened in February 1970 and was part of a wider shopping complex.

Were you a regular punter in the 1970s?  Picture: DAVID KINDREDWere you a regular punter in the 1970s? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

It was known as Harleys for a time but had reverted to the Harlequin before its final demise in 2006.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this gallery? Picture: DAVID KINDREDCan you spot yourself or someone you know in this gallery? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The shopping complex had been plagued by anti-social behaviour and a decision was made demolish it and replace it with a supermarket.
Costcutter moved out and Asda moved in, meanwhile a Chinese take-away, hairdressers and a bookmaker’s were relocated.

Can you name this duo? Picture: DAVID KINDREDCan you name this duo? Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The Harlequin however, was resigned to history, joining a long line of fallen pubs in Ipswich.

Harlequin pub in Stoke Park Drive in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDREDHarlequin pub in Stoke Park Drive in 1974 Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Here we look back at the pub’s heyday and have a series of photos from a night out in 1974.

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