The Harlequin Pub may have closed but the memories are still alive
PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 18 July 2018
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.
The pub opened in February 1970 and was part of a wider shopping complex.
It was known as Harleys for a time but had reverted to the Harlequin before its final demise in 2006.
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.
The Harlequin however, was resigned to history, joining a long line of fallen pubs in Ipswich.
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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