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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? 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.

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

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

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

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

Do you recognise any of the faces pictured here? 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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