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