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Swanky club nights at Great White Horse - Photos from 2002 in Days Gone By

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 September 2020

A night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
 in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

A night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

Were you one of the regulars at the Great White Horse’s club nights back in the early 2000s?

A night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
 in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

Today we are looking back to a night out at the famous hotel in Ipswich town centre in 2002.

Caught Out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
 in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTCaught Out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

The popular club nights were regularly spotlighted in the Ipswich Star’s Caught Out feature.

Enjoying the atmosphere at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
 in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTEnjoying the atmosphere at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in July 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

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Our photos here are from a Swanky club night, but there were also other events under different branding, including the much-loved Harry Palmer’s Groove Lounge.

A fun night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA fun night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

Can you spot yourself or someone you know enjoying a drink and relaxing with friends?

A night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
 in October 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in October 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

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The historic hotel in Tavern Street, which famously features in Charles Dickens’s Pickwick Papers, closed down in 2008.

Caught out @ Swanky    I SPY   I-SPY
ES 10 10 02Caught out @ Swanky I SPY I-SPY ES 10 10 02

What are your memories of the Great White Horse? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.

A night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich
 in October 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANTA night out at Swanky in the Great White Horse Hotel, Ipswich in October 2002 Picture: LUCY TAYLOR/ARCHANT

To order photos, visit archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.


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