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Throwback Thursday: Memories from Ipswich in September 1994

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:59 28 September 2017

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

Filming of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries in Ipswich in 1994

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Ipswich Town, TV filming and Royal Mail Sorting Office opens by Bonthcho Guencthev feature in another edition of our nostalgia series, Throwback Thursday.

Camera crews working on the crime drama Camera crews working on the crime drama

In another edition of our Throwback Thursday series, we cast our minds back to September, 1994.

The series ran for 12 seasons from 1987 to 2000 The series ran for 12 seasons from 1987 to 2000

It was a month that saw Ipswich Town player Bontcho Guentchev display his balls skills when he was officially opening the Ipswich Royal Mail Sorting Offices on Commercial Road.

An overview of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries set at St Pancras Church in Ipswich in 1994 An overview of the Ruth Rendell Mysteries set at St Pancras Church in Ipswich in 1994

The footballer took part in the first open day at the office, kicking off the event, which was organised to raise funds for the children’s wards at Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds Hospitals.

The score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester United The score board from September 1994 when Ipswich Town beat Manchester United

There was also filming taking place that month at the St Pancras Church for the ITV crime drama series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, which ran for 12 series from 1987 to 2000.

Roy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him down Roy Keane taking the ball on as Paul Mason chases him down

Ipswich Town also went on to beat Manchester United 3-2 at Portman Road in front of a crowd of 22,000-plus fans as Paul Mason scored twice and Steve Sedgley scoring the other for the Blues, with the likes of Roy Keane, Paul Scoles and Eric Cantona playing for the Red Devils.

A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued for much of the Eastern region, including Suffolk and Essex, next week.

Highways England is set to answer some key questions on Orwell Bridge closures next week, as bosses address councillors in Ipswich on the latest measures.

Rail commuters on the region’s mainline this morning are likely to face disruption after the over-running engineering works closed the line between Stratford and Liverpool Street.

Suffolk church leaders have been left confused and irritated by the repeated vandalism of their visitor book.

Talented students at Suffolk New College organised and filmed their own Jools Holland-style show showcasing some of Suffolk’s brightest talent.

Remarkable staff and volunteers at Ipswich Hospital who go the extra mile were recognised at the trust’s annual awards ceremony.

Suffolk looks set for snow showers for much of next week, as latest forecasts suggest that Tuesday-Saturday is when the flurries will fall.

ActivLives is launching free drop-in gardening sessions for older people in the community and their relatives or carers next month.

Mountain Warehouse in Cornhill has partnered up with Keep Britain Tidy for its Great British Spring Clean 2018.

Therese Coffey repeated concerns over the ability of UK’s largest multi-academy trust to turn around the failing Felixstowe Academy.

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