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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.

The route has been revealed for this year’s much-loved Rudolph Run, where Santa and his happy helpers spread festive cheer around Ipswich.

Drivers in south Suffolk are warned to be vigilant as police investigate reports of more than 10 thefts from vehicles in less than two weeks.

Urgent action is being taken to recruit and retain clinicians within GP surgeries in Ipswich and east Suffolk as NHS bosses warn of an impending workforce crisis.

A key road in Ipswich will remain closed “for the foreseeable future” over fears about the stability of a building in the area.

The campaign to compensate women who lost years of pension contributions has been backed by Ipswich council.

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was involved in a collision with a van in a Suffolk town today.

A live hand grenade, a stuffed tarantula in a cage and a voodoo kit containing human hair are among the quirkiest donations to an Ipswich charity shop.

Former pupils from Northgate Grammar School have reunited for an afternoon in Ipswich.

The daughter of former US president Barack Obama is reportedly dating a teenager from Suffolk.

The Orwell Bridge in Ipswich closed last night at 10pm due to strong winds, it then reopened at 5.30am this morning when wind speeds fell to an acceptable level. Is there any chance of this happening again tonight?

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