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Days Gone By

David Kindred takes a look back at Ipswich Cox Lane and The Convent of Jesus and Mary in Woodbridge Road. Does this article bring back memories for you?

David Kindred takes a look back at past pictures of Fore Street in Ipswich - do you remember when it looked like this?

This weeks Days Gone By article looks back at Ipswich’s St Matthews Baths Hall and readers send in their memories of a traffic-less Ipswich and their time working at Martin and Newby.

Family life

Half-term is upon us once more. With the weather more unpredictable, the autumn is a good time to introduce youngsters to the joys of theatre – both on and off stage. Here’s a few suggestions to help transport ourselves and our imaginations to another world.

Were you out for a night on the town at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday? Check out our latest nightlife gallery now and see if you feature.

A bomb blast changed Dan Majid’s life for ever. Now he is ready to represent his country again.

Travel

One of our recurring holiday games is pondering on our favourite hotel and favourite destination. Like most lists through life, it changes over time. The one constant is that no hotel has ever ticked all of the boxes.

Bridget Galton enjoys beautiful weather on a trip to Scotland for fly fishing, stunning scenery and a Highland safari

Chris Hutchinson discovers river cruising and indulges on gateau in the Black Forest

Opinion

One of the attractive characteristics of many people in Suffolk is the way they see the county in a slightly understated way – they may know it’s a special place but they’re not sure they should shout about it.

Travelling to Boston, I felt I’d earned my Lincolnshire sausage.

Lynne Mortimer looks at the pros and cons of being a prince or princess of the realm.

Homes & garden

As the weather gets cooler, Matthew Biggs offers 5 tips on what to do in the greenhouse to ensure you’re ready for winter.

How can you maximise storage space in a small house or flat? We spoke to Lorelei Firbank, franchisee of Sliderobes Ipswich, to find out.

Got a glut of apples? Hannah Stephenson has great ideas for using them up - from jelly and juice to dried snacks

Ipswich icons

Even before the Munich Crisis of 1938 preparations were being made for the possibility of another war, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society, as he looks at the history of the town’s air raid shelters.

I was given a postcard the other day with the suggestion that I researched the history of the building featured, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Granting a charter to Ipswich was a win-win situation for us and two kings, as John Norman, of The Ipswich Society, explains.

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