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Days Gone By

Constant changes to Ipswich make some areas almost unrecognisable, while other parts of town retain many of the older buildings, writes David Kindred.

I recently featured photographs of the part of Ipswich known as “The Saints” and in this week’s Days Gone By regular contributor Rod Cross has sent his memories of the area, writes David Kindred.

A Red Devils parachute performance, vintage dancing and live music are just some of the activities taking place this weekend to mark 100 years since Martlesham Heath airfield opened.

Family life

The White Lion Hotel in Aldeburgh has launched a new themed afternoon tea ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’

We asked our Suffolk iWitness members to take photos of them during their holiday in the sun.

There were a lot of suggestions when it came to who’d take over hosting duties when The Great British Bake Off switched from BBC One to Channel 4. Children’s presenters Dick ‘n’ Dom where among them.

Travel

The village of Willian is one of Hertfordshire’s best kept secrets.

Features writer Karen Richards travelled to the German city of Hamburg to sample its many delights, soak up its maritime history and immerse herself in the 24-hour culture.

If a famous actor such as Jeremy Irons lives in the historic town of Watlington, you know there must be something special about the place.

Opinion

Thrifty living, with Sheena Grant

If you look at our towns, and villages for that matter, you will see that in many cases their character is made up by buildings of a mixture of generations.

Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Lynne Mortimer celebrates Frenchness in the wake of the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.

Homes & garden

Almost £2million can buy you this individual six-bedroom, six-bathroom dream home near Woodbridge.

A chance to visit stunning ‘hidden gardens’ in Bury St Edmunds will be held this Sunday, raising money for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

A nature reserve near Sudbury is hosting two open days to showcase their unique displays of roses.

Ipswich icons

If you went to Northgate in the pre-1977 halcyon days, when it still was a grammar school, you won’t need me to tell you what a good school it was. It still is! Writes John Norman.

The main road into Ipswich from the south was, historically, across Bourne Bridge, along Wherstead Road, through the parish of Stoke and then crossing the Orwell by way of a ford between Great Whip Street and Foundry Road, writes John Norman of the Ipswich Society.

Whilst reading this article you won’t be surprised to learn that it was written using a word processing package on a desktop computer, and this digital information was sent to the East Anglian Daily Times for conversion into print using editing software, writes John Norman of the Ipswich Society.

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