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Days Gone By

Pictures of Chantry school and Chantry infants from 1977 are included in David Kindred’s Days Gone By gallery this week.

Pictures of the Orwell Bridge being made, the destruction caused by the storm of 1987, and the Wherstead interchange under construction are included in David Kindred’s Days Gone By gallery.

Bishop’s Hill and Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, is a busy route to and from the east side of town.

Family life

Jarrold’s Minnie Moll loves Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Some Like It Hot and her tractor. She talks to Gina Long about East Anglia

Property developer John Howard shares his East Anglian heaven and hell with Gina Long

From giant latex balloons launched towards Europe, to the Prime Minister who played regularly at the local golf course, it’s all in a new book

Travel

A sun-drenched strip of golden sands, crystal clear skies and blue seas that lead to an exotic paradise…Murcia is the Spanish hideaway that brought my heart back home.

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis checks out De Kempervennen in The Netherlands.

Features writer Karen Richards travelled to the German city of Düsseldorf to see the heady sights, sample the cuisine and soak up its 24-hour culture.

Opinion

Cars are something of a mystery to me and largely, I’m happy for it to stay that way, writes thrifty living columnist Sheena Grant.

New school year - what will mums and dads be wearing?

There is a common misconception about elections in this country (and I suspect in most other democracies).

Homes & garden

A beautifully designed cottage is currently on the market in Ipswich - could this be the house of your dreams?

There’s an endorsement on the village website: ‘we go to a lot of open gardens events and this is the best’. High praise. We can judge for ourselves soon

They resemble pubs, tents and black cabs, but one of these sheds could win £1,000 - and a giant crown.

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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