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Days Gone By

Wed, 11:45

Visitors to the Kingfisher public house, Ipswich, in 1975, featured in a recent Days Gone By, writes David Kindred.

Aerial photographs give a fascinating view of our towns and villages. Many changes are recorded in these views, writes David Kindred,

Memories of the Chantry housing estate, Ipswich, have come from readers following the publication of archive photographs of the area in a recent Days Gone By, writes David Kindred.

In 1970 the company then known as Willis Faber and Dumas decided to move all its administrative departments from Southend and London to Ipswich on a site in Princes Street, designed by Norman Foster, later Sir Norman, writes David Kindred.

Large engineering works in Ipswich have employed thousands of people - now many of the companies have gone, writes David Kindred.

Shoppers mingling with traffic in the town centre, busy public houses and a major shopping chain opening in town, were all part of life in Ipswich during the 1970s, writes David Kindred.

The Chantry housing estate in Ipswich was mostly built in the 1950s and 60s to house the town’s expanding population, writes David Kindred.

Felixstowe grew in the 19th and early 20th century – partly because of the Victorian and Edwardian fashion of bathing in the sea and holidays on the coast, writes David Kindred.

One end of Carr Street, Ipswich, was until recently, dominated by the Co-op’s department stores, writes David Kindred.

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.

Celebrating Martlesham’s aviation history, a century after the air station was created.

A photograph of nearby St Helens street shops, which included G Deeks estate agent, King and Waters optician, and R Bartlett hairdresser, appeared in Days Gone By recently, writes David Kindred.

A photograph of Waterloo House, which was the Post Office, public house and shop at Tattingstone, appeared in Days Gone By recently, writes David Kindred.

With fascinating and clear memories of her childhood in Ipswich, reader Jude Wiseman has written recalling bombs falling on Ipswich during the Second World War, the severe winter of 1947, the Arts Theatre in Tower Street and ducking down behind the safety fence at Ipswich Speedway.

Towns and large villages were once self contained, with most trades available to get items made or repaired, writes David Kindred.

St Nicholas Street and St Peter’s Street in Ipswich are known as The Saints, writes David Kindred.

A new housing development led to huge expansion of north Ipswich, writes David Kindred.

It was the ‘old style’ clothes shop where you could also get a haircut and lunch, writes David Kindred.

One of Ipswich’s largest former department stores featured in a recent Days Gone By and for many readers it has provoked a walk down memory lane, writes David Kindred.

In the latest Days Gone By series, David Kindred takes a walk down memory lane visiting two more of Ipswich’s lost public houses.

A recent Days gone By featured Cranfield Brothers Mills at Ipswich dock, writes David Kindred.

Were you a pupil at Britannia Road, Primary School, Ipswich, 40 years ago? asks David Kindred.

One of Ipswich’s largest department stores is Debenhams, which stands on a site between Westgate Street and Tower Ramparts, writes David Kindred as he takes his weekly look back at the history of Ipswich.

Cranfield Brothers first built at Ipswich Docks, close to Stoke Bridge, back in 1884, writes David Kindred as he takes his weekly look back at the history of Ipswich.

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