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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Land outside Ipswich, which was one pasture and fields, is now home to thousands of people, writes John Norman of the Ipswich Society.

There was great excitement in the borough council when the Ipswich Building Society announced it was moving into the former Chelsea Building Society offices in Princes Street, writes John Norman of The Ipswich Society.

The two great hotels in Ipswich during the first 75 years of the 20th Century were the Great White Horse and the Crown and Anchor, both Trust House Forte hotels, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Ships have been built on the banks of the Orwell since time immemorial, writes John Norman of The Ipswich Society.

John Norman reminds us how much of a privilege it once was to have a decent education – and not so very long ago, either.

In his second article on the Corn Exchange, The Ipswich Society’s John Norman, takes a look at a series of new dawns, and sunsets, for the town and its traders.

Corn and complaints. John Norman, from the Ipswich Society, looks at the less than ideal conditions in which the market-makers worked to strike a deal in Ipswich.

The story of Ipswich Airport: from 1940 to the end, at the turn of the millennium, is the focal point for John Norman, from the Ipswich Society today.

There has been a church in The Street, Rushmere St Andrew, since Saxon time, writes John Norman, from the Ipswich Society.

Ipswich Airport never quite made it onto the world stage, writes John Norman, from the Ipswich Society.

A military site just outside Ipswich has always had an air of mystery about it, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Ipswich may not have had a police force in the Middle Ages but we’ve certainly had a variety of men carrying out similar duties almost ever since, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

Since the Middle Ages, townsfolk have half expected city streets to be safe, and a way of achieving this, during the hours of darkness, is by lighting, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

John Norman, of the Ipswich Society, looks at land with intriguing stories to tell, and wonders if Rushmere Heath ever had a school.

In the latest of our Ipswich Icons series, Mark Ling looks at the history of Broomhill Pool

The first edition of the Ordnance Survey of Ipswich 1883, produced at a scale of 1.500, is a fascinating read, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

We must have been a God-fearing lot back in the middle of the 19th Century; the churches were full, people queued outside and there was standing room only, writes John Norman, of The Ipswich Society.

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