If you enter Christchurch Park through the Soane Street gates and walk up towards the mansion you are also approaching the site of the St Augustinian Priory founded during the reign of Henry II in 1160, 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.
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.