Walk too fast and you may miss it. Don't look up and you would never realise it is there. 

Sitting high above one of Ipswich's main streets is a sign of the town's shopping past.

A chimney in Upper Brook Street holds the name of 'Symonds for Kodak', which was situated above a former chemist in the early 20th century. 

Ipswich Star: The sign dates back to the early 20th centuryThe sign dates back to the early 20th century (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Records show J.A. Symonds had a longstanding history in Ipswich, having been located in the town for more than 80 years. 

It is believed that during the first part of the 1900s, the shop started to sell Kodak cameras, which were invented by George Eastman. 

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While modern day advertising would reach you through digital streams, business owners had to get creative back then. 

As a result, someone dared to climb into the Ipswich skyline to tell customers of their latest product, with the sign designed to alert passers-by and oncoming traffic. 

Today, the sign sits above Thompson estate agents, although many are still unaware that the sign is there.