Boots celebrate 120 years in Ipswich town centre

Some of the team at Boots, Ipswich celebrate 120year of the store in the town

Some of the team at Boots, Ipswich celebrate 120year of the store in the town

A national pharmacist which has been a mainstay in Ipswich has celebrated having a presence in the town centre for 120 years.

Staff at Boots, in Tavern Street, marked the occasion with banners and posters at the front of the store and also wore fancy dress. The first branch to open in the town was at 50-52 Westgate Street in 1896.

Caroline Fisk, general manager, said: “We’ve been building up for the anniversary since May and some customers have been coming in telling us their memories.

“We’re proud to be part of Ipswich town centre.”

Miss Fisk added the store was also helping out former staff at the recently-closed BHS store in the town in order to get them into work before Christmas.

The chain’s store in Woodbridge Road East will also be moving to the Two Rivers Medical Centre soon.