Days Gone By - Clearing the site ready for the building of Novotel hotel in Ipswich

The view from the tower of St Peters Church, Ipswich, in August 1987, as a site had been cleared to

The view from the tower of St Peters Church, Ipswich, in August 1987, as a site had been cleared to build the Novotel Hotel. (Photo by Jerry Turner/Archant).

Recent weeks have seen work carried out on the tower of St Peter’s Church, Ipswich, which stands at the busy junction of St Peter’s Street, College Street and Star Lane, writes David Kindred. It is one of the oldest buildings in Ipswich. The present structure was built in 1460 on the site of a church, which dated back over 1,000 years. It was taken over by Cardinal Wolsey to become his college chapel. When Wolsey fell from grace parishioners got their church back in 1537. The building is now a heritage centre and a concert/rehearsal venue.

Who was this working on the tower of St Peters Church, Ipswich, in August 1987?

Who was this working on the tower of St Peters Church, Ipswich, in August 1987?

The recent work reminded me of photographs taken by EADT and Evening Star photographer, Jerry Turner, in August 1987. Views he took from the tower as he captured work show how the area has changed in almost 30 years.

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