Days Gone By: See pictures from the Dales, the Crofts and Henley Rise in Ipswich
A new housing development led to huge expansion of north Ipswich, writes David Kindred.
Ipswich expanded along the Henley Road area of Ipswich greatly during second half of the 20th Century.
The Dales, Henley Rise and the Crofts saw thousands of new homes built.
Aerial photographs taken in the 1970s, by Jim Empson, show new houses being built in the Epsom Drive and Defoe Road area.
Two of the schools in the area are Dale Hall Community Primary, which took in its first pupils in April 1967, and Castle Hill Infant and Junior Schools.
I have featured photographs from both schools in this weeks Days Gone By.
The area has lost two public houses in recent years. The Dales in Dales Road closed in August 2015 and is now a charity shop.
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The Thomas Eldred, at the junction of Cedarcroft Road and Burke Road, opened in 1955 and closed in January 2012.
It was demolished in April 2012 and houses now stand on the site.
If any of the photographs featured bring memories for you, or you can add names to the pictures, write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or e-mail him.