Do you remember when the street scenes of Ipswich looked like this?

Wherstead Road School which stood between Station Street and Kenyon Street. This photograph was take

Wherstead Road School which stood between Station Street and Kenyon Street. This photograph was taken in around 1910. Housing now stands on this site. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

The landscape of Ipswich has changed dramatically over the past 80 years, with the population of the town increasing considerably and the town expanding to accommodate it.

Angel Lane (centre) and St Clements Church Lane (right) off Fore Street led to The Potteries . This

Angel Lane (centre) and St Clements Church Lane (right) off Fore Street led to The Potteries. This Victorian photograph features two of Ipswich's lost public house. The Lion and Lamb closed in 1908. The Angel on the right closed in 1900. Both of the buildings had different uses until they were demolished in the 1930s. The Fore Street Baths are now off to the right of this view.

Some buildings have stood the test of time and have been in the town for over 400 years, while others have failed to last half a century before being demolished to make way for new housing developments, offices and leisure centres.

This photograph of Dove Yard gives a good idea of life in The Potteries area of Ipswich. Dove Yard

This photograph of Dove Yard gives a good idea of life in The Potteries area of Ipswich. Dove Yard was off Rope Walk running parallel with Dove Street. Picture: by Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

A number of Ipswich schools, housing estates and parks remain only in our memories.

Gibson Street, one of the many roads cleared in the 1930s. It was from Curve Street (now part of Rop

Gibson Street, one of the many roads cleared in the 1930s. It was from Curve Street (now part of Rope Walk) to Alexander Park. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

But these photographs of Ipswich from days gone by have captured what life once looked like in Suffolk’s county town.

Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, was a thriving shopping area until the 1930s when all the housing arou

Upper Orwell Street, Ipswich, was a thriving shopping area until the 1930s when all the housing around Cox Lane and Rope Walk was demolished in a slum clearance plan. St Michaels Church (centre background), built in the 1880s, was badly damaged by a fire in March 2011. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Do you remember these street scenes?

Houses in Charles Street being demolished in August 1966. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Houses in Charles Street being demolished in August 1966. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Beck Street, Ipswich in 1934. Picture: Guy Maynard courtesy Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service

Station Street, Ipswich, in the 1950s when children were able to play in the road with few passing c

Station Street, Ipswich, in the 1950s when children were able to play in the road with few passing cars. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

Shops in Fore street, Ipswich, from the junction with Angel Lane, close to the swimming baths. Pictu

Shops in Fore street, Ipswich, from the junction with Angel Lane, close to the swimming baths. Picture: DAVID KINDRED

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