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Engineers carry out checks at Ipswich Town Hall ahead of lockdown

PUBLISHED: 14:10 04 November 2020 | UPDATED: 14:35 04 November 2020

Maintenance engineers carried out checks at the  town hall in Ipswich  Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Maintenance engineers carried out checks at the town hall in Ipswich Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Charlotte Bond

Maintenance crews moved on to Ipswich Town Hall on Wednesday to carry out checks on its clock tower – watched by crowds taking advantage of the last day of shopping before the country goes back into lockdown.

A large platform vehicle allowed engineers to get up to the tower to check on the flues and the flagpoles at the top of the building.

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The engineers were able to take advantage of perfect weather to carry out the checks as large crowds watched what was happening.

The fountains continued to operate on the Cornhill – but things will change during the lockdown when the town’s Christmas Tree will be installed by Ipswich Central.

Although there will be no formal light-up this year, the tree will be put in place for people who walk through the town centre for part of their daily exercise – and for those using the food shops that are able to stay open to supply essential goods during the lockdown.


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