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Gallery: David Kindred looks back at Woolworths and the other shops we loved and lost in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:19 09 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:00 10 December 2014

Carr Street Sept 1990 Woolworths Carr Street store in 1990. The site now includes a Pound Shop. Other shops in this view are Dewhursts butchers, Tandy electrical and the Co-op.

Carr Street Sept 1990 Woolworths Carr Street store in 1990. The site now includes a Pound Shop. Other shops in this view are Dewhursts butchers, Tandy electrical and the Co-op.

With the annual Christmas dash around the shops well under way I have found photographs to remind us of some of the stores in the centre of Ipswich from our past.

Most of the pictures were taken before giant superstores opened on the edge of town the internet was beyond imagination. Black Friday and Cyber Monday sounded like something from science fiction.

Gone are names like: Corders, Cowells, Martin and Newby, J. H. Grimwade and Son, Woolworths, Croydons, Edwards and Ridleys.

Which were your favourite shops and department stores? Share your memories by emailing David Kindred

See more old photos of Ipswich here

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