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Gallery: The landmarks in Ipswich and Felixstowe that have changed beyond recognition in the span of a lifetime

PUBLISHED: 10:42 30 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:42 30 December 2014

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There are some sights in Ipswich that remain unchanged for hundreds of year - but other buildings have changed completely, or even disappeared since the 1950s and 60s, as David Kindred has been discovering.

This view of St Matthews Baths Hall, Ipswich, was obscured by a row of shops until the mid 1960s when the area was redeveloped. The baths were built between World Wars One and Two. The building served as a swimming pool in summer months and as a venue for meetings, wrestling and live music in the winter. Do you have memories of the Baths Hall which closed when Crown Pools opened in May 1984? (Photo by Jack Keen)This view of St Matthews Baths Hall, Ipswich, was obscured by a row of shops until the mid 1960s when the area was redeveloped. The baths were built between World Wars One and Two. The building served as a swimming pool in summer months and as a venue for meetings, wrestling and live music in the winter. Do you have memories of the Baths Hall which closed when Crown Pools opened in May 1984? (Photo by Jack Keen)

He said: “I have visited a few sites in the Star’s area to see how they have changed from photographs taken decades ago.

“Several of the photographs were taken by enthusiastic amateur photographer Jack Keen of Wallace Road, who enjoyed recording the changes to Ipswich mostly in the 1950s and 60s.

“Most have changed almost beyond recognition many in the span of a lifetime.”

See the changes for yourself in our gallery.


If the photographs bring any memories for you that you would like to share email Kindred Spirits
See more of David Kindred’s photographic memories here

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